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“Pop-up Park” Blooms in ABQ’s International District

PopUp Park

August 16, 2019 – NMiF goes to Albuquerque’s International District to see how neighbors working with the Nature Conservancy and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps have transformed a vacant dirt lot into a pop-up public park. Among the goals for the project are to build community and help add greenery to one of the hottest parts of New Mexico’s biggest city.

The Line: Immigrants Seeking Asylum Entering from Mexico

Gene Grant

April 19, 2019 – Federal agents have been taking many of the migrants flooding through the El Paso border crossing, putting them on a bus and sending them to Las Cruces. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the influx of people seeking asylum and the call for health officials to help at the New Mexico/Mexico border.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Edmund E. Perea, attorney

For Further Reading:
City in New Mexico Authorizes Spending on Asylum Seekers – Associated Press
ABQ organizations help asylum seekers – by Katy Barnitz, Albuquerque Journal
Trump Says He May Send ‘Illegal Immigrants’ Into ‘Sanctuary Cities Only’ – Associated Press