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NM Republicans disagree on latin youth immigrants

Republicans bumps heads on views of young college-aged latin immigrants

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Pearce attacks GOP congressman's immigrant remarks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Congressman Steve Pearce says a fellow Republican congressman's comments comparing young college-age immigrants to drug mules are "unproductive" and "divisive."

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/15hnjHQ) that the New Mexico Republican criticized recent remarks made by Rep. Steve King and said he disagreed with Iowa congressman.

King drew fire from Latino activists this week after he told a conservative news website that many immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as kids are actually running drugs.

Pearce represents New Mexico's border with Mexico and is viewed by the GOP as a key figure is helping attract Latino voters to the Republican Party.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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