Heinrich To Travel To U.S.-Mexico Border Region In New Mexico To Discuss Immigration Reform

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will travel to the U.S.-Mexico border region in New Mexico this week to get a firsthand look at issues affecting the area and to discuss immigration reform. Sen. Heinrich will speak at a community event organized by New Mexico Communities in Action and Faith (CAFé) and meet with the Border Industrial Association. The trip comes as a bipartisan group of eight senators introduced a bill to fix our nation's broken immigration system. 

Sen. Heinrich is a strong advocate for accountable immigration reform. Following the introduction of the bipartisan immigration bill in the U.S. Senate earlier this month, Sen. Heinrich released a video statement with his reaction. He said, "Successful reform should include a visa system that meets the needs of our economy, a plan that ensures security along our borders, and a tough but fair path to earned citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented individuals in our country...New Mexicans are eager for a solution, DREAM Act students deserve a solution, and our economy requires a solution." 

The information below is for planning purposes only. Media must RSVP to press@heinrich.senate.gov to attend.

Las Cruces - Wednesday May 1, 2013

WHO:  U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich & Immigration Reform Advocates

WHAT:  Speaking with members of New Mexico Communities in Action and Faith (CAFé) about immigration reform.  

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.  

WHERE:  Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E University Ave. Las Cruces, NM 88001

Santa Teresa - Thursday May 2, 2013

WHO:  U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich & Members of the Border Industrial Association

WHAT:  Meeting with members of the Border Industrial Association to discuss economic development on the border. 

WHEN:  Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  Billy Crews Restaurant, 1200 Country Club Rd Santa Teresa, NM 88008