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HM 54: Human Rights For Immigrants Heads To House

on February 8, 2018 - 8:26am


SANTA FE – A memorial to affirm human rights for undocumented people passed the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee.

HM 54, sponsored by Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Albuquerque), would uphold that the House of Representatives promote, enforce, and defend policies and procedures that protect the human and civil rights of all people in New Mexico regardless of their status.

“Throughout history, New Mexico has been home to migrants and immigrants who have come here seeking better lives for themselves and their families. Our communities across the state are taking a stand for diversity and inclusion, and it’s important we support them as a state,” said Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero.

HM 54 would reflect New Mexico’s basic value of respect for all people. House Democrats recognize the historic and productive relationship between New Mexico and immigrants living in our state and work to ensure everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

HM 54 now moves to the House Floor.