NM Gov: Immigrant license repeal still the goal

NM Gov: Immigrant license repeal still the goal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez says despite signally she's open to a compromise she will continue to push for "full repeal" of a state law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.

Martinez told reporters on Wednesday that she would consider signing any legislation that makes it tougher for foreign national living in the country illegally to obtain state licenses but remained focused on repeal.

The Republican told the Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday that she would consider legislation that creates a driver's permit for illegal immigrants that couldn't be used as identification.

Martinez made her latest comments at an Albuquerque press conference as she unveiled a new system that will allow New Mexico residents to renew driver's licenses online rather than forcing them to renew at crowded Motor Vehicle Division offices.

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