Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Senate OKs proposed changes to driverís license system (NM Illegals to get standard license)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 21, 2019 | Dan McKay

Posted on 02/25/2019 5:14:43 PM PST by CedarDave

SANTA FE – The Senate overwhelmingly adopted legislation Thursday that would streamline the approval process for applicants who want the less stringent option offered under New Mexico’s two-tiered driver’s license system.

Supporters said the proposal, Senate Bill 278, would reduce confusion and make other improvements to the system – in which New Mexico offers one license compliant with the U.S. Real ID Act and a second option not intended for federal purposes.

The second option, now called a driving authorization card, would be renamed the “standard driver’s license.”

Senate Bill 278 also would repeal a requirement for some applicants to provide fingerprints when they seek the standard driver’s license or identification card.

“It just makes the whole process much simpler,” said Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, “and it should greatly reduce the number of constituent complaints directed at us.”

The Senate voted 31-9 in favor of the legislation, which now heads to the House.

Opponents said creation of the driving authorization card was part of a 2016 compromise aimed at preventing undocumented immigrants from obtaining licenses but still allowing them to drive legally.

“Now we’re going back on that,” said Sen. Mark Moores, an Albuquerque Republican who opposed the bill.

The two-tiered system was also intended to bring the state into compliance with the Real ID Act.

(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: driverslicense; illegals; newmexico
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-50 next last
Doing away with "driving authorization card" and fingerprinting for illegals and replacing with a standard driver's license. And, BTW, sign everyone up to vote at the same time: What possibly could go wrong with that??
1 posted on 02/25/2019 5:14:43 PM PST by CedarDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Yep, motor-voter means that illegals will be allowed to vote without going through the usual hoops.


2 posted on 02/25/2019 5:17:45 PM PST by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

New Mexico joins old Mexico.


3 posted on 02/25/2019 5:19:36 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

“Yep, motor-voter means that illegals will be allowed to vote without going through the usual hoops.”

We have all been assured that minorities are too stupid to get IDs, or is that only certain minorities


4 posted on 02/25/2019 5:20:17 PM PST by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave
“It just makes the whole process much simpler,” said Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque

Just fling the entire border wide open. That would really simplify things. "Simplification" is what's really important. National sovereignty -- who cares about that? It's an outdated, old, white patriarchal concept. Nobody needs those things any more.

5 posted on 02/25/2019 5:20:30 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

And they will all be authorized to vote. Damn what they are doing to that beautiful state.


6 posted on 02/25/2019 5:21:40 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

NM will never have another Republican Governor and will probably stay Blue forever. And NM doesn’t have as many illegals as a number of other states.


7 posted on 02/25/2019 5:22:07 PM PST by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave
compromise aimed at preventing undocumented immigrants from obtaining licenses but still allowing them to drive legally

The (possibly) ultimate oxymoronic statement. Yet Democrats seem to be able to be continually exceed the bounds of ultimate and oxymoronic. So I must assume that ultimate idiocy can never be achieved by the left.

8 posted on 02/25/2019 5:27:32 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60's....You weren't really there)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Dave, I’m in a pessimistic mood about our country and its sovereignty.


9 posted on 02/25/2019 5:29:39 PM PST by onona (It is often wise to allow a person a graceful path.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Seek into their countries and try to get a driver’s license


10 posted on 02/25/2019 5:32:15 PM PST by butlerweave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Will we now be non compliant with the real ID Act? Need a passport to board a plane?


11 posted on 02/25/2019 5:32:31 PM PST by joelt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Unfortunately,the current legislature is passing lots of other laws under the radar. From what I hear coming out of Santa Fe is that it is at a frantic pace. This state is being fundamentally changed and will never be the same.


12 posted on 02/25/2019 5:33:59 PM PST by JWNM
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

NM Dems (just like Cali Dems) will be WAYYYY too late in figuring out that this takes away THEIR vote, as well.


13 posted on 02/25/2019 5:34:03 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in-never, never,never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. Winston Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Seaplaner

I won’t be surprised if by the end of it, they will have joined the idiocy in Colorado and assigning our electoral votes to the “national popular” vote for the presidency.


14 posted on 02/25/2019 5:37:09 PM PST by JWNM
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Don’t worry citizens of New Mexico you get to pay for all this insanity


15 posted on 02/25/2019 5:39:28 PM PST by butlerweave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; CougarGA7; ...

NM list PING!

I may not PING for all New Mexico articles. To see New Mexico articles by topic click here: New Mexico Topics

To see NM articles by keyword, click here: New Mexico Keywords

To see the NM Message Page, click here: New Mexico Messages

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for FR member use; its use in the News Forum should not be for trivial or inconsequential posts. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)
(For ABQ Journal articles requiring a subscription, scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the article for free after answering a question or watching a short video commercial.)

16 posted on 02/25/2019 5:44:18 PM PST by CedarDave (The Democrat Party Agenda is Death [late term abortion] and Taxes [raise and redistribute].)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

Are these “non-Fed ID compliant “ drivers licenses accepted by other states?


17 posted on 02/25/2019 5:48:49 PM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DesertRhino

We are losing stars on the flag at a rapid rate and our country is losing a war to an enemy that does not need to fire one shot. More damage has been done to America post Obama ironically. The GOP purposely did nothing with majorities and gave the Midterms away. We can’t blame the left for everything when the GOP is worthless and weak.


18 posted on 02/25/2019 5:49:58 PM PST by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: JWNM
I won’t be surprised if by the end of it, they will have joined the idiocy in Colorado and assigning our electoral votes to the “national popular” vote for the presidency.

There is a bill before the legislature to do just that. Passed in the NM House 41-27 and now awaiting action in the NM Senate. All elective offices in NM are now controlled by far-left "progressive" Democrats and they are busy enacting their national agenda in the state, the federal constitution be damned.

19 posted on 02/25/2019 5:53:39 PM PST by CedarDave (The Democrat Party Agenda is Death [late term abortion] and Taxes [raise and redistribute].)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: CedarDave

To renew my license recently I had to produce my passport,Social Security Card and proof of address.


20 posted on 02/25/2019 5:54:17 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Mitt Romney: Bringing Massachusetts Values To The Great State Of Utah.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-50 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson