By Madison Staten, KRWG FM
Nov. 15, 2021

New Mexico’s immigrant families have the full support of the Las Cruces City Council, following a unanimous vote encouraging the creation of a better pathway to United States citizenship.

Councilor Johana Bencomo says the resolution, which calls on Congress to develop comprehensive immigration reform, is a way to welcome essential immigrant workers into the community and spur federal action.

“This felt really important to me to just reiterate and vocalize that Las Cruces has been a welcoming community to immigrants and people of all backgrounds for a really long time but especially in the last few years,” Bencomo said. “We right now are in a once in a generation moment where Congress is currently discussing applying another pathway to citizenship.”

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