What do I need to know about Colorado immigration laws?
Even though matters of immigration and immigration enforcement are typically handled by federal immigration authorities, an increasing number of state and county law enforcement officials are starting to assist with investigating and pursuing suspected immigration-related offenses. That's why it's important to understand some of the basic immigration laws that may affect you and your family so that you can be prepared for any immigration challenges you may face. The following are just a few immigration topics that you should be familiar with:
Under federal law, all employers must verify any and all employee's authorization to work in the United States. This means that if you are preparing to work for a new employer, your employer must be able to verify your authorization to work in the United States. State contractors will be required to use E-Verify to verify the employment eligibility of all employees prior to taking any state contract. State agencies will be prohibited from entering into any contract with contractors who knowingly employ undocumented immigrants. And while legislative efforts have been made to require private employers to use E-Verify, those efforts have not made it into law yet.
Driver’s License Requirements
In order for any individual to obtain a Colorado driver's license or state ID, the individual must be able to provide proof of name, age, and lawful presence in the United States. A list of required documents can be found on the Colorado Department of Revenue website.
Voter ID Requirements
Colorado state law requires identification at the polling booth, however, these laws are less restrictive than other states in that Colorado law permits the use of non-photo ID to establish identity. A few examples of acceptable non-photo identification include a copy of a paycheck, a recent utility bill, or a bank statement. If an individual is unable to provide adequate identification, the voter can still cast a provisional ballot and later verify their identity with proper voting authorities.
Our Strong Commitment To Immigration Law
Our firm has a longstanding commitment to serving clients on all matters related to immigration law. Our current immigration attorneys are the successors to our former immigration attorney, noted Colorado Springs immigration attorney Tom Hurley. As an esteemed immigration attorney, Tom's values and commitment to clients provided the foundation for our current immigration and paralegal staff, who proudly carry on our firm's legacy as proud advocates for lawful immigration. We take tremendous pride in being a solution-driven law firm that utilizes creativity and experience to develop a plan that fits the individual needs of your immigration case so that we can help set you and your family up for success.