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Press Release: Faith in Action--The Voice of Immigrants for Human Dignity

Human Dignity & Just Immigration Reform

November 6, 2015  |  Link to article

Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants Improves Safety for ALL

150 People of Faith gathered to improve the driver’s licenses for immigrants program and show the importance and the strength of the Latino voice

Following the message of Pope Francis during his visit to the U.S., on November 5 Together Colorado including diverse faith leaders came together to energize the fight for driver’s licenses for all.

State Representative Jonathon Singer affirmed his commitment to support legislative options that could help in improving the driver’s license program.  He promised to sponsor legislation in the Colorado House, alongside Sen. Jessie Ulibarri in the Colorado Senate, for the 2016 Legislative session.

The legislator, faith leaders and the general public heard about the difficulties that the immigrant community has been facing in obtaining driver’s licenses and the benefits that licenses bring to the entire state of Colorado.

 “The drivers licenses are not only a benefit for the immigrant community, but also for everyone who lives in Colorado because this way everyone who is driving on our streets has a valid identification and easier access to insurance for our vehicles,” explained Miguel Oaxaca, leader with Together Colorado.

The event highlighted the contributions of the immigrant community countering all the negative messaging that has been coming out in the news. In addition, the importance of civic participation on Latinos was emphasized.

Pope Francis emphasized the importance of all immigrants, recognizing that this nation was founded by immigrants: “Do not be discouraged by the difficulties you must face,

I ask that you don’t forget that just like those who came here before you, you bring many gifts to this nation.”

 

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