SANTA FE(AP) — Immigrant advocates are staging another protest in Santa Fe during a special legislative session that may include a proposed repeal of a state law that lets those illegally in the country get New Mexico driver’s licenses.
The Santa Fe-based immigrant advocacy group Somos Un Pueblo Unido has scheduled a rally outside the Capitol today. Organizers say they expect hundreds of advocates, religious leaders and community leaders to join in the protest against the possible repeal.
Gov. Susanna Martinez added the driver’s license issue, along with a number of others, to the call for a special session on redistricting. Martinez wants to repeal the law over fears that it jeopardizes public safety and attracts illegal immigrants.
It’s unclear if lawmakers will even consider the proposal during the 30-day special session.