Tag Archives: deferred action

The Line: Future Of DACA


Photo by Kevin Maestas

September 8, 2017 – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week that the Trump administration is ending the DACA program, which began during the Obama administration. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals allowed some young people, who were brought to the U.S. without documentation as children, to apply for work permits and receive temporary protection from deportation. Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss the announcement and what it means for New Mexicans.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science Department
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

The Line: Immigration Enforcement in New Mexico

NMiF: The Line Panel

February 24, 2017 - The Trump administration has signaled that there will be changes in how the Department of Homeland Security handles deportations. It's still unclear what this might mean for people living in New Mexico without legal documentation. Host Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists debate what's known right now and what might be ahead for our border state.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres