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New Mexico’s Refugee Resettlement Program

An American soldier wearing a facemask carries an Afghan toddler, with another child walking next to them.

September 10, 2021 – As thousands of Afghan refugees arrive at New Mexico military bases, the state is prepared to welcome some of them into its communities. Senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Deputy Human Services Secretary Angela Medrano, who helps oversee the state’s Refugee Resettlement Program, about the next steps and what the federal…

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NM Afghans Prepare to Greet Refugees

Composite of the New Mexican flag, with part of the Afghanistan flag in the Zia symbol.

September 3, 2021 – New Mexico in Focus searches for perspective on the end of the war in Afghanistan and the resulting humanitarian crisis as tens of thousands of Afghans look to flee Taliban rule. Gene Grant speaks with local café owner Mula Akbar, a refugee from Afghanistan who came to the U.S. in the…

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