Hundreds of young people who were brought into the U.S. as kids without citizenship status attend colleges around New Mexico. Many were shielded from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. President Trump announced the end of DACA Tuesday, Sept. 5, and will begin phasing out the program in March, which will affect 800,000 recipients nationwide. Hundreds of people marched at the University of New Mexico campus Tuesday afternoon to demand equality and rights for immigrant students.
New Mexico Students 'Walk Out' Over DACA End – The Associated Press Students in the most Hispanic state in the U.S. have participated in a walkout to protest the Trump's administration's decision to end Obama-era immigrant protections.
Let's Talk New Mexico
Let's Talk New Mexico 9/7 8a: The UNM Athletics Department is under intense scrutiny right now. The state auditor and attorney general are investigating the financial management of the department going back several years after news broke that the department covered expenses for some athletics boosters on a golf trip to Scotland. New Mexicans also learned this summer that fees for many suites at the Pit went uncollected for years.
Mon. 8/28, 7p: Espejos de Aztlán show will take you on a historical journey through the experience of Latino students at UNM from the Civil Rights period to the present day! We will be featuring alum who have made historical strides for equality along with current student leaders and staff who fight to make UNM a welcoming space. Frankie Flores talks about the realities that many students face beyond the classroom and campus: “My first semester was really rough. I was homeless actually. My...
Public Health New Mexico
New Mexico’s attorney general is opposing a move by President Trump to undo an Obama-era rule protecting nursing home patients.