More People Going to New Mexico to Get a License
POSTED: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 6:20pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 8:54pm
New Mexico is seeing an increase in the amount of people applying for driver's licenses, and some say it all stems back to immigration.
That's because New Mexico is one of only three states that doesn't require proof of legal residency to get a driver's license.
Since there's been an increase in foreign nationals getting licenses since the passing of Arizona's new immigration bill, some say more illegal immigrants are coming here because of what they consider laxer laws.
But others say it's in the books for public safety.
"If an undocumented person is denied a drivers license then they will not be able to get automobile insurance," said representative Antonio Lujan of district 35.
Tonight on NewsChannel 9 at 10 we'll hear from another New Mexico lawmaker who says he wants to see this brought up again in the next legislative session in January.