New Mexico mural focuses on missing Native American women

U.S. 06/16/19, 19:37

A new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native Americans amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue.The Las Cruces Sun-News reports artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez recently erected the mural in Las ...

Planes, buses moving migrants from crowded border shelters

U.S. 05/13/19, 16:58

U.S. authorities have begun using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while asylum-seeking families were being bused north to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border in Texas and New Mexico.Several dozen migrants ...

Border group leader injured in New Mexico jail altercation

U.S. 04/24/19, 15:41

Authorities say the leader of a civilian group that has detained asylum-seeking migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border was injured while he was jailed in New Mexico, after being arrested on federal weapons charges.The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday ...

1600 migrants released in one city of New Mexico over 10 days

U.S. 04/22/19, 22:20

Officials in Las Cruces, New Mexico, reported on Monday that, over a 10-day period, Border Patrol agents released nearly 1,600 migrants into their community. The City has been forced to spend some $75,000 on humanitarian aid. Officials said agents from Border ...

Migrants dropped off in New Mexico; city asks for donations

U.S. 04/13/19, 17:51

Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico's second most populous city for the second day in a row Saturday, prompting Las Cruces city officials to appeal for donations of food and personal hygiene items and a state ...

New Mexico cities mobilize as shelters take in more migrants

Health 03/13/19, 18:17

From New Mexico's southern border to its largest city, municipal, state and religious organizations are pulling together to coordinate services for the increasing number of asylum-seeking migrants being housed in shelters before heading to other destinations around the U.S. to ...

7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

U.S. 12/13/18, 22:24

A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock ...

New Mexico Democrats seek repeal of state abortion ban

Politics 11/19/18, 12:08

Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature are laying plans to ensure legal and safe access to abortion in case regulation of the procedure is returned to states. State Rep. Joanne Ferrary of Las Cruces plans to introduce legislation for the next ...

Warrant: New Mexico observatory closure linked to child porn

U.S. 09/20/18, 17:28

An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that mysteriously closed earlier this month sparking popular rumors of alien visitors appears to be linked to a child pornography investigation.A search warrant filed in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces ...

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