Though access to driver’s licenses has officially been available to undocumented immigrants since 2014, only a small number of DMVs offered this service. Very few of Colorado’s undocumented community have been able to access this vital resource – until now. The
I Drive Colorado/Yo Manejo Colorado campaign, led by CIRC, is working to ensure that every undocumented Coloradan can access a driver’s license.
Last year, we helped expand the number of DMV offices offering driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants to a total of 11 across the state, finally bringing access to this program to rural areas in Colorado including new offices in Glenwood Springs, Durango, Montrose, Lamar, Pueblo, Alamosa and Ft. Morgan. We also launched a community certification program with the DMV where our trained coalition partners work with the DMV directly to secure appointments for community members, and we’ve continued to push the DMV to make reforms so that this program can be easily accessed by everyone. We are committed to ensuring that this program continues to expand to every corner of our great state.