Deportations and Mental Health

I recently finished a two-part series for New Mexico In Depth and Fronteras Desk about how the deportation of family members might impact the mental health of young people. Part 1:¬†Schools try to keep students focus on academics David Varela is a senior at the South Valley Academy just outside Albuquerque. He found out lastContinue reading “Deportations and Mental Health”

Voices Behind the Vote

For the 2012 election, the KUNM newsroom produced a series of voter profiles. Everyday New Mexicans talked about the issues that matter most to them in the voting booth. I produced four profiles for the series that represented a range of perspectives on politics: A couple from Placitas, NM who identify as libertarians and areContinue reading “Voices Behind the Vote”

New Mexico: A Different Debate Over Immigration

While reporting on immigration in New Mexico, I often hear people say “New Mexico is not Arizona.” This comes from all political perspectives, including elected officials and everyday New Mexicans. I checked in with some Native American leaders in New Mexico about immigration and the 2012 elections. Laurie Weahkee, director of the Albuquerque-based Native AmericanContinue reading “New Mexico: A Different Debate Over Immigration”