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New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee: Thank You for Standing with Immigrants and Keeping Licenses for All New Mexicans
Keeping licenses for immigrants makes all New Mexicans safe and it's also the right thing to do for our immigrants and their families. The New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee will be considering two bills regarding immigrants and licenses in their committee on Tuesday, March 5. New Mexico Dreamers in Action (NM DIA) wants to thank the Senators in the committee for standing with immigrants and keeping all drivers in New Mexico licensed. Immigrants in New Mexico pay local, state and federal taxes. Immigrants in New Mexico create jobs for other New Mexicans. Immigrant communities also have lower crime rates. With licenses immigrant students can drive to school and parents can drive to work or take their children to daycare and school. NM DIA doesn't want the state of New Mexico to further criminalize immigrants by making it unsafe for everyone and have unlicensed and uninsured drivers in New Mexico. Without a license immigrants without any criminal background become targets for detention and deportation. We want all New Mexicans to drive safely with a license and also have a form of state issued identification. Help NM DIA thank the New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee and keep licenses for all New Mexicans.