Albuquerque -- Today, Steve Pearce chose to vote for the anti-immigrant Goodlatte bill, H.R. 4760, a hyper-partisan bill that would enact divisive immigration changes – changes which were too extreme for 41 members of his own party. He also chose to vote against a Motion to Recommit brought forward by Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham that would have replaced the bill with the strongly bipartisan DREAM Act.
In response, New Mexicans for Michelle Deputy Campaign Manager Victor Reyes released the following statement:
"Steve Pearce is making it clearer each day that he doesn’t know how to reach across the aisle and has absolutely no idea what a compromise is. An agreement between Trump and the most extreme Republicans in Congress does not equal a compromise.
"Instead of supporting bipartisan solutions to fix our broken immigration system, he chose to use separated children as leverage to pass an agenda that wastes billions of dollars on a border wall that won’t protect us, denies asylum to women for domestic violence, and drastically cuts the number of visas we need to grow our grow and expand our tech, education and health sectors. With values like these, it’s no surprise Trump has thrown his full support behind his bid for governor.
"New Mexicans see right through this political stunt and will reject these extremist positions in November."