LAS CRUCES, NM—Today, the ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center of Border Rights condemned the New Mexico State House vote to repeal the law that permits undocumented immigrants to obtain New Mexico drivers licenses. The following statement can be attributed to Vicki Gaubeca, director of the ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights:
"It's disappointing that New Mexico House members have made anti-immigrant fear-mongering the centerpiece of their agenda. Rather than working to honor New Mexico's tradition of diversity and commonsense solutions, they're choosing to make it harder for immigrant families in our community to perform basic tasks like buying groceries or taking their children to school, while simultaneously making our roads less safe by decreasing the proportion of drivers who are licensed and insured."
The ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights advocates at the local, state, regional, and national levels for policies that protect the rights of people along the border.