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Latino Daily News

Wednesday January 19, 2011

NM New Republican Gov. Susana Martinez Priority: Revoke Licenses of Illegal Immigrants

The newly elected Republican governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez, is making driver’s license for illegal immigrants a top priority.  The first Latina governor, she is of Mexican-American descent, came to office as a Tea Party candidate and strict fiscal conservative with a strong anti-immigrant position.

The first Latina governor, she is of Mexican-American descent, came in office as a Tea Party candidate and strict fiscal conservative with a strong anti-immigrant position.  New Mexico is one of three states where illegal immigrants can get driver’s licenses, making it a draw from them to come to the state, Martinez claims.

She not only wants to stop illegal immigrant’s from getting driver’s licenses legally she wants those that have already been issued to them revoked. 

Numerous immigrant advocate organizations were seen protesting at her first State of the State Address, where she laid out her legislative priorities – this being one of them.