It just seems to me that the Guv is more interested in repealing the law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain a drivers license then in promoting an economic recovery in the state. I am aware that she campaigned on this issue, but you would think the economy would take center stage at the roundhouse. As a follower of NM politics, it surely hasn't. The best the Guv has done was to promise not to raise taxes(and I am not sure if this is a good thing). I also dont see the Dems as doing much either. They dont seem to have put forth any new economic recovery or job plan themselves. They just seem to be waiting the session out hoping the Guv will not get what she wants.
Well, she didn't get what she wanted when it came to repealing the drivers license law to illegal immigrants. Thanks to the vote in the Senate last night, illegal immigrants did not lose this privilege. The new bill places more restrictions and penalties on the receiving and administering of licenses. Unfortunately, this is not good enough for the Guv and fellow Republicos and she has threatened to continue her fight for its repeal, in lieu of bolstering our sluggish economy.
Wow, this discussion has gotten way off track. Whatever you read, whatever news media you watch or listen to, having illegal immigrants with licenses who are driving in our state is just a very good thing for all of us. They make the roads more safe, feel less threatened when reporting crimes, and make it easier for law inforcement to do their jobs. There is just very little evidence that allowing them to have licenses has caused any problems what so ever. The DMV has done a good job in managing this.
BTW, we have been issuing licenses since 2003, only now has this become an issue because of our Guv. She has instilled a hysteria of fear among the citizens of NM for no good reason. I do not have anything to fear from illegals receiving licenses.