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The Line Top 10 Countdown: #6 The Trump Effect

December 22, 2017 – For the sixth place story in the countdown of the top ten stories of 2017, Gene Grant and our panel of local journalists look at the effect the Trump administration has had on New Mexico during the president’s first year in office.

Line Panelists
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal         
Matt Grubs, staff writer, Santa Fe Reporter
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican

The Line: Future Of DACA

NMiF: DACA

Photo by Kevin Maestas

September 8, 2017 – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week that the Trump administration is ending the DACA program, which began during the Obama administration. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals allowed some young people, who were brought to the U.S. without documentation as children, to apply for work permits and receive temporary protection from deportation. Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss the announcement and what it means for New Mexicans.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science Department
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP