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N.M. GOVERNOR CITES STATE'S 'RESPONSIBLE' EFFORTS.

Byline: Staff and wire reports

Gov. Susana Martinez says she never supported an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigrants in New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S). , but she understands the "frustration felt by Arizonans" due to the lack of federal action on immigration reform.

Martinez issued the statement Monday in response to the Supreme Court decision throwing out provisions of Arizona's immigration law.

The nation's first Latina governor said her state has tackled public safety issues relating to border security in "responsible ways." She cited her attempts to repeal a state law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. She also directed state law enforcement to ask about the immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important.  status of criminal suspects.

The Republican governor, who has come under fire from some immigrant advocates, told GOP presidential candidates during the primary elections to "tone down" the rhetoric on illegal immigration.

At a news conference Monday, David Urias of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association said the Supreme Court decision makes it clear that immigration enforcement is left to the federal government, not New Mexico.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has been preparing for the Supreme Court ruling in an effort to educate those traveling through Arizona.

"The ACLU ACLU: see American Civil Liberties Union.  has raised $9 million nationwide dedicated to this issue for litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.

When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation.
," said Peter Simonson from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico. Travelers who experience issues due to Arizona's illegal immigration law can contact the ACLU at 575-527-0664, he said.
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Date:Jun 26, 2012
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