Gov. Susana Martinez just said during a press conference that she’d veto the drivers’ license bill (HB78) as it came out of the Senate.
“That bill currently continues to give, the way it came out of the Senate, continues to give drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants. I oppose that. I will not support that. I am hopeful that we can continue to work together for the rest of the seven eight days, so that we can come to an agreement to do the people’s work, which is ‘Stop, giving licenses to illegal immigrants, period.'”
Isn’t the Senate version better than the status quo, a reporter asked?
No, the governor said.
“What New Mexicans want and have fought for and have made very clear, and I have made very clear, I’m going to fight for what New Mexicans want. And they do not want drivers’ licenses issued to illegal immigrants. Take a look at what just happened in Columbus. We have cartel activity in New Mexico. We are making New Mexico more dangerous by allowing the issuance of drivers’ licenses and I will continue to fight for New Mexicans.”