Colorado Democrats have figured out a way around existing laws enacted last year that require proof of legal residence, such as a driver's license, to obtain government services. The Democrat controlled Colorado Senate passed a bill that expanded the documents allowed to be used to provide identification for receiving ID's and driver's licenses. The documents in the bill include: a U.S. passport, voter registration card, certified birth certificate, marriage license, divorce decree and Social Security cards.
That's right a marriage license is considered proof in the bill that you are legally in the country and will allow you to get a state issued drivers license or ID in Colorado.
So people of Colorado, run out there and thank your government for just saddling you with the bills of tons of married illegal aliens who can qualify for millions in taxpayer funded services once this law goes into effect.
Rocky Mountain News
A bill to make it easier for lawful Colorado residents to get a driver's license won the Senate's final blessing Thursday, prompting charges by Republicans of a rollback on immigration reform.
House Bill 1313 passed the Senate on a 20-15 party-line vote. It heads back to the House for consideration of a minor amendment.
Democrats argued that the Department of Revenue, which oversees the Division of Motor Vehicles, has made it extremely difficult for some homeless people, senior citizens and children of immigrants born in this country to obtain a driver's license or ID card.
Coloradans now must have a state ID or license to prove lawful presence to receive most government services under an immigration law enacted last summer.
I'm sure the marriage license provision was put in there specifically for the homeless people, senior citizens and children of "immigrants".
Republicans fired back on this blatant move by the Democrats to cater to illegal aliens.
Republicans railed against a provision in HB 1313 that allows someone to prove legal residency by providing a marriage license or affidavits from nonprofit organizations.
Sen. David Schultheis, R-Colorado Springs, said document forgery will skyrocket as illegal immigrants churn out fake divorce decrees and Social Security cards.
Affidavits from non-profit organizations like "immigrant rights" groups in favor of illegal immigration I'm sure.