Advocates To Hold Protests Targeting Pearce

Mar 18, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Immigrant advocates are preparing for another string of demonstrations targeting the lone Republican of New Mexico's congressional delegation.

The group Somos Un Pueblo Unido announced this week that activists will hold at least three protests in the district of Congressman Steve Pearce. He represents the state's border region and its most Hispanic congressional district.

Advocates have scheduled a protest march Tuesday in Los Lunas and a candlelight vigil Wednesday in Portales. They also are planning a protest march in front of Pearce's office in Roswell on Thursday.

The activists want Pearce to endorse a measure that would give immigrants living in the country illegally a path to citizenship.

The conservative congressman says he wants a new guest worker program but has stopped short of supporting the pathway to citizenship.