Tag Archives: Trump

The Line: The National Guard On The Border

The Line: The National Guard On The Border

April 13, 2018 – President Trump directed the Pentagon this week to deploy National Guard troops to the border with Mexico to assist the Border Patrol. It’s not the first time the National Guard has been sent to New Mexico’s southern border. But is this deployment necessary? Host Gene Grant and the Line panelists discuss this developing news story and what the deployment might mean for our state.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip

Sophie Martin, attorney

Dan McKay, reporter for the Albuquerque Journal

Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP

Individuals And Families In New Mexico In Limbo Without DACA Solution

March 2, 2018 – There’s a great deal of uncertainty right now about the DACA program. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was created by President Obama in an Executive Order. But the idea of addressing the immigration status of young people who were brought to the United States as children is not new. Congress has debated, but not passed, proposals on this issue since 2007. There are currently legal challenges in the courts on actions taken by President Trump on DACA. This week producer Sarah Gustavus sat down with a local attorney and member of the New Mexico Dream Team to discuss what this uncertainty means for some immigrant families in New Mexico.


Adriel Orozco, an attorney at the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center

And Karla Molinar-Arvizo, communications and advocacy fellow for the New Mexico Dream Team

Further Reading:

The DACA and immigration debate is now a giant game of chicken