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.
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
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.
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