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AP Enterprise: NM license data suggests fraud as duplicate addresses used by immigrants
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) ' An Associated Press investigation has found that addresses of dozens of the same businesses and homes across New Mexico were used over and over again by people to get driver's licenses in a pattern that suggests potential fraud by immigrants trying to game the system.
In one instance, 48 foreign nationals claimed to live at an Albuquerque smoke shop to get a license.
New Mexico is one of just two states allowing illegal immigrants to get the same driver's license as a U.S. citizen, and Gov. Susana Martinez is pressing to end the policy.
An AP analysis of state data found 170 addresses at which 10 or more licenses were issued to foreign nationals. Those account for nearly 2,700 licenses ' nearly 3 percent of those issued to foreign nationals.