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Young immigrants to push for voter turnout in New Mexico

October 27, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Young immigrant activists whose future in the U.S. remains unclear are working to increase voter turnout in New Mexico.

Members of the national advocacy group United We Dream are scheduled this weekend to canvass in Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Santa Fe and urge New Mexico residents to vote for candidates who support immigration reform.

The group includes young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children but now have temporary protected status.

Congress and President Donald Trump have yet to come up with a permanent solution on the status of the young immigrants.

The young immigrants who benefited from the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program cannot vote.

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