undocumented immigrants live and work

undocumented immigrants live and work

Jun 10, 2021, 11:52:57 AM News

America is considered the land of opportunity, a vast and attractive land for people who want to push the button to start life again.

Hundreds of thousands of people come into the country every year starting from scratch, many of them without proper identification or documentation.

Colorado is trying to make these undocumented residents more hospitable.

In recent months, the western state has passed a number of laws to assist and protect undocumented immigrants after the pandemic exposed huge disparities and exacerbated inequalities in Colorado and elsewhere. Governor Jared Polis signed legislation to expand access to housing, employment and government benefits for undocumented migrants. Lawyers say the laws will make the state a fairer place. Opponents argue that the measures divert money and services from other residents.

"We can't just wait for the federal government to fix our flawed immigration system," Polis said at a signing ceremony for a law that removes the requirement for regulators to verify the status of immigration of a person before obtaining a license. , Certificate or Issue or Renew Certification "Colorado needs the contributions of everyone in our state with different talents and abilities to have good jobs and work and use their skills to improve our situation."

The 180,000 undocumented immigrants living in Colorado make up about 3% of the state's population. According to the Pew Research Center, more than 10.5 million people nationwide live in the United States without a permit.

In the past, they were excluded from certain options available to US citizens, including access to everything from driver's licenses to public housing. Learn More from The Wookly.

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