Justice & Civil Liberties

America has made tremendous strides toward advancing and protecting our civil rights and liberties, but those rights are only real if every American benefits from them equally. From fighting for marriage equality, to protecting your right to privacy, to increasing transparency and accountability in government, to closing the gender wage gap, I will work to safeguard the rights of all New Mexicans. Together, we will create a fairer, more just tomorrow for our children.

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  • Udall, Heinrich, Blumenthal To Travel To Border To Hold Trump Administration Accountable For Inhumane Family Separation Policy

    On Friday, June 22, 2018, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will travel to the Southwest border to hold the Trump Administration accountable for their inhumane policy of separating children from their parents. The senators will visit the site of the temporary shelter facility for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas and will visit border patrol stations where families and children are housed temporarily before transferring to the care of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement. The senators will also travel to a port of entry in El Paso, Texas to receive an overview of the process and procedures for asylum seekers.  Read More


  • FRIDAY: Keep Families Together Unity Event

    I want to invite you to a Keep Families Together Unity Event I will be hosting alongside Senator Tom Udall on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. MT, at Alma D'Arte Charter in Las Cruces. … 

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  • Heinrich Announces United Against Family Separation Event In Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Saturday, June 23, at 3 p.m. MT, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will host a United Against Family Separation Event to stand with New Mexicans in opposition to the Trump Administration separating children from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border. Senator Heinrich will be demanding a reunification plan for every child and holding the Trump Administration accountable for any future plans to incarcerate children. Additional speakers will be announced. Everyone is welcome to attend.    Read More


  • Udall, Heinrich To Travel To Border To Hold Trump Administration Accountable For Inhumane Family Separation Policy

    On Friday, June 22, 2018, U.S Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will travel to the Southwest border to hold the Trump Administration accountable for their inhumane policy of separating children from their parents at the border. The senators will visit the site of the temporary tent city for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas and will travel to the port of entry in El Paso, Texas. Read More


  • This is not who we are

    I hope you can take a moment to read and share a column I wrote in NMPolitics.net about the Trump Administration's immoral policy of intentionally separating immigrant families. … 

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  • The real picture of our borderlands

    The heated rhetoric about our border region coming from President Trump is wildly out of touch with the realities of our experiences in New Mexico. This week, I'm proud to help bring the "Continental Divide: Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall" photography exhibit to Congress so we can show a real picture of the vibrant life in our nation's borderlands in the Southwest. The exhibit demonstrates why a border wall would be so harmful--both with its impact on the environment and its impact on the families that call this region home. … 

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  • Heinrich Helps Bring Photography Exhibit To Washington, D.C. On Impact Of Border Wall In The Southwest

    On Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. ET, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will help showcase an art exhibit featuring photographs by International League of Conservation Photographer Krista Schlyer on the Southwest borderlands that will be on display this week in the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda. Continental Divide: Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall documents the impacts of border wall construction on the communities, lands, and wildlife along the U.S.-Mexico border.  Read More


  • Heinrich Votes To Save Net Neutrality

    Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted to reverse President Trump and the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of net neutrality rules that protect a free and open internet. The bipartisan resolution to save net neutrality passed the Senate by a vote of 52 to 47. Without congressional action, net neutrality protections will officially end next month. Read More