Tag Archives: immigrants

The Line: Detentions at the U.S. – Mexico Border

the line

June 22, 2018 – This week, President signed an executive order to end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally, but problems still remain. As a border state, this is a very tangible issue for us here in New Mexico, especially as one of the detention centers in Texas is very close to our state’s border. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at how that proximity impacts the way New Mexicans weigh the issue, and what effect the situation might have on midterm elections.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative
Eric Griego, former state senator
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

International Law And Asylum

Megan Kamerick

June 22, 2018 – The separation of young children from their families at the border came to a head this week, especially after all of the living former First Ladies spoke out against the Trump administration policy. On Wednesday, President Trump issued an executive order halting the policy - although there remain over 2,000 children who don’t know when they will be reunited with their parents. The detention of the children also raises many questions about how the U.S. government is treating people who seek asylum at border checkpoints. Correspondent Megan Kamerick sat down this week with Jennifer Moore, professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law, to talk about international law and our nation’s obligations to address asylum seekers.

Guest:
Jennifer Moore, professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law