LAS VEGAS, N.M. — A northern New Mexico city has passed a resolution calling on all cities in the state to support refugees.
The Las Vegas Optic reports the Las Vegas City Council approved last week a symbolic measure that backs New Mexico cities who house refugees amid the partisan climate nationally around immigration.
Supports say Las Vegas needed to make a stand as President Donald Trump tries to impose a temporary travel ban on some Muslim-majority countries and seeks immigration restrictions.
But Star Chavez, a Las Vegas resident and opponent of the resolution, says it wasn’t compassionate to invite refugees to New Mexico, a state that is economically struggling.
The resolution will be forwarded to New Mexico’s five federal legislators, Gov. Susana Martinez, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales.
Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com