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The Line: Migrants Seeking Asylum Surge Through Albuquerque

Albuquerque Immigration

May 10, 2019 – The accommodation of asylum seekers as they work their way through the immigration process was bolstered this week with an Albuquerque City Council vote to allocate $250,000 for humanitarian support in their transition through the city. But some are wondering how it is Albuquerque can come up with this kind of money so quickly with so many homeless people on its streets desperate for services and support as well. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists debate the proposal, which passed by a 6 to 3 vote.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm, Inc.

For Further Reading:

U.S. asylum screeners to take more confrontational approach as Trump aims to turn more migrants away at the border – by Nick Miroff, The Washington Post

Mayor promotes efforts to address homelessness – by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Taking On The Issue Of Homelessness in Albuquerque

1209 Line Homelessness

August 31, 2018 – Neighborhoods that contain a cluster of homeless service organizations, especially in and around the downtown area of Albuquerque, also have higher numbers of homeless people on the streets each day. The Albuquerque Journal recently published a series of articles delving into problems – for those services providers, the residents and businesses in those neighborhoods, and people experiencing homelessness.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate solutions to the problem and look at the ways homelessness is a symptom of something greater.

Line Panelists:

Michael Bird, public health consultant

Justine Fox-Young, former state representative

Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR

Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico