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Voices Behind The Vote: Who's Talking About Immigrants Held In Artesia?

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Ed Williams-KUNM
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KUNM public health reporter Ed Williams spoke with Santa Fe resident Allegra Love, a former public school teacher who now works as a lawyer for ADELANTE, a Santa Fe Public Schools program that provides help for families experiencing homelessness.

Love is also an immigration attorney. Since this summer she’s been working on asylum cases for refugees held in the federal immigrant detention center in Artesia. 

“I haven’t heard any politicians in our state talking about what’s going on in that facility, and all the women and children we have detained,” Love said. “Granted it’s a federal decision, but I think it’s the duty of our state politicians and our local politicians to make us aware of it and help guide us on how to feel about it. I haven’t heard anything, anything at all.”

Ed Williams came to KUNM in 2014 by way of Carbondale, Colorado, where he worked as a public radio reporter covering environmental issues. Originally from Austin, Texas, Ed has reported on environmental, social justice, immigration and Native American issues in the U.S. and Latin America for the Austin American-Statesman, Z Magazine, NPR’s Latino USA and others. In his spare time, look for Ed riding his mountain bike in the Sandias or sparring on the jiu-jitsu mat.
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