KUNM Local
1:18 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

New Mexico's Immigration History Shapes Debate Today

Albuquerque, NM – As our neighboring states of Arizona and Texas draw national attention over controversial policies to crack down on undocumented immigrants. New Mexico has remained relatively calm - even under the radar - in the national conversation.

In the first part of a series this week on immigration policy, we look at what makes our state different.

Tomorrow, we'll have a closer look at how Secure Communities is being implemented around New Mexico. Sarah Gustavus is a fellow this year with the Institute for Justice and Journalism's Immigration the the Heartland program.