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The Line: Border Issues In New Mexico

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March 22, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine New Mexico’s response to the influx of new immigrants. They look at the different definitions of a border “crisis” and debate the best way to handle migrants who are seeking asylum.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee

For Further Reading:

Four-part series on influx of migrant families seeking asylum – by Angela Kocherga, Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico cities mobilize as shelters take in more migrants –  by Susan Montoya Bryan and Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Guatemalan faces up to life in prison for holding migrants in New MexicoAssociated Press

Ill immigrants bring dangerous complications that can spread far beyond NM – by Janice Arnold-Jones, for the Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Detentions at the U.S. – Mexico Border

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June 22, 2018 – This week, President signed an executive order to end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally, but problems still remain. As a border state, this is a very tangible issue for us here in New Mexico, especially as one of the detention centers in Texas is very close to our state’s border. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at how that proximity impacts the way New Mexicans weigh the issue, and what effect the situation might have on midterm elections.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative
Eric Griego, former state senator
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP