Colorado mistakenly sends valid driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants

Reuters — More than 500 illegal immigrants in Colorado mistakenly received driver’s licenses or photo identification cards intended for U.S. citizens because of a vendor’s printing error, the company and state officials said on Friday. Colorado began issuing licenses to non-citizens in August under a law approved this year by state lawmakers and supported by law enforcement. Advocates argued that letting undocumented residents receive valid licenses would make the state’s roads safer, as applicants would need to pass a driving test and buy automobile insurance. The license states on its face that it cannot be used as identification allowing the holder to vote, as a form of federal identification, nor to apply for government benefits. [Read More]