Felipe Castro. Credit Kevin Moloney for The New York Times
DENVER — His driver’s license is an economic lifeline, said Felipe Castro, an unauthorized immigrant from Mexico who commutes 40 miles each morning to his construction job in Northern Colorado. Or it was, until it expired last week.
He needed to renew it under a state program that was created almost two years ago — one of several across the country granting licenses to noncitizens. But with Republicans now in control of the Senate, the legislature’s joint budget committee has largely stripped the program of the money it needs to operate, angering many among Colorado’s fast-growing Latino population and upending life for thousands of unauthorized immigrants like Mr. Castro, who has lived in the United States for more than a decade. The waiting period for licenses, never short, now sprawls until March 2016….
Note the use of “unauthorized immigrant.” A typical touch by the relentless pro-mass illegal immigration New York Times.