New Mexico Hispanic Bar Passes Resolution Supporting Status-Blind Driver’s Licenses
Jan. 18 | Albuquerque, NM - The New Mexico Hispanic Bar passed a Resolution supporting the issuance of New Mexico driver’s license irrespective of immigrant status. In 2003 the NM Legislature passed an amended to existing licensing law that allowed an applicant to obtain a driver’s license irrespective of immigrant status. In advance of the 2012 NM legislative session some NM legislators have expressed their desire to have the amendment repealed or otherwise have the law changed to remove any opportunity for residents of New Mexico who do not have legal status to obtain driver’s license. The New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, together with many other New Mexico organizations including the Mexican American Law Student Association of the University of New Mexico, Enclace, Somos Un Pueblo Unido, have joined forces in all passing similar Resolutions regarding this issue. Please join the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association in this effort to ensure the rights of all residents of New Mexico to have access to driver’s licenses.
Click here to see the Resolution.