August 23, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the growing concern over a man who, while legally carrying a gun on his hip, has been harassing vendors and others on the Santa Fe Plaza, including asking them for proof of citizenship. New Mexico law allows for open carry and the man has a right to free speech, but at Santa Fe’s Entrada a couple of years ago, protesters waving signs were corralled into “free speech zones.” Is letting this man have free rein of the plaza applying a double standard?
Line Panelists: Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico Dede Feldman, former state senator Dan Foley, former state representative H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
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