A Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted “Welcoming” Policies

This radio story was produced by KBCS in partnership with YES! Media.
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Jorge Taborda, holding back tears, hugs Maribel Lucero after a press conference and mass Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Holy Cross Retreat Center. Taborda is being housed at the retreat center after his wife was detained and deported back to Colombia. 

Photo by Josh Bachman/Sun-News. 

A study found that in places where local governments collaborate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, deportations have increased more than 75 percent. In New Mexico they’ve found a different way. There is proof that sanctuary policies are working, keeping residents safer than in places that collaborate with ICE tactics. I spoke with Michael Dax about how they’re protecting communities in Santa Fe. Read the full story here:

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