immigration

New Mexico governor concerned with potential migrant influx

53 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor wants the Biden administration to delay planned or expanded efforts to transport migrants to her state if pandemic-related restrictions on asylum seekers are lifted. The federal government has predicted a threefold increase in border crossings if that happens.

New Mexico governor requests delay of DHS plan to send more migrants to Albuquerque

51 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Sec. Alejando Mayorkas Tuesday, requesting the federal government delay planned or expanded efforts to transport migrants to New Mexico. She said the plan would dramatically affect the state’s capacity to provide ongoing

Report: New plan to send more migrants to Albuquerque

80 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As a record number of migrants are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, new reporting shows a plan to move many of them to Albuquerque. NBC News reports it has obtained documents that show the Department of Homeland Security plans to transport migrants awaiting immigration proceedings to various U.S.

Cross-Border Tunnel Found Linking Tijuana, San Diego

106 Views  Â SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities have announced the discovery of an underground smuggling tunnel on Mexico’s border, running the length of a football field on U.S. soil to a warehouse in an industrial area. The cross-border tunnel from Tijuana to the San Diego area was built in one of the most

Texas Governor Greg Abbott responds to the end of Title 42

58 Views  Â Governor Greg Abbott says he’ll send migrants on buses to Washington, D.C., schools hope to continue free meal programs after federal funding dries up, and speaking of drying up, drought conditions are expected to worsen over the next few months affecting borderland farmers and residents.

Las Cruces City Council Calls For National Immigration Reform

38 Views  Â New Mexico’s immigrant families have the full support of the Las Cruces City Council, following a unanimous vote encouraging the creation of a better pathway to United States citizenship. Councilor Johana Bencomo says the resolution, which calls on Congress to develop comprehensive immigration reform, is a way to welcome

UNM professor Lee Drake plays role in aiding Afghan refugees

43 Views  Â Lee Drake, an adjunct anthropology professor at the University of New Mexico, recently received national attention for the work he’s done in aiding Afghan refugees, specifically for the role he played in helping 9-year-old Asma’s family get help.