With the federal government back to work, pro-immigration groups in the Santa Fe area are rekindling efforts to push U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce to rethink his position on a measure that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the country, including 85,000 in New Mexico. Pearce is the sole member of the state’s congressional delegation who is opposed to the proposal.
Republican lawmakers have given mixed signals on whether they will vote on the issue. The GOP-led House has stalled on a bill, passed by the Senate in June, that would increase border security and grant citizenship to undocumented immigrants.
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