All New Mexican students and our families should have the right to drive and identify ourselves with state issued identification. It's about public safety, human rights and preventing racial profiling of "driving certificates" or not having licenses at all. As immigrant students and allies, we want to keep drivers' licenses for all New Mexicans!
HB 103 would repeal licenses for New Mexicans without social security numbers which would affect our ability to identify ourselves, drive to school, church and work and also impact our families and communities. Also, lIcenses allow students and our famlies to participate fully in our communities. Please vote no to repealing one of the most progressive and immigrant-friendly laws that make our communities and New Mexico more safe every day that all New Mexicans have the opportunity to drive with licenses as well as registered and insured cars.
New Mexico Dreamers in Action (NM DIA) believes in equal access to higher education in New Mexico for all students regardless of immigration status, a path to citizenship for DREAM-eligible students, and comprehensive immigration reform for our families.
New Mexico students and allies thank the Representatives on the New Mexico House of Representatives' Labor and Human Resources Committee for standing with immigrant students and families in New Mexico who contribute each and every day to our communities and the state's economy.