Tag Archives: Mexico

The Line: Border Update

Line Border Update

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.

Line Panelists:
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

Donald Trump Jr. visits private border wall amid immigration crisis, Mueller aftermathThe Texas Tribune

ACLU: U.S. has taken nearly 1,000 child migrants from their parents since judge ordered stop to border separationsThe Washington Post

Guatemala signs migration deal with US after Trump threats – BBC News

These Seesaws Were Built Across The U.S.-Mexico Border To Let Children Play Together – HuffPost

The Line: Militia Group or Vigilantes?

Line Border Update

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

Guest:
Peter Simonson, ACLU New Mexico

For Further Reading:

F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico – by Simon Romero, The New York Times

Armed vigilantes along border bring national attention – Matthew Reichbach, NM Political Report

Lawyer: Border militia member hospitalized after incident in jail – Angela Kocherga, Albuquerque Journal