The Line: New Mexico Joins Lawsuit Over Emergency Declaration

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February 22, 2019 – Earlier this week, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a decision to join a multi-state effort to sue the Trump administration over the border emergency declaration. This comes at the same time that Senate Republicans all sent a letter to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham asking her to call a meeting of border governors to develop a plan for border security and build consensus. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the best way to handle border issues. 

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)


For Further Reading:

NM to sue Trump administration over emergency declaration, calling president ‘desperate’ – by Matthew Reichbach, NM Political Report

Governor, attorney general announce New Mexico will sue president over ‘emergency’ declaration Office of the Governor Press Release

New Mexico Republicans appeal to governor over border issues KRQE Media

Pollster: NM a ‘welcoming community’ for immigrants – by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal

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