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The Line: Expo New Mexico a Temporary Stay for Some Asylum Seekers

Albuquerque Immigration

May 2, 2019 – While Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber said his city was better equipped to send donations and services to points south rather than host asylum seekers, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and state officials announced that Expo New Mexico is ready to provide temporary housing in its dorms. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel explore different approaches between the cities of Santa Fe and Albuquerque when it comes to sheltering asylum seekers.

Earlier this week, NMiF hosted a Facebook Live interview with Gary Coffin, the vice president of Indivisible Nob Hill, and Jim Gannon, CEO of Catholic Charities, to discuss ways to help asylum seekers. You can watch it on the New Mexico in Focus Facebook page.

 

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

Santa Fe mayor: ‘Our hearts were overruled by our heads’ on housing migrants – by Ari Burack, Santa Fe New Mexican

Mayor: Santa Fe won’t be hosting migrants – by Daniel J. Chacón, Santa Fe New Mexican

Governor, Albuquerque mayor: Expo New Mexico will house migrants – by Marian Camacho, KOB 4

Expo NM will open dorms to asylum-seekers – by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Taking On The Issue Of Homelessness in Albuquerque

1209 Line Homelessness

August 31, 2018 – Neighborhoods that contain a cluster of homeless service organizations, especially in and around the downtown area of Albuquerque, also have higher numbers of homeless people on the streets each day. The Albuquerque Journal recently published a series of articles delving into problems – for those services providers, the residents and businesses in those neighborhoods, and people experiencing homelessness.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate solutions to the problem and look at the ways homelessness is a symptom of something greater.

Line Panelists:

Michael Bird, public health consultant

Justine Fox-Young, former state representative

Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR

Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico