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Martinez claimed victory when she signed the bill at the Albuquerque International Sunport, saying the state had ended the “dangerous practice of giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.” Her choice of an airport to sign the bill was symbolic.
New Mexico now is positioned to adhere to the federal law and to allow immigrants to drive.
Somos says immigrants are crucial to the state’s farm, dairy, oil and building industries.
During this year’s rancorous legislative session, members of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives swiftly approved a license bill that Martinez wanted. “All of the hard work we have put into this has finally paid off,” said Rep.
The Motor Vehicle Division did not identify the four people it accused of fraud.
Somos Un Pueblo Unido, a Santa Fe-based immigrant advocacy group, also claimed victory in the long fight over driver’s licenses.
to create a driver’s license that complies with the federal Real ID Act and still allows undocumented immigrants to drive legally with authorization cards.