Tag Archives: Albuquerque City Council

The Line: Migrants Seeking Asylum Surge Through Albuquerque

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May 10, 2019 – The accommodation of asylum seekers as they work their way through the immigration process was bolstered this week with an Albuquerque City Council vote to allocate $250,000 for humanitarian support in their transition through the city. But some are wondering how it is Albuquerque can come up with this kind of money so quickly with so many homeless people on its streets desperate for services and support as well. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists debate the proposal, which passed by a 6 to 3 vote.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm, Inc.

For Further Reading:

U.S. asylum screeners to take more confrontational approach as Trump aims to turn more migrants away at the border – by Nick Miroff, The Washington Post

Mayor promotes efforts to address homelessness – by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Alarming Number of Shootings in Bernalillo County

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May 2, 2019 – The Albuquerque City Council recently hosted the first of three public hearings on the fiscal year 2020 budget, and citizens voiced their opinions on how that money should be spent.  On Monday (April 29) of the following week, the Albuquerque Journal reported that 114 people had been shot in Bernalillo County since the year started 112 days before. Should fighting crime be the top budget priority? Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

Disturbing trend in Bernalillo County: More than 100 shootings in 114 days – by Todd Kurtz, KOAT-7

Citizens give their 2 cents on CABQ budget– by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal