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June 20, 2018
Mayor Webber Travels to Tornillo, TX to Oppose Separation of Families

 

Mayor Webber Travels to Tornillo, TX to Oppose Separation of Families

 

Co-signs Joint Letter with Mayors Tim Keller and Ken Miyagishima Calling for End to Senseless Family Separation Policy

Santa Fe, NM – Mayor Alan Webber will head to Tornillo, TX, on the US-Mexico border tonight in preparation for a morning press conference with the US Conference of Mayors.

In a resolution opposing the separation of families at the border, the United States Conference of Mayors called on Congress to prohibit the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice from engaging in the practice. (Read here.)

The Mayors will arrive at 8:45am for a 9:00am press conference.

Additionally, Mayor Webber has co-authored a letter with Mayor Tim Keller of Albuquerque and Mayor Ken Miyagishima of Las Cruces, calling on Congress to end the senseless policy of separating children from their families.

The Mayors wrote in part, “We are writing to add our voices to the outrage at the inhuman, un-American policy of the Trump administration that is deliberately tearing immigrant children from the arms of their parents. We strongly support efforts in Congress to stop this senseless policy.

As New Mexico mayors we live the reality—not the politics—of life along the border. We know firsthand the overwhelming benefits that come with opening our arms to the world, tearing down barriers between us, and embracing what makes us different. We know the difference between smart border policy and racist rhetoric.

New Mexico’s story is America’s story. Here, succeeding waves of immigrants built communities of people unlike anything else in the world—communities we are proud and honored to lead today.”

 

Click here to read the full letter.

 

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Contact: Matt Ross, Public Information. (505) 955-6045, [bot protected email address].

 

 

 

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