Official: Us To Expel Haitians From Border, Fly To Haiti - By Eric Gay And Elliot Spagat Associated Press The Biden administration plans the widescale expulsion of Haitian migrants from a small Texas border city by putting them on flights to Haiti starting Sunday, an official said Friday, representing a swift and dramatic response to thousands who suddenly crossed the border from Mexico and gathered under and around a bridge.
For families around the world trying to evacuate loved ones from Afghanistan, time has run out. Mohmmad Ismail served as an interpreter for U.S. forces in Afghanistan and like many who worked for the United States, he was threatened by the Taliban. He came to Albuquerque in 2013 on a special visa, but his family members stayed behind. He worked with the State Department and U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján from New Mexico to get his family and other family members related to Albuquerque residents during the evacuation period, but he was unsuccessful.
Earlier this month , KUNM reported about an online portal, Districtr , where New Mexicans can draw and submit their own maps to the Citizen Redistricting Committee, or CRC, for consideration. Kathleen Burke, project coordinator of Fair Districts for New Mexico , spoke with KUNM about the importance of newly-released 2020 Census data now available on the portal.
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Let’s Talk New Mexico 9/16 8am: Property crime has dropped in New Mexico during the pandemic but violence has taken hold, dominating the news headlines recently: Albuquerque setting a new record for homicides , Santa Fe road rage killings , attacks on police officers, and perhaps most tragic – a child killed at school over bullying. While violent crime has not increased as much across the nation it feels like a lot in New Mexico, and how we choose to react to violence is a local decision.
(This program airs Saturday 9/18, but you can stream the interviews now) Sat. 9/18 12p: Carol Boss talks with Diana Gomez with Progress Texas, the first progressive Texas activist Carol has had on Women's Focus. She was on the ground in Austin when the Supreme Court allowed the state's Senate Bill 8 - the most extreme abortion restriction in the U.S.- to go into effect on September 1 at midnight. She describes the scenes in packed abortion clinics all the way up until midnight and speaks...