Colorado DMV Expects to Issue Thousands of Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

“Colorado is one of eight states that enacted laws in 2013 allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for [drivers] licenses,” Jennifer Oldham reports for Bloomberg, and the “DMV expects to process 9,551 applicants through September.” Hat tip to Melissa Clouthier. I’m on record as supporting open immigration for rights-respecting people who pass through appropriate check points; I have no developed opinion regarding the state programs in question. The obvious concern is that states may be issuing official government licenses to people whom the federal government has not cleared as posing no threat to others.