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The Line: Governor Withdraws National Guard Troops At Border

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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

The Line: The National Guard On The Border

The Line: The National Guard On The Border

April 13, 2018 – President Trump directed the Pentagon this week to deploy National Guard troops to the border with Mexico to assist the Border Patrol. It’s not the first time the National Guard has been sent to New Mexico’s southern border. But is this deployment necessary? Host Gene Grant and the Line panelists discuss this developing news story and what the deployment might mean for our state.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip

Sophie Martin, attorney

Dan McKay, reporter for the Albuquerque Journal

Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP