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August 01, 2010

We feel so much safer, there’s no racism here

Says a 19-year-old unauthorized migrant who moved to New Mexico from Arizona last month.

If the people of New Mexico agree with him, they deserve him.

New Mexico is an attractive alternative, for several reasons beyond its proximity next door to Arizona. New Mexico, unlike Arizona, issues driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants who live there and have ID cards from the Mexican consulate. (Indeed, the New Mexico Department of Taxation and Revenue, which oversees the Motor Vehicle Department, reports a 30 percent increase in the number of new licenses issued by the state this spring over the same period last year. Asked whether this might be due to a migration from Arizona, S.U. Mahesh, the spokesman for the New Mexico MVD, said, “We can’t speculate.”)

It's working.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 1, 2010 11:27 AM