More on Immigration

July 16, 2020 Press Release

Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) hosted a roundtable with a group of international students who attend the University of New Mexico (UNM) and UNM faculty to highlight international students’ contributions to the University. The discussion comes after the Department of Homeland Security, the agency that oversees international student visas, issued a temporary rule that would not allow international students to stay in the United States if their university classes moved online.

June 18, 2020 In The News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the state’s congressional delegation and immigration advocates praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject President Donald Trump’s efforts to end legal protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients.

The governor called Thursday’s ruling — which came on a 5-4 vote — “long overdue.”

May 20, 2020 In The News

The HEAL Act would eliminate unnecessary restrictions that keep immigrant communities from accessing reproductive health care.
This Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), Rewire.News is highlighting the ways Asian and Pacific Islander American communities have been at the forefront of the reproductive justice movement throughout its formation and today.

The right to get an abortion has always been more tangible for some people than others. 

April 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) released a video statement ahead of the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. 
VIDEO: Haaland: This Isn’t the Bill I Would Have Written, but It Addresses Some of the Needs of New Mexicans 
Full text of Haaland’s statement is below:

April 22, 2020 Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) announced that she cosponsored the Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act which would, among other provisions, help ensure that all communities are able to access COVID-19 testing and treatment, and other relief services provided in coronavirus relief legislation.

April 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON (April 10, 2020) – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small are raising concerns with Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Matthew T. Albence over reports that ICE detention facilities in New Mexico are not fully prepared to manage the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The letter comes after reports that both an employee and migrant have confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Otero County Processing Center.

April 10, 2020 In The News

CHAPARRAL, New Mexico -- Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation called Friday for the acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to review the circumstances surrounding two coronavirus cases at the agency's facility in Chaparral.
"We are deeply troubled that an employee and migrant have both contracted Covid-19 at the Otero County Processing Center, and we believe this demands a thorough review," wrote U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small.

April 9, 2020 In The News

Episode 39 is focused on migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees in our communities, and on Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers, which are often overcrowded around the United States and are criticized for bad medical care. ICE announced it will review cases one-by-one and release vulnerable people. Officials and advocates say that's not anywhere near fast enough as COVID cases are cropping up around the country in ICE detention centers, and outbreaks in them could overwhelm regional hospitals.

April 9, 2020 In The News

Reports are emerging of people held in crowded ICE detention facilities around the country testing positive for the coronavirus. In New Mexico, a man who'd left the Otero County Processing Center told KVIA-TV this week that a young boy inside had contracted COVID-19, a report that was later confirmed by ICE officials. Immigrant advocates in New Mexico and elsewhere have been calling on ICE since March to create plans to prevent outbreaks and to release people most at risk of serious illness. On Wednesday, U.S.