Tag Archives: immigration reform

Democrats Stand With DACA Recipients, Emphasize the Importance of DACA for Strong Families, Communities

Push to Protect DACA comes ahead of deadline to end DACA set by 10 Republican attorneys general Albuquerque, NM – Ahead of an announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from the Trump administration , Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) stood side-by-side with DACA recipients with United We Dream Action at

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Senator Martin Heinrich Calls For Action To Address Central American Refugee Crisis, Fix Broken Immigration System

“Let us hope that our attitude as a nation continues to be defined by the image of the statue of Liberty, and not by shouting protesters holding signs labeled, ‘Return to Sender,’ as they stand in front of busses full of Central American children.” Yesterday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich delivered remarks on the Senate Floor

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Steve Pearce Earns a ZERO from National Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islander, Labor and Faith Leaders on 2014 National Immigration Scorecard

National Hispanic groups, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as well as labor leaders and faith leaders have announced an unprecedented partnership and initiative of civic participation, beginning with the launch of its’ 2014 National Score Card on Immigration. The score card showing how Congress has failed on the issue of immigration reform. (Click here for the Scorecard) Republican Congressman Steve Pearce of New

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Martin Heinrich: Republicans in House must act quickly to pass immigration reform

Guest column by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich. Reposted from the Las Cruces Sun-News. June 29, 2014 As a country, we value the twin promises of freedom and opportunity. Those ideals are important no matter where you were born. Our immigrant communities have helped write the economic, social and cultural story of America. But our immigration

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Senator Tom Udall Calls on House to Act on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

A year after the Senate passed reform, House still unwilling to act U.S. Senator Tom Udall has issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the Senate’s passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation: “As residents of a border state, New Mexicans understand the challenges we face in securing our border while also respecting that

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Immigration Reform Actions Target Congressman Pearce

Somos Un Pueblo Unido is organizing three actions in Congressman Pearce’s district as part of a National Week of Action for Immigration Reform. While New Mexico ranks last on most statistical measures of economic and social prosperity, the state ranks first in deportations. According to data issued by TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse), an independent

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Republicans Are Stopping Immigration Reform

While the majority of Americans support comprehensive immigration reform, Republicans continue to stand in its way. They have had more than enough time to get this done but continue to hide behind excuses. And the worst part is that they could make a choice to pass immigration reform tomorrow. The United States Senate has already

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President Obama: We Need to Get Immigration Reform Across the Finish Line

In the early 1900s, more than 300,000 people passed through California’s Angel Island on their way to a new life in America, many drawn by the belief that here, anything was possible. Yesterday, just a few miles away at the Betty Ong Recreation Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown, President Obama said he is committed to fixing our

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Same Old GOP. Not Fresh, Not New: Immigration

The Republican Party said that they’re going to be the party that is “Fresh and New.” So how is the “fresh and new” GOP handling immigration reform? All they’ve got is the same old excuses. Last week House Speaker called the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill “dead in the water.” Republican House Whip told immigration reform

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The Time is Now: President Obama Meets with Business Leaders on Immigration Reform

Yesterday, President Obama and senior Administration officials met with a group of top U.S. business leaders to discuss the importance of commonsense immigration reform to bolster U.S. economic growth, and improve the climate for business, and job creation.  These leaders shared with the President their desire to see our broken immigration system fixed, both because it

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