immigrationCFI recognizes that immigrants and immigration play a large role in Colorado’s economy and our future. We believe that broadly shared prosperity means that all Coloradans, regardless of their immigration status, have equal access to the public resources and economic opportunities that allow them to achieve their full potential. CFI examines the role of immigrants in the Colorado economy and beyond, and promotes public policies that improve the economic well-being of immigrant families.

Immigration Reports

Young undocumented immigrants’ tax contributions would drop by nearly half if DACA protections were rescinded

June 23, 2017
A report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy examined the state and local tax contributions of young immigrants eligible for DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) and found that, collectively, they annually contribute $2 billion in state and… read more

Colorado’s economy depends on the contributions of immigrants

June 23, 2017
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Increasing access to driver’s licenses is good for Colorado’s economy

March 31, 2017
Today, the House Appropriations Committee voted on House Bill 17-1206, passing the bill out of committee and to the House floor. This bill will broaden the forms of identification that can be used by undocumented immigrants to acquire a driver’s… read more

Bill expanding driver’s license program for undocumented Coloradans passes the House and dies in the Senate

June 7, 2016
Getting a driver’s license is a cornerstone of American culture and has long been seen as a rite of passage into adulthood for teens. However, for families, a license is more than just a rite of passage; it is a… read more

The Impact of Allowing All Immigrants Access to Driver’s Licenses 

June 29, 2015
PDF Report Providing driver’s licenses to all immigrants makes Colorado roads safer and results in greater savings in automobile insurance premiums for all Colorado drivers. Licensed drivers become more knowledgeable about traffic and road laws, purchase insurance and register their… read more
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