The issue of driver's licenses and undocumented immigrants has become a hot topic lately, with some states, including California, Nevada and Oregon, deciding to issue licenses to young people granted relief from deportation through deferred action.
Other states, including Arizona and Michigan, have said they will not issue licenses to deferred action recipients, although updated USCIS guidelines may lead to a reevaluation of that policy in some states.
New Mexico DREAMers are currently eligible for licenses based on the law Martinez wants to repeal. It is unclear whether deferred action recipients in the state would be eligible for licenses if the current law were changed or repealed. Mahesh referred those questions to the governor's office, which did not respond to a request for comment.
Washington and New Mexico currently allow undocumented immigrants to get licenses, while Utah offers them driving permits. Illinois has approved a plan to allow unauthorized immigrants to obtain temporary licenses.