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People, Power And Democracy
7:24 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Politics Propels Driver's License Debate

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New Mexico state representatives voted Thursday to repeal a state law that allows people to get New Mexico driver’s licenses even if they’re in the country illegally.  Some observers see this as a political battle in which winning the war isn’t as important as fighting the battle.

Pointing to several examples of fraud, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez asked state lawmakers again this year to stop allowing immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to get driver’s licenses here.

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Poverty and Public Health
4:51 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Report: Wage Theft Common Among Mexican Immigrants

Report Says Wage Theft Common Among Immigrants
Credit Andrew Shank, Jessica Garrick, Somos Un Pueblo Unido

Employers in New Mexico steal wages from one in four Mexican immigrant workers. That’s according to a new study from researchers at the University of New Mexico.

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