Ninety New Mexico Elected Officials Urge Passage Of Citizenship Proposals In Budget Reconciliation Package

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

SANTA FE — On a virtual press conference at noon today, Sept. 8, local elected leaders will announce their support for a pathway to citizenship for New Mexico’s undocumented essential workers through Congress’ budget reconciliation package. 

Ninety elected leaders from across the state– including mayors, state legislators, councilmembers and school board members – signed onto a statewide and national letter of support requesting the Biden Administration and Congress prioritize the inclusion of a clean pathway to citizenship for essential workers, agricultural workers, Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in all economic recovery legislation including through budget reconciliation.

During the virtual press conference, organized by New Mexico’s immigrant-based organizations Somos Un Pueblo Unido, EL CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos and New Mexico CAFé, a group of elected leaders will discuss why it is crucial for their communities, local economies and a robust post-pandemic  recovery in New Mexico that Congress acts on a path to citizenship this year. 

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