• New Mexico Senate Dem says REAL ID bill negotiations ongoing

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With only a week left in the New Mexico Legislative session, a key Senate Democrat said Thursday he still is negotiating with a Republican colleague to resolve a conflict on a bill that would make New Mexico compliant under with federal law on identification cards.

    Updated: 1:48 pm

  • President Barack Obama arrives on Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Mountain View, Calif. The President is in the Bay Area for fundraising events. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Udall, Heinrich seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s two U.S. Democratic senators want President Barack Obama to halt deportation raids targeting Central American women and children.

  • Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham becomes an American citizen

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers placekicker Shaun Suisham (SWEEZ’-ham) has become an American citizen.

  • Santa Fe archbishop to host Albuquerque forum on immigration

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester is planning to host a forum around the subject of immigration.

  • Number of New Mexico immigrant licenses drop 12 percent

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of New Mexico driver’s licenses issued to foreign nationals dropped 12 percent in 2015 as state lawmakers debate revising a state law amid pressure from the Obama Administration over the REAL ID Act. New Mexico officials don’t know what’s behind the steady decrease as state policy hasn’t changed since the adoption of the immigrant driver’s license law. The following list shows the number of first-time driver’s licenses, provisional licenses, driving permits and ID cards issued to foreign nationals in New Mexico since 2003.

  • APNewsBreak: New Mexico immigrant licenses at low levels

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of state driver’s licenses issued to immigrants has plunged to its lowest level since New Mexico began granting driving privileges to those living in the country illegally, records show.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures to the crowd as he signs autographs at a campaign event at Plymouth State University Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Plymouth, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Rubio comes under withering criticism in Republican debate

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. Donald Trump said he doesn’t need to win New Hampshire, but would like to — though he was notably casual in his campaign effort Sunday.

  • Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, discusses SB174 during a Senate Public Affair Committee meeting where they hear all of the Real ID bills at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (Luis Sanchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Latest: Dem: GOP holding state ‘hostage’ in REAL ID beef

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The latest on New Mexico lawmakers’ REAL ID debate (all times local):

  • In this This Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, New Mexico Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez appears at the Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Sanchez says he has been receiving racist calls and letters over the REAL ID debate. He's disappointed that some of the "hate" is coming from Hispanics against immigrants living in the country illegally.(AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)

    Advocates backing revamped New Mexico REAL ID bill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Following an emotional meeting where senators revealed they were getting racist emails, a second Senate committee passed Friday a bipartisan proposal aimed at making New Mexico compliant under the federal REAL ID Act.