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The Line: New Mexico Says No to ICE Requests for Data

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August 16, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists examine the state’s choice to deny requests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for unrestricted access to New Mexico workforce records.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm
Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

State agency denies ICE request for worker records – Albuquerque Journal 

Fearing workplace raids, state rejects ICE request for N.M. workforce records Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico employment department rejects ICE request to access data Deming Headlight

The Line: Confusion From Washington On Albuquerque Immigration Enforcement Policies

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August 11, 2017 – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to the city of Albuquerque that created confusion for both city leaders and community members. The city is potentially in line to receive additional federal funds to combat crime, but Sessions asked for proof that local law enforcement is cooperating with immigration officials. ICE agents have been in the jail and transfer center for many years. Mayor Richard Berry responded to the letter by stating that publicly and adding that Albuquerque is not a sanctuary city. Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line panelists discuss that story and the importance of accurate communication from federal officials to local cities and counties.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter for Associated Press/CJ Project
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP