In the first week Colorado began offering driver’s licenses and other forms of ID to residents regardless of immigration status, only half of those with appointments ended up receiving receiving licenses.
According to data from the Colorado Department of Revenue, 1,085 people were scheduled to have appointments between Aug. 1 and 11, and 559 received either a driver’s license, permit or ID. The other half either did not make their appointments or did not fulfill the requirements to receive one.
Colorado is the 11th state to offer driver’s licenses to residents regardless of immigration status. To qualify, residents must prove they’ve lived in the state continuously for 24 months and have documents such as a passport from their country of origin.