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28th Amendment Committee Meeting POSTPONED
July 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meanwhile, below is an action on July 16 that some might want to consider participating in. This blurb is from the Las Cruces newspaper. The meeting was mentioned by Peter Wirth at the recent Families Belong Together rally. He represented it as an opportunity to impact how money is being spent on these immigration centers. This is an opportunity for public comment.
I believe the meeting is at 6 pm.
New Mexico may seek oversight on immigration detention centers
Sarah Macaraeg, New Mexico In Depth, Published 5:13 p.m. MT June 29, 2018
After spending five months locked up inside two different Immigrations and Customs Enforcement prisons in New Mexico, Manuel Gonzalez will soon be among the first ICE detainees in the country to have state legislators formally learn about his experience.
On July 16, members of the Legislature’s Courts, Corrections and Justice committee will have the chance to hear from former detainees like Gonzalez, as well as immigrant communities and their advocates.
The committee hearing at the Roundhouse, which will include an hour for public comment, is intended to educate lawmakers, some of whom hope to start a conversation about whether to exert more state oversight on private prisons in New Mexico that incarcerate immigrants.
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