Immigrant Group Holding 'Vigils' At Pearce's Office

Sep 26, 2013

Credit Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM 2)

  Advocates have launched a series of vigils outside of Congressman Steve Pearce's Las Cruces office to push for federal immigration reform.

The group Border Network for Human Rights says it will the hold daily morning vigils until Friday.

The move comes as immigrant advocates press the lone Republican in the state's Congressional delegation to support a federal proposal that would grant immigrants in the country illegally a pathway to citizenship. Pearce has said he didn't support that measure.

Pearce represents New Mexico's border with Mexico and is viewed by the GOP as a key figure is helping attract Latino voters to the Republican Party.

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