SANTA FE – The decision to provide temporary housing to asylum-seeking migrants at dormitories on the Expo New Mexico grounds in Albuquerque is generating political fallout.
Fifteen state senators, all Republicans, delivered a letter to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday that urged the first-term Democratic governor to re-evaluate the decision and expressed concern about its impact on New Mexico residents.
The letter was drafted less than a week after New Mexico State University announced it would move a youth 4-H horse program – with more than 90 enrolled participants – to Las Cruces that had been scheduled for Expo New Mexico.
A 4-H Northern District Livestock School scheduled to take place right after the youth horse program was also canceled, though an Expo spokesman said Tuesday that accommodations were offered for participants in both programs.
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