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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: Responding to the Border Crisis

1248 Line Asylees and Money

May 31, 2019 – Governor Lujan Grisham went to Washington, D.C. hat in hand this month, looking for federal money to reimburse counties grappling with a record number of asylum seekers. Meanwhile, two more counties passed resolutions to oppose the relocation of migrants there. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists update the situation.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Stephanie Maez, executive director, ProgressNow New Mexico
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee

For Further Reading:

Lujan Grisham seeks federal reimbursement for cities providing for migrants – by Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Lujan Grisham goes to D.C. to discuss border – by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal