Susana Martinez on Immigration
Deploy National Guard troops on Mexican border
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered the majority of National Guard troops deployed at her state's Southern border to withdraw, condemning what she called a "charade of border fear-mongering" by President Trump, who has warned of an
immigration emergency in the region. "I reject the federal contention that there exists an overwhelming national security crisis at the Southern border," Lujan Grisham said, adding that the area has "some of the safest communities in the country."
The governor's order covers most of New Mexico's deployed troops, along with Guard members who have traveled from AR, KS, KY, NH, SC, and WI. In all, 118 National Guard troops have been deployed in New Mexico, the governor's office said.
New Mexico sent National Guard troops to the border last April in an order from then-Gov. Susana Martinez that followed a White House proclamation. At least five states, including two led by Republicans, rejected the president's call to send troops.
Source: NPR Fact-Check on 2018 New Mexico Gubernatorial race
, Feb 6, 2019
Stop giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants
And, the Legislature should finally listen to the people of New Mexico: Let's end the dangerous practice of giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants from all over the world.
New Mexico has been a target for human traffickers and smugglers seeking to take advantage of our laws. And now, the federal government has confirmed its plan to stop accepting New Mexico driver's licenses to board airplanes.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to New Mexico legislature
, Jan 19, 2016
No more Syrian refugees until vetting plan in place
Gov. Susana Martinez says she's opposed to the Obama administration's plan to accept any more Syrian refugees until there's a clear plan in place to properly vet and place them.
Martinez, the nation's only Latina governor and a leader within the Republican Governors Association, says the top priority should be safety.
Source: ABC News on Syrian Refugee Crisis
, Nov 16, 2015
Stop the magnet for human trafficking, fraud and crime
I am hopeful that the Legislature will enact the recommendation of the 9/11 commission, the position of nearly every other state in America, and the opinion of a vast majority of
New Mexicans that we stop being a magnet for human trafficking, fraud and crime rings. I'm asking the Legislature to finally repeal the law that gives driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
Source: 2013 State of the State address to N.M. Legislature
, Jan 15, 2013
Secure border; deny licenses & tuition to illegals
Susana Martinez recognizes how critical it is that we secure our border. With violence in Mexico reaching unprecedented levels, we must do everything within our power to protect against that crime and violence crossing over the border.
The first place
Martinez will start is by seeking to repeal the law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. Martinez opposes providing illegal immigrants with free tuition through taxpayer-funded lottery scholarships.
Source: Campaign website, susanamartinez2010.com, "On the Issues"
, Nov 2, 2010
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