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Susana Martinez

New Mexico bishops pray for driver's license compromise

New Mexico Catholic bishops said Monday they hope a proposed compromise among state lawmakers will continue to allow immigrants suspected of being in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver's licenses and also make the state compliant under the federal REAL ID act.

Meanwhile, officials with New Mexico's largest airport say they are concerned that state driver's licenses may not be accepted for air travel sometime next year.

In a statement, the church leaders said government and communities must work together to "keep the most vulnerable safe."

"We pray that this compromise will become law so all eligible residents can drive to complete the daily tasks of...