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”

A Different Kind Of Border State

New Mexico has flown under the radar for years in the national immigration debate. Maybe it’s the state’s small population of about 2 million residents. It might also be the unique demographics – about 44% of New Mexicans identify as Hispanic or Latino. State and local leaders, especially in northern New Mexico, have adopted policiesContinue reading “A Different Kind Of Border State”

Immigration in the Heartland

Immigration is a profoundly human experience. That’s what keeps pulling me toward this topic as a reporter. This year, I’m focusing on immigration as a fellow with the Institute for Justice and Journalism. In March, I attended a week-long training program in Oklahoma City and Dallas. The other reporters were from states like Florida, Iowa,Continue reading “Immigration in the Heartland”