I went to law school. And I became a prosecutor. I took on a specialty that very few choose to pursue. I prosecuted child abuse and child homicide cases. Cases that were truly gut-wrenching. But standing up for those kids, being their voice for justice was the honor of a lifetime.
As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask 'Are you Susana?' and they run up and give me a hug.
My parents taught me to never give up and to always believe that my future could be whatever I dreamt it to be.
The criminal justice system should have the authority to determine the immigration status of all criminals, regardless of race or ethnicity, and report illegal immigrants who commit crimes to federal authorities.
Success is the American Dream. And that success is not something to be ashamed of, or to demonize.
Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.
I absolutely advocate for comprehensive immigration reform.
I've known where my heritage is from all along.
Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fear.
My dad was a golden gloves boxer in the Marine Corps, then a deputy sheriff. My mom worked as an office assistant.
Republicans want to be tough and say, 'Illegals, you're gone.' But the answer is a lot more complex than that.
New Mexico is an environment where we are open for business.
I will veto any tax increase.
Sometimes Republicans engage in number-crunching analysis that doesn't always take the neediest into account.
Too many Americans are out of work, and our debt is out of control.
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