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.
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