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The Line: Border Update

Line Border Update

August 2, 2019 –  According to Jens Erik Gould, a reporter with the Santa Fe New Mexican, most asylum-seekers at the border will not qualify.  Yet migrants still stream through the border, as the Trump administration crafts a deal with Guatemala to first handle asylees passing through that Central American country from nearby El Salvador and Honduras.  Gene Grant and The Line look at border-issue updates.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

Santa Fe New Mexican migrant series by reporter Jens Erik Gould

Donald Trump Jr. visits private border wall amid immigration crisis, Mueller aftermathThe Texas Tribune

ACLU: U.S. has taken nearly 1,000 child migrants from their parents since judge ordered stop to border separationsThe Washington Post

Guatemala signs migration deal with US after Trump threats – BBC News

These Seesaws Were Built Across The U.S.-Mexico Border To Let Children Play Together – HuffPost

The Line: Trump Administration Immigration Policy Prompts Lawsuit

The Line: Trump Administration Immigration Policy Prompts Lawsuit

June 14, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel examine a lawsuit filed this week by the State of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque against the Trump Administration, seeking reinstatement of its “safe release” policy for asylum seekers and reimbursement of expenses incurred since the policy’s cancellation.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Edmund E. Perea, attorney 

For Further Reading:

New Mexico sues Trump administration over immigration policy – KOB

 ‘Derogation of duty’: New Mexico sues Trump administration over asylum practices – by Morgan Lee, Associated Press