Activist group focuses on national immigration reform

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 12:58am

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is renewing her push to repeal a law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses in the state.

Through a Facebook post the governor is asking lawmakers to look at repealing a 2003 law that does not require social security numbers to get a license.

The Border Network for Human Rights, a local activist group, has said they will not be protesting the governor's efforts but instead focusing on immigration reform.

"I don't think it's worth it cause if she does pass that, a reform will be coming soon," said Antonio Gomez Trinidad, representative of the group.

The network is working with Washington in hopes of the federal government passing a comprehensive immigration reform making the New Mexico law less relevant.

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