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SANTA FE – Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber has asked federal authorities to stop verifying employee eligibility status as part of immigration enforcement activities during the current public health emergency.
“We call on federal immigration officials to halt these audits,” Webber said in a statement Thursday. “Immigrants living in Santa Fe, like so many others in our community, are already feeling tremendous anxiety about their personal health and loss of income as result of COVID-19. Now they are threatened with the possibility of being deported and separated from their families by ICE. This only makes an uncertain and precarious situation worse, and it needs to stop immediately.”