FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday April 29th, 2017
Contact: Joey Keefe | (505) 259-4471
Tim Keller affirms commitment to Albuquerque’s immigrant-friendly status
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Today, candidate for Mayor of Albuquerque and current New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller affirmed his commitment to Albuquerque’s immigrant-friendly status.
“Albuquerque is a strong and special city, and we have long been a safe and inclusive place for immigrant families and refugees,” Keller said. “I believe we must champion our diversity and become a national leader for multicultural cities. Especially in the current political climate, I remain steadfastly committed to the safety and inclusion of immigrant and refugee communities.”
During his time as state senator, Keller represented one of the most diverse districts in the city which included Albuquerque’s refugee village and several immigrant communities in Albuquerque’s International District. He has maintained a strong relationship with those communities and wants to make sure their voices are heard in city immigration policy.
Keller said his plan includes keeping ICE agents out of APD patrols, and ensuring that no city resources are put to use identifying immigrant communities for federal action.
If elected, Keller said he intends to stand with mayors around the nation in rejecting the harmful rhetoric and actions coming out of the Trump administration.
Further information about Keller’s plans as mayor can be found at www.tk4abq.com/abqworks.