Albuquerque, N.M. – Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico Debra Haaland stood up for New Mexico’s immigrant communities today, and demanded respect from Congressman Steve Pearce. Congressman Pearce declared his support for ICE raids that hurt communities in his district with a statement released earlier this week.
“President Trump and his Republican colleague Steve Pearce have demonstrated incredible hostility toward members of our communities, ” said Chairwoman Haaland. “Our hearts break for the families who have been torn apart in recent days. New Mexicans understand that these ICE raids will have devastating effects, specifically on children. Tearing apart families, arresting domestic violence victims, and making children fearful of going to school is a disgraceful response to people who simply want to be Americans, and it only serves to further denigrate and marginalize our most vulnerable.”