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Silver City Sun-News: Immigration fix a priority for New Mexico

By. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich:

New Mexico’s remarkable spirit is rooted in our diversity, our history, and our culture, which has always been enriched by our immigrant communities and family members. At the same time, the laws that govern our country’s immigration system are antiquated and ineffective.

Fixing our broken immigration system is an urgent priority — especially for our state.

Earlier this summer, we took action in the Senate to do something about it. We found common ground and passed a pragmatic and bipartisan bill that includes a visa system that meets the needs of our economy, a tough but fair path to earned citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in our country who are undocumented, and a plan that ensures security at our borders.

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