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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:00 pm | Updated: 11:29 am, Thu Oct 24, 2013.

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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  • Mark Ordonez posted at 4:50 pm on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 475

    SFNM ,please cease calling Somos Unidos an immigration rights group.
    They have ONE flag on their web site. They defend ONE group of Immigrants, those that are undocumented. They help undocumented immigrants from ONE country, Mexico, the ONE flag on their web site.
    I have ONE question to all the Mexican, Hispanic, Latino, advocates, lawmakers, organizers, etc. IF the majority of undocumented immigrants (Currently 62% from Mexico) were from Germany, Japan, or Africa would you still be committing yourselves to fighting for the rights of undocumented immigrants?
    If not, then your fight is a racist fight. You folks by definition, are racist.
    Uriel Garcia, you are doing the reader a disservice by NOT differentiating between legal immigrant and Illegal (undocumented if you prefer) immigrant. There are many from ALL countries who, regardless of your opinion on the process, that went through legal channels to be in the U.S. By not differentiating the status, you are not honoring their effort, trials, and tribulations to be in this country in this country legally.
    That being said, I am for immigration reform. I just find it ludicrous that those in this country that do have issues with the undocumented immigration community, no matter country of origin, are labeled racist. When in fact, because the majority of undocumented immigrants country of origin IS Mexico, U.S. Latinos (advocates, lawmakers, journalists), are making demands OF the U.S. FOR La Raza, STRICTLY because they ARE La Raza. Racism by definition.

     
  • Jimmy Green posted at 11:53 am on Thu, Oct 24, 2013.

    Evil_J Posts: 100

    first this loser performs the empty act of "returning" pay during the shutdown now this. What a joke. No amnesty ever! If you want to look at the effects of open borders and how it kills an economy, just look no further than what's happening in Greece RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT. How many americans are unemployed right now? who cares right? give 1/2 your earnings to welfare for illegals and to fund their nobama care. to heck with american citizens.

     
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