The governor is comparing New Mexico to Ellis Island.
In a recent interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Michelle Lujan Grisham expressed her frustration over the president’s continued push for a border wall. She says the state will use Homeland Security to help mitigate the influx of migrants at the border, but will not treat mothers and their children as a national security threat.
“New Mexico, if you will, has become an Ellis Island, and we want to take that issue seriously and we’re not going to shy away that it presents significant challenges,” she said.
Thursday night, Las Cruces City Council approved $500,000 to help humanitarian efforts at the border.