Albuquerque, New Mexico – Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Debra Haaland released the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Action to build a U.S. taxpayer-funded border wall on the border with Mexico:
“In New Mexico, we have always valued our hardworking immigrant communities, and our diversity. These values are now being attacked by President Trump and we must do everything we can to keep families together. On top of that, President Trump lied to the American people when he said the Mexican government would pay for the wall. Instead, President Trump is going to stick taxpayers with a $25,000,000,000 bill.
The United States of America was founded by immigrants, and throughout history, our greatest strength has been our diversity. Will President Trump’s New Mexican allies – Congressman Steve Pearce, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, and Governor Susana Martinez – stand idly by and allow New Mexican taxpayer dollars to be spent attacking hard-working communities?”