August 2, 2019 – According to Jens Erik Gould, a reporter with the Santa Fe New Mexican, most asylum-seekers at the border will not qualify. Yet migrants still stream through the border, as the Trump administration crafts a deal with Guatemala to first handle asylees passing through that Central American country from nearby El Salvador and Honduras. Gene Grant and The Line look at border-issue updates.
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management
For Further Reading:
Santa Fe New Mexican migrant series by reporter Jens Erik Gould
April 26, 2019 – At New Mexico’s southern border, activities took a new turn recently when the
FBI arrested the leader of a self-proclaimed militia group that has been seen detaining migrants at gunpoint. The Line opinion panel discusses this new development at the border, and host Gene Grant also speaks with the local head of the ACLU about its response.
Line Panelists: Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dan Foley, former NM House Republican whip
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital