Number of illegal drivers licenses down in NM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The number of driver’s licenses issued to illegal immigrants in New Mexico plunged by nearly a third in the past year.

And there’s no clear explanation why.

The state grants driver’s licenses to undocumented drivers, yet there was still a 31 percent drop from 2012 to 2013.

Activists say it’s because of a weak economy.

But Governor Susana Martinez says it’s because the word is getting out that New Mexico prosecutes those trying to get licenses illegally.

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