House votes to repeal driver’s licenses for immigrants

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SANTA FE (AP) – The New Mexico House of Representatives has passed a bill that ends the state’s practice of handing out driver’s licenses to people suspected of being in the country illegally.

The bill passed after three hours of debate by a vote of 39-29, with two Democrats siding with the Republicans in the majority.

The bill now moves to the Democrat-controlled Senate for a vote, which Democrats have vowed to fight the legislation.

Republicans in Colorado, who also made big gains in the 2014 elections, passed a measure Thursday that blocks funds for the state agency that oversees licenses.

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