Error results in hundreds of driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants being invalidated

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An example of a driver's licenses given to non-citizens.

DENVER — A computer glitch caused hundreds of Colorado driver’s licenses given to illegal immigrants under a new law to be invalidated, officials said Friday.

Immigrants in Colorado without citizenship were allowed to get driver’s licenses under SB-251.

Contractor MorphoTrust printed the cards and said 524 were invalidated.

The Department of Revenue, which oversees the DMV, invalidated the cards and notified the affected customers, said spokeswoman Daria Serna.

The problem with the cards is that they do not have the warning “Not Valid For Federal Identification, Voting or Public Benefit Purposes” written on them.

New cards would be printed as soon as the bad ones were returned, said MorphoTrust spokesman John Raffetto.

“We have verified, with 100 percent certainty, that the update error was corrected the morning of August 6th, before any additional cards were produced,” MorphoTrust news release said.
Email notices were sent out to people who received the bad licenses.

MorphoTrust said it will provide gift cards to compensate those who received the invalid driver’s licenses.


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