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The Line: Crowded Democratic Race For CD1 Seat

First Congressional District

May 18, 2018 – Pat Davis, a candidate in the Democratic primary for the 1st Congressional District, released a campaign ad this week in which he stated “F— the NRA.” Do you think that ad helped or hurt his campaign? Davis says he wanted to start a dialogue about gun violence in the United States. Did he accomplish that goal? Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists share their reactions.

For Further Reading:

NM congressional candidate: “F*** the NRA” – Albuquerque Journal
https://www.kob.com/politics-news/congressional-candidate-responds-to-profane-ads-backlash/4905333/?cat=500 – KOB
Race for House seat heats up between Democrats as early primary voting nears – KRQE
Candidates flock to race for open congressional seat – Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

Individuals And Families In New Mexico In Limbo Without DACA Solution

March 2, 2018 – There’s a great deal of uncertainty right now about the DACA program. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was created by President Obama in an Executive Order. But the idea of addressing the immigration status of young people who were brought to the United States as children is not new. Congress has debated, but not passed, proposals on this issue since 2007. There are currently legal challenges in the courts on actions taken by President Trump on DACA. This week producer Sarah Gustavus sat down with a local attorney and member of the New Mexico Dream Team to discuss what this uncertainty means for some immigrant families in New Mexico.

Guests:

Adriel Orozco, an attorney at the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center

And Karla Molinar-Arvizo, communications and advocacy fellow for the New Mexico Dream Team

Further Reading:

The DACA and immigration debate is now a giant game of chicken