A phone line and website for Colorado’s Division of Motor Vehicles remained jammed Wednesday as thousands of immigrants in the country illegally or with temporary status flooded officials with requests for appointments next month to apply for a driver’s license.

Colorado will start to issue the new license for noncitizens in August at five of the state’s DMV offices.

On Tuesday, the first day appointments were being scheduled, the DMV made 823 appointments, taking about 100 calls per hour, according to numbers the division released Wednesday.

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