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The Line: Top Stories of 2018 (Number 6)

Photo Credit: Matt Clark

December 21, 2018- Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel of local journalists wrap up the first half of our countdown of the top 10 stories of 2018 with story #6. This is actually a conglomeration of stories all focused on border issues here in New Mexico. And there were plenty of stories to include, from National Guard troops sent to the border, to the start of construction on a border “wall” here in the state, and the issue of border crossing detentions. There was also the impact of uncertainty around national policies like DACA.

Line Panelists:
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Jeff Proctor, reporter, Santa Fe Reporter and New Mexico in Depth

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