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New Mexico’s Refugee Resettlement Program

An American soldier wearing a facemask carries an Afghan toddler, with another child walking next to them.

September 10, 2021 – As thousands of Afghan refugees arrive at New Mexico military bases, the state is prepared to welcome some of them into its communities. Senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Deputy Human Services Secretary Angela Medrano, who helps oversee the state’s Refugee Resettlement Program, about the next steps and what the federal…

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Vietnamese Perspectives on the Afghan Crisis

A man with a laptop speaks with someone over videochat on a television.

September 3, 2021 – New Mexico in Focus continues its examination of how different groups view the end of the war in Afghanistan. For many in the Southeast Asian community, images of the mass exodus from Kabul bring to mind the end of the war in Vietnam. Matt Grubs speaks with software developer and Vietnamese immigrant…

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