Martinez: Immigrant License Repeal Still A Goal

Jan 23, 2013

Gov. Susana Martinez says she remains committed to "full repeal" of a New Mexico law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses despite signaling willingness to compromise.

Speaking at a press conference about a new state driver's license system, Martinez told reporters that she will continue to push for a repeal of the law even through Senate Democrats have blocked the Republican governor's previous attempts and have warned that another repeal attempt had no chance of passing.

She says people across the state support the repeal of the law.

Martinez told the Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday that she would consider legislation that creates a driver's permit that couldn't be used as identification.

But on Wednesday, Martinez said would only consider other options if repeal fails.

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