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New Mexico Lawmakers: Say NO to immigration measures in the 2012 session, leave it up to Congress

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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • New Mexico Lawmakers
  • Representative
    Michelle Lujan Grisham
  • State Senator
    Sander Rue
  • State Senator
    Peter Wirth
  • State Senator
    Daniel Ivey-Soto
  • State Senator
    Michael Padilla
  • State Senator
    William Soules
  • Representative
    Steve Pearce
  • Governor
    Susana Martinez
  • New Mexico State House
  • New Mexico State Senate
  • Senator
    Tom Udall
  • Representative
    Ben Lujan
  • Senator
    Martin Heinrich
  • State Senator
    Pat Woods
  • State Senator
    Richard Martinez
  • State Senator
    Mary Papen
  • State Senator
    Linda Lopez
  • State Senator
    William Payne
  • State Senator
    Michael Sanchez
  • State Senator
    Lee Cotter
  • State Senator
    Cisco McSorley
  • State Senator
    John Ryan
  • New Mexico Governor

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