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The Line: Trump Administration Immigration Policy Prompts Lawsuit

The Line: Trump Administration Immigration Policy Prompts Lawsuit

June 14, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel examine a lawsuit filed this week by the State of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque against the Trump Administration, seeking reinstatement of its “safe release” policy for asylum seekers and reimbursement of expenses incurred since the policy’s cancellation.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Edmund E. Perea, attorney 

For Further Reading:

New Mexico sues Trump administration over immigration policy – KOB

 ‘Derogation of duty’: New Mexico sues Trump administration over asylum practices – by Morgan Lee, Associated Press

The Line: Governor Withdraws National Guard Troops At Border

1232 Line National Guard

February 8, 2019 – On Tuesday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham revealed her plans to withdraw almost all of the National Guard troops from the New Mexico/Mexico border, making the announcement shortly before President Trump’s State of the Union speech.  She does plan to beef up security around the state’s Bootheel, where illegal crossings have spiked, but she’s made it clear what she thinks of the president’s plan for a border wall in a Twitter post.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the timing of this action, and look at its combination of political moves and calculated risks.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres

For Further Reading:

In defiance of what Trump calls a ‘national security crisis,’ NM governor pulls most National Guard troops from border – Matthew Reichbach, NM Political Report

Guard helicopter helps Border Patrol seize pot, make arrestsAssociated Press