Tag: New Mexico

A.C.L.U. Says Immigration Detention Facility Should Be Shut Down

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Biden administration to close one of its privately run immigration detention centers after a Brazilian asylum seeker killed himself while he was being held in the New Mexico facility. The Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia, N.M., which houses about 160 people, has been […]

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This Jan. 6 Rioter Was Just Removed From Office Using the 14th Amendment

Otero County Commission Chairman and Cowboys for Trump co-founder Couy Griffin rides his horse on 5th avenue on May 1, 2020 in New York City. (Jeenah Moon/Getty Images) Otero County Commissioner and founder of Cowboys for Trump Couy Griffin has been removed from office by a New Mexico judge for his participation in the January […]

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Judge Unseats Official Who Trespassed at Capitol on Jan. 6

WASHINGTON — A judge in New Mexico on Tuesday ordered a county commissioner convicted of participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol removed from office under the 14th Amendment, making him the first public official in more than a century to be barred from serving under a constitutional ban on insurrectionists holding office. […]

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Muslim Killings in Albuquerque Stir Sectarian Ghosts

Mr. Syed was clearly angry, Mr. Hadi said, and came to the store in person to threaten the family on three separate occasions. Mr. Syed would call the brothers “kafir.” The word, intended to be derogatory, refers to nonbelievers who understand religion but opt to hide from it. Popularized in Saudi Arabia to denigrate Shiite […]

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The Abortion Elections All Across America

In some states, abortion itself will be directly on the ballot. California voters will consider a constitutional amendment that would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution. “This is absolutely a viable option for other states—and one that lawmakers and advocates elsewhere are also working on,” Timmaraju told me. In Michigan, to take one example, […]

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Afghan Man Charged in Albuquerque Muslim Killings Was Headed for Texas

An Afghan man accused of killing two Muslim men in Albuquerque was driving to Texas when he was arrested, and the police said they found a bullet casing in his car that matched those found at one of four crime scenes around the city. A police detective wrote in a criminal complaint that the suspect, […]

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Albuquerque Cops Arrest Man in Killings of Muslim Men, Citing ‘Interpersonal Conflict’

Muhammad Afzaal Hussain,  Aftab Hussein, Mohammad Ahmadi, and Naeem Hussain were all shot to death in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photos provided by CAIR.  Albuquerque, New Mexico police say an “interpersonal conflict” may have motivated the primary suspect in a string of killings of Muslim men that has terrorized the city.  Muhammad Syed, 51, is being […]

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Muslim Community Expresses Fear After Killings of Men in Albuquerque

Muhammad Imtiaz Hussain is afraid to step outside his home in Albuquerque to water his plants. Or retrieve books from his car. Or even venture out onto his balcony. “My kids won’t let me go outside of my apartment,” said Mr. Hussain, 41, whose younger brother Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, was fatally shot a week […]

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Interstate Abortion Travel Is Already Straining Parts of the System

In some states, the strain is concentrated in specific clinics near states with bans. Most Illinois clinics have not yet seen increased wait times. But Dr. Erin King, the executive director for the Hope Clinic for Women near the Missouri border, said wait times there grew to around three weeks — from one or two […]

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