New law paves path for higher education for Colorado immigrants
Immigrant organizations and undocumented people living in Colorado chalked up a win for a brighter future under Senate Bill 21-077.
Gov. Jared Polis signed the bill into law, which will allow immigrants to pursue a professional career despite their legal status.
SB 21-077 will allow undocumented Coloradan’s seeking higher education to obtain a professional license with the Colorado Department of Education and each division of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agency. The bill eliminates the requirement of legal status to obtain a license, certification or registration in fields like education, health, childcare and more.
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