- Associated Press - Friday, November 21, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, the country’s only Latina governor, is denouncing President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

The Republican said in a statement Thursday she was disappointed with his move and that he should have tried one more time to work with Congress to tackle the issue.

Martinez said the executive action didn’t reflect “good common-senses” and was not “an act of compassion.”

She said the move was an “invitation to further law-breaking” and didn’t address the systemic issues along the border.

Earlier this week, Martinez published an opinion piece in the Washington Times calling on Congress to act on a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

She said solutions shouldn’t reward those who have broken the law but they also shouldn’t involve “rolling up the welcome mat.”

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