More debate on HB78

Martinez asked if visas legal immigrants have to renew visas, then they also would have to renew their drivers’ licenses.

“They would be required to come back in and renew the driver’s license,” the legislative council service drafter is saying.

Sen. John Ryan, R-Albuquerque, jumped into the exchange.

“We are looking at the various inconveniences” that might occur but we should go to the central issue: should New Mexico continue to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

“There will be some inconveniences,” Ryan said. “We first got to start with the premise that we are going to stop issuing drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants. There are other options for people to come to this country legally.”


About triptothecapitol

Trip Jennings is a Capitol reporter at the Santa Fe New Mexican.
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