Colorado Considers ‘Purple Card’ As Its Own Version Of The ‘Green Card’

People who paid state taxes for at least 2 years and have no felonies within 3 years to be eligible for legal status

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Some Colorado state lawmakers say if Congress won’t reform the immigration system, they will.

Legislation is under discussion in the state Capitol to give Colorado its own version of a green card.

It would be called a purple card.

Our sister station in Denver reports the bill would allow anyone who has paid state taxes for at least two years and has not had a felony in three years to be eligible for legal status.

This would make Colorado the first state in the country with its own legal work permit.

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