Colorado DMV introduces renewal-only appointments for embattled alien driver’s license program

Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
18 November 2017
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 
State officials next month will introduce renewal-only appointments to Colorado’s embattled driver’s license program for people living in the U.S. unlawfully [illegal aliens] as thousands of licenses issued since the program’s inception three years ago are set to expire...
Licenses began to be distributed under the program, created by the legislature in 2013, on Aug. 1, 2014. Between then and Jan. 27, 2015, more than 7,800 driver’s licenses, which are only valid for three years, were issued. 
That means those thousands of people now have had to get back in the line for the limited number of appointments offered under the program...
There are thought to be 120,000-plus people in Colorado eligible for the driver’s licenses, according to [illegal] immigrant advocates. As of Oct. 31, about 38,500 licenses have been issued under the program, as well as just under 5,800 permits and about 4,300 identification cards...