Immigration advocates to fight NM license-law repeal effort

Immigration advocates to fight NM license-law repeal effort

"Days before the state Legislature convenes, opponents of Gov. Susana Martinez's effort to halt issuance of New Mexico driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants gathered Saturday at a Roman Catholic church in Santa Fe to share information and talk about lobbying efforts.  Organized by Pax Christi Santa Fe, representatives from the immigrant-rights group Somos Un Pueblo Unido joined with parishioners of Santa María de la Paz Catholic Community and other residents for what was billed as a "Let's Keep Driver Licenses For Immigrants" forum.  The mostly over-40 crowd of some 40 people seemed to be in agreement with various speakers' arguments that the issue speaks to civil rights and social justice within the immigrant community." - The New Mexican, Jan. 14, 2012.