Hispanics have a long-standing tradition of backing the Democratic Party, but a new group started this year wants to change that.
The judge ruled the law would cause irreparable harm to the applicants.
A national civil rights organization is challenging New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez's efforts to verify whether foreign nationals with driver's licenses actually live in the state. MALDEF has filed a lawsuit claiming the policy is unconstitutional.
Foreign-born drivers have about two weeks to show they live in the state of New Mexico or else their driver's licenses will be canceled. It's all part of an effort by Gov. Susana Martinez to prevent fraud in a system that allows illegal immigrants to legally obtain a license.
The crowd included dairy farm workers, day laborers and nannies waving American flags. The governor argues that the current law invites out of state criminals to obtain the state driver's license fraudulently.
Southern New Mexico is expected to become a commercial transportation hub for every day products. Union Pacific is set to begin construction on the largest rail facility along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The FDA has just approved an antivenom that is effective against potentially deadly scorpion bites, which are common throughout the Southwest. It is believed to be the first time the regulatory agency approves a scorpion antivenom.
There is a worldwide shortage of of antivenom, in part, because there is little economic incentive for drug companies to produce it. Despite the expense and challenge, a Mexican company is a leader in the production of anti-venom and wants to sell it to the world, including the United States. In the last of a two-part series exploring this public health issue, travel to Mexico to learn how horses are key to producing the antivenom.
Antivenom is dangerously low or exhausted in many parts of the U.S. In the first part of a series looking at this public health issue, it turns out the solution may be a drug from Mexico credited with saving lives throughout the Southwest "Venom Belt."
Some 85,000 foreign nationals have New Mexico's driver's licenses, according to the governor's office. About 1.7 million people have licenses.