Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Lawmakers Should Vote on License Reform (NM-Martinez vs. Dems)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 27, 2011 | ABQ Journal Editorial staff

Posted on 02/27/2011 4:22:15 PM PST by CedarDave

New Mexico's legislative Democrats are busy dialing up controversy over Republican Gov. Susana Martinez' use of robocalls to voters in her effort to get an up-or-down vote on issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

Lawmakers should try dialing up Illinois, Georgia, Florida or New York instead. In recent months people have been charged with bringing over immigrants who are living in those states, which do not provide driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, to New Mexico.

Or they could take an extra step and punch in a foreign area code to call Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Poland or Russia. In recent months people have been charged with bringing citizens of those countries to the Land of Enchantment.

Smugglers have made traveling to New Mexico a cottage industry in their quest to obtain state-of-the-art government IDs for illegal immigrants. ...


New Mexico lawmakers like Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, contend that "this is not a system that is causing problems. It's a system that is preventing problems."

Apparently it's not a problem for the state to violate federal law.

Martinez is pushing aggressively for a vote on this issue in part because she understands it's what most voters want; a recent poll found 72 percent oppose the state's current policy.

Legislative Democrats would be wise to heed that sentiment.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; driverslicenses; illegals; martinez; susanamartinez
She is butting heads with legislative cronies of Richardson who pushed for and got them to pass legislation giving illegals licenses. Success may not come this year but in 2012 when all of the NM House and Senate members are up for re-election.
1 posted on 02/27/2011 4:22:26 PM PST by CedarDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING! Click on the flag to go to the Free Republic New Mexico message page.

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list. For ABQ Journal articles requiring a subscription, scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the article for free after watching a short video commercial.)

2 posted on 02/27/2011 4:24:46 PM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Where are the other states like FL, TX, GA to name a few.

3 posted on 02/27/2011 5:18:01 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..


4 posted on 02/27/2011 8:21:18 PM PST by HiJinx (Gazelle Intensity, Baby!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie
[Where are the other states like FL, TX, GA to name a few.]

Tennessee had a short-lived experiment with illegal alien drivers licenses. It was a disaster. There was a high rate of DUI’s, uninsured accidents, and the use of these ID’s in all manner of fraud. The legislature stepped in and stopped this program which I think was enacted by executive order. As the article points out, any state that issues these licenses can expect an influx of illegals.

5 posted on 02/27/2011 11:45:08 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson