Deb Haaland is co-sponsoring the Dream and Promise Act, to give a pathway to citizenship to Dreamers. President Trump had previously tried to work with Democrats to provide a path to citizenship to DACA recipients, however, the Democrats totally rejected this offer to work together.
NM Reps. sponsor immigrant status bill
- The bill could impact as many as 10,000 people in New Mexico, according to the state branch of United We Dream.
- Approximately 6,000 DACA recipients live in New Mexico. As of 2016, 73 percent of DACA-eligible immigrants in the state, or 7,410 people, had applied for DACA.
- An additional 2,000 residents of the state satisfied all but the educational requirements for DACA, and another 3,000 would be eligible as they grow older.
- Some 422 people were TPS recipients as of October 2017, according to the Congressional Research Office.
- The legislation has the support of DACA recipients who are involved with the New Mexico Dream Team, the state branch of United We Dream.
- The bill would provide Dreamers a path to legal resident status on completion of higher education degrees, military service or employment for at least three years.
- The bill would allow TPS and DED recipients who have been in the U.S. since the fall of 2016 to apply for Green Cards.
See https://www.abqjournal.com/1293579/nm-house-members-sponsor-immigration-bill.html to read the complete article.
Deb Haaland is co-sponsoring a bill in Congress that would federalize elections and despite what Senator Udall claims will not end corruption or bring transparency. A summary of the Albuquerque Journal is posted for your information.
NM delegation defends broad voter bill
Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 12:05am
Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation call the passage of the “For the People Act” a way to open the ballot process to millions of Americans and a way to combat corruption in the political process.
- Critics of the act, known as HR 1, call the legislation a power grab that amounts to a federal takeover of elections. The bill passed the Democratic-controlled House on a straight-party vote, but faces an uphill battle in the Senate, where Republicans hold the majority.
- New Mexico Democrat U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland was a co-sponsor of the bill in the House. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is sponsoring a companion bill in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has vowed not to let it reach the floor for a vote.
- The sweeping House measure would allow voter same-day registration, restore ex-inmates’ right to vote and set up a public financing system for congressional campaigns. It would require presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns and Election Day would become a holiday for federal workers.
- The White House said in a statement that the Democrats’ plan would “micromanage” elections that now are run largely by states and would establish “costly and unnecessary programs to finance political campaigns.” Republicans warned that the price tag could run into the billions.
Among the changes, the legislation would:
- Amend the National Voter Registration Act and clarify that a state may not use someone’s failure to vote or respond to a state notice as cause for removing them from voter rolls. It is aimed at barring voter roll purges such as those performed in Georgia and Ohio that are based on a narrow window of voter inactivity. For example, in Georgia, voters can be removed after three years of non-contact with election offices.
- Create automatic national voter registration while expanding access to early and online registration.
It would allow registration at Motor Vehicle Division offices that ask voters to opt out, rather than opt in, ensuring more people will be signed up to vote. It would require all states to offer online registration. The bill does not change the eligibility requirements for voting, and people registering to vote online would need to provide an electronic signature and a valid address.
- Increase federal support for state voter systems, including paper ballots to prevent fraud.
- End voter registration deadlines, allowing same-day voter registration. Eligible voters can also use same-day registration to correct outdated voter registration records at the polling place.
- Create a donor, matching-fund system for congressional and presidential candidates. Donors could contribute small amounts, which would be matched several times over by the government.
- Expand the prohibition of foreign political donations.
- Require super PACs and “dark money” political groups to make their donors public.
- Restructure the Federal Election Commission.
- Require presidential and vice presidential candidates to reveal their income tax returns for 10 previous years.
- Restore voting rights for ex-inmates after their release from prison.
New Mexico Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce, a former congressman, labeled the legislation an “overreach.” … “It will put our election integrity at risk.”
See https://www.abqjournal.com/1293227/nm-delegation-defends-broad-voter-bill.html for the complete article.
Janice Arnold Jones was unable to defeat “progressive” Democrat Deb Haaland for the Congressional District (CD) 1 position. In the opinion of this writer, New Mexicans now have absolutely “no” representation in the House of Congress. We plan to follow her and report on what she is doing in Congress so that our readers can stay informed. Stay tuned!!
Haaland was born in Winslow, Arizona. She is a member of the Laguna Pueblo people. … Haaland earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Mexico in 1994. She earned her Juris Doctor in Indian law from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2006. She has never passed the bar.
Here is what Debra Haaland is for:
- Open Borders and Sanctuary Cities
- Abolish ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
- “Free” college education
- Supports the “Resist” movement and wants to impeach President Trump
- “Higher” taxes
- Anti-gun and anti Second Amendment
- Health care for all
She is endorsed by Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren. She is uninformed on most issues. Laguna Pueblo of whom she is a member lost $20 million on a casino deal. Deb Haaland was chair of the board in the early phases and in government relations office at Laguna Development Corporation (LDC) while they encouraged the council to sign away rights to self governance and to allow a casino business to dictate who serves in their tribal council. See Gallup Independent article of February 21, 2018 at https://www.facebook.com/233887053357211/posts/corrupt-politics-in-laguna-pueblopueblo-loses-20-million-in-casino-dealas-report/1666819010064001/