Steve Pearce

Travel ban spurs both criticism, support in New Mexico

From the New Mexico Legislature to the state's largest college campuses, reaction was strong Monday to President Donald Trump's temporary ban on refugees from several Muslim-majority countries.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat, told a joint session of the Legislature that he was heartsick and sees actions over the past week as an attempt to "fundamentally change our American values."

As the son of an immigrant, Heinrich said his life would be much different had his father been turned away when he came to America from Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

"President Trump's actions seek to turn us into the kind of authoritarian nation that we have...

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