NM Delegation Sends Request To Reimburse Border Communities Providing Humanitarian Relief To Asylum Seekers

New Mexico Delegation

NM Delegation Sends Request To Reimburse Border Communities Providing Humanitarian Relief To Asylum Seekers

Lawmakers are seeking to replenish costs that New Mexico’s local governments and NGOs are incurring from providing humanitarian relief to asylum seekers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After reports that U.S. Border Patrol has in recent weeks released over 4,000 migrants applying for asylum in the United States in Las Cruces, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today sent a letter with U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Xochitl Torres Small, and Deb Haaland, to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees requesting that state and local governments and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are providing much-needed humanitarian relief to asylum seekers in southern New Mexico are reimbursed.

Release Of Women Asylum Seekers from Cibola Prison

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Release Of Women Asylum Seekers from Cibola Prison
Hosts Needed for 3-4 Day Stays

By Hannah Leigh Bull

The Santa Fe Faith Network for Immigrant Justice is now hosting women who were detained in the transgender ICE pod at the Cibola private prison near Grants, NM. They were released in a legal temporary asylum decision, pending the outcome of a parole hearing, which can take up to six months. They are released to a sponsor, who is often a family member. The hope is that the judge ultimately hearing the parole application will grant them asylum so that they can legally remain in the United States.