Our Constitution is clear. The Federal government has the exclusive responsibility for regulating migration. State governments, in their frustration over Federal inaction, have taken it upon themselves to consider their own immigration laws.
This has opened to door to draconian enforcement measures based on fear and myths about immigrants that only alienate and demonize an important sector in the U.S. population. Now, New Mexico politicians are considering bringing this dangerous trend to our state.
As we have seen in states like Arizona and Alabama, every New Mexican stands to lose if the state cracks down on immigrant families.
We are asking New Mexico legislators to leave immigration bills out of the legislative session starting on January 17, 2012.
Click on "Petition Letter" above to read a bold statement of principles on state-based immigration laws for New Mexico. If you agree, sign the petition to send this declaration to New Mexico lawmakers.
*If you live in New Mexico, the declaration will be sent automatically to your representative and senator.