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The Line: Militia Group or Vigilantes?

Line Border Update

April 26, 2019 – At New Mexico’s southern border, activities took a new turn recently when the

FBI arrested the leader of a self-proclaimed militia group that has been seen detaining migrants at gunpoint. The Line opinion panel discusses this new development at the border, and host Gene Grant also speaks with the local head of the ACLU about its response.

 

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dan Foley, former NM House Republican whip
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

Guest:
Peter Simonson, ACLU New Mexico

For Further Reading:

F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico – by Simon Romero, The New York Times

Armed vigilantes along border bring national attention – Matthew Reichbach, NM Political Report

Lawyer: Border militia member hospitalized after incident in jail – Angela Kocherga, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Immigrants Seeking Asylum Entering from Mexico

Gene Grant

April 19, 2019 – Federal agents have been taking many of the migrants flooding through the El Paso border crossing, putting them on a bus and sending them to Las Cruces. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the influx of people seeking asylum and the call for health officials to help at the New Mexico/Mexico border.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Edmund E. Perea, attorney

For Further Reading:
City in New Mexico Authorizes Spending on Asylum Seekers – Associated Press
ABQ organizations help asylum seekers – by Katy Barnitz, Albuquerque Journal
Trump Says He May Send ‘Illegal Immigrants’ Into ‘Sanctuary Cities Only’ – Associated Press