House Votes to Repeal Law That Allows Illegal Immigrants to Obtain Drivers License in New Mexico
POSTED: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 8:57am
UPDATED: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 8:07pm
NEW MEXICO - House lawmakers in New Mexico voted to repeal a state law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain a drivers license.
The full 70 member house approved the repeal Wednesday by a vote of 45 to 25.
The repeal, which is backed by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, will now go to the state Senate where a similar measure failed last year.
New Mexico and Washington are the only states that grant a drivers license to illegal immigrants and others without a social security number.
Utah issues a special permit allowing immigrants to drive.