ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Nothing Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller has announced in recent months has prompted a bigger reaction – at least on Facebook – than last week’s joint news release with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that Expo New Mexico would temporarily shelter asylum-seeking migrants on its Albuquerque property.
While the city says it is not contributing financially to open Expo’s dormitories to the migrants passing through town on their way to meet sponsors elsewhere, city staff is providing coordination assistance.
Mayor Keller’s Facebook post on the subject last Tuesday generated over 1,100 reactions, predominantly supportive thumbs-ups and hearts.
But it also garnered several critical comments asking what the city was doing to help the local homeless population.