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NM immigrants prepare for another license fight

January 16, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Immigrant advocates and their allies are preparing for another round of rallies and lobbying efforts in their quest to protect a state law that allows some illegal immigrants to obtain a state driver’s license.

The preparation comes as lawmakers are set to begin a new legislative session and after activists have held community meetings around the state to organize immigrants, students and religious leaders.

The 30-day session that begins Tuesday is expected to focus on the state budget, but Gov. Susana Martinez also wants lawmakers to repeal the illegal immigrant driver’s license law.

Martinez has pressed lawmakers to do away with the law before, including a high-profile effort during last year’s session. It also was a Login to read more

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