Illegal immigrants would be eligible to get Colorado driver's licenses under a bill Democrats plan to introduce next week.
Only a handful of states in the country allow licenses for illegal immigrants. New Mexico and Washington allow illegal immigrants to obtain the same driver licenses as U.S. citizens. Utah grants immigrants a driving permit that can't be used for identification.
Colorado Democratic Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, the sponsor of the bill, says illegal immigrants are already on the roads and it would be better to have them licensed and insured. The bill will be unveiled Monday.
Immigrants would have to prove they're paying state and federal taxes and have an identification card from their country to qualify.
Republican Sen. Kent Lambert argues the proposal would violate federal immigration law.
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