Immigration

As a border state, New Mexico is uniquely familiar with the challenges associated with immigration. Rep. Luján is committed to pursuing comprehensive immigration reform, and ensuring that humane immigration policies.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Rep. Lujan supports comprehensive immigration reform to bring workers out of the shadows, ensure they are paying taxes, and prevent employers from taking advantage of them by driving down wages. Comprehensive immigration reform would also enable foreign students that get an education in the United States to stay here and contribute to our economy, rather than return home to compete against us. 

“Bans, mass deportations and a border wall will not address our immigration challenges, but his policies targeting families and dreamers have caused fear and uncertainty. If the Trump administration wants to face reality and sit down to discuss a comprehensive and long term solution to our immigration problems, my colleagues and I will work with him. But if what he wants instead is a reality-TV solution, I think it's time to change the channel."

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Member

As an active member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Rep. Lujan works to advance legislation which specifically addresses the needs of our Hispanic community. CHC responsibilities range from protecting the civil rights, housing, and voting rights of Latino communities to creating economic opportunities for Hispanics across the country. Rep. Lujan supports the caucus’ efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform that does not take punitive action against children and allows families to remain together.

“This is an important time for the Hispanic community across the country as we have seen our numbers and influence increase in all facets, from government to small businesses. I look forward to working with [members of the CHC] and my colleagues in the House to advocate for an agenda that helps Hispanics, and indeed all Americans, by growing our economy, spurring job creation, and investing in education.”

Opposing the Muslim and Refugee Ban

Rep. Luján cosponsored the Statute of Liberty Values Act 2.0 (SOLVe 2.0), which nullifies President Trump’s most recent Muslim and refugee ban.  In response to President Trump’s immigration Executive Order banning refugees from 6 Muslim-majority countries, Rep. Lujan issues the following statement –

“President Trump has not only hardened his heart against the obvious suffering of refugees fleeing persecution, destruction and carnage in their homeland, he also ignores the lessons of history. Last century, as Jews were being systematically murdered in Europe, the U.S. had a chance to admit those fleeing the Holocaust, and did virtually nothing. History will not judge the Trump administration favorably for slamming the door in the face of refugees of this century who are desperately trying to keep themselves and their families alive. The President's move could hamper our nation in the fight against terrorism and will degrade our standing in the eyes of the world. We need smart and tough strategies to keep our nation safe, not reckless, dangerous, and unconstitutional policies.”

Defended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA)

Republicans have consistently opposed  Democrat’s efforts to advance more humane immigration policies. Working to protect vulnerable immigrants and their families, Rep.  Luján has joined with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), to push against defunding of President Obama’s executive actions in the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill. He will continue to fight to ensure that young people brought to our country as children do not have to live in fear of deportation.  

“Across New Mexico and across America, DREAMers – young people who were brought to our country as children – have contributed to the fabric of our great nation.  From going to school to serving in the military, they have sought to build a better life for themselves, their families, and our communities. “DACA has successfully helped so many DREAMers in New Mexico, as well as the communities these determined young people call home.  But it is a temporary step forward, and one that must be made permanent through comprehensive immigration reform.  Our country needs reform that reflects the contributions DREAMers and immigrants make to our nation every day and that strengthens our economic and national security.”

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  • Office Locations

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    Washington DC 2231 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, D.C, 20515
    Ph: (202) 225-6190
    Fax: (202) 226-1528
       
    Santa Fe Office 1611 Calle Lorca, Suite A
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
    Ph: (505) 984-8950
    Fax: (505) 986-5047
       
    Rio Rancho Office 3200 Civic Center NE Suite 330
    Rio Rancho, NM 87144
    Ph: (505) 994-0499
    Fax: (505) 994-0550
       
    Farmington Office 800 Municipal Dr.
    Farmington, NM 87401
    Ph: (505) 324-1005
    Fax: (505) 324-1026
       
    Gallup Office 110 West Aztec Avenue
    Gallup, NM 87301
    Ph: (505) 863-0582
    Fax: (505) 863-0678
       
    Las Vegas Office PO Box 1368
    903 University Ave.
    Las Vegas, NM 87701
    Ph: (505) 454-3038
    Fax: (505) 454-3265
       
    Tucumcari Office 404 W. Route 66 Blvd.
    Tucumcari, NM 88401
    Ph: (575) 461-3029
    Fax: (575) 461-3192