Non-citizens swarm Colorado DMV

Colorado Democrats passed a law allowing in-state driver's licenses to go to "undocumented workers" in the state...here are its effects.

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SOURCE: Fox News

The website for Colorado’s Division of Motor Vehicles was briefly shut down late Wednesday, the same day non-citizens were allowed to begin making appointments to obtain driver’s licenses.

Daria Serna, a spokeswoman for the agency, confirmed the brief shutdown on Thursday, saying the website was back online as of 5 a.m. Thursday local time. On Tuesday, the “Schedule an Appointment at a Driver’s License Office” page averaged 70,000 hits per hour, including a high of 107,500 hits hourly, compared to its hourly average of 8,126 hits per hour.

"There is clearly a great deal of interest by the community to obtain these services," Barbara Brohl, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, said in a statement to FoxNews.com.

In all, a total of 823 appointments were scheduled, Serna told FoxNews.com, or 100 appointments an hour specifically related to SB 12-251, the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act, which authorizes the issuance of state driver’s licenses to individuals who cannot demonstrate lawful presence in the United States or can only show temporary lawful presence beginning Aug. 1, 2014. Licenses to verified applicants begin being issued at that time.

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