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Albuquerque, NM - Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring co-authored comments to a proposed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule change that violates federal law and will result in unfair discrimination against underserved immigrant families. The so called "public charge" rule change will allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to determine whether immigrant families who seek lawful status in the United States may need any form of government assistance, and if so, allow ICE to deny their application.

Albuquerque, NM - Please see the below statement from the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General, attributable to David Carl, Press Secretary, regarding today’s decision at the New Mexico Racing Commission: "We will continue to work with the racing commission as they resolve the threat of pending litigation to ensure integrity in their awarding of the state’s sixth racing license.”

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Leanne Bennett was sentenced to one and a half years in the department of corrections for stealing from elderly patients who suffered from dementia. The Office of the Attorney General secured 11 felony convictions against Bennett for stealing more than $30,000 from elderly residents while working as an office manager at the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque between 2012 and 2013. Bennett was sentenced by Judge Charles Brown to one and a half years after the State argued for three years in the Department of Corrections.

Albuquerque, NM - Please see the below statement from New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas: “Last night, America lost a true patriot.George H. W. Bush served his nation as president, vice-president, ambassador and CIA Chief, and was an unwavering example of a leader whose tone of civility and unity made our nation stronger. I have had the opportunity to serve with George P. Bush, working on bipartisan issues impacting our nation. My heart goes out to George and the entire Bush family in this trying time.”

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the successful disbursement of more than $60,000 to New Mexico Legal Aid. The funding is the result of unclaimed funds payed by a defendant in a recently concluded case...

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the successful prosecution of Francisco Saucedo, for charges related to sexual exploitation of children. The New Mexico Office of the Attorney General secured multiple convictions against Saucedo, ensuring that he will stay behind bars for up to 30 years.

Albuquerque, NM – The Constitution protects the rights of all New Mexicans and all Americans. Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas responds to President Trump’s proposal to scale back transgender rights in America:

Albuquerque, NM – Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas joined state charities regulators across the country, the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) and the Federal Trade Commission to announce the first annual International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW) from October 22 to 26, 2018. ICFAW is a coordinated international campaign to help charities and consumers avoid charity fraud and promote wise giving.

Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Sharoski Jackson, the man convicted of trafficking a child in 2013, will remain behind bars. The Supreme Court of New Mexico today denied Jackson’s petition for review. Previously, the New Mexico Court of Appeals upheld Jackson’s conviction for human trafficking and other crimes.

Albuquerque, NM – Please see the below statement from New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas: “I am saddened to hear of the passing of Representative Larry Larrañaga. In a time of partisanship across the nation and our state, Representative Larrañaga was always willing to work with lawmakers on both sides the aisle for the greater good of New Mexicans.

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Albuquerque, NM – This afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert in response to a new scam hitting New Mexico that threatens a ‘criminal lawsuit’ by the IRS if the caller’s message is not returned. The digitized voice in the recording claims to be Officer Edward Jonathon calling from the legal department of the Internal Revenue Service and leaves a call back number along with his threats.


Albuquerque, NM – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a scam alert regarding phone recordings threatening New Mexicans with federal enforcement action by the U. S. Treasury and appearances before a grand jury or federal magistrate judge. The scam recording tells New Mexicans they must call various phone numbers with out of state area codes. Scams like this one are flooding New Mexico and since May 2, 2016, nearly 700 reports have been made...