About 354,000 New Mexicans live within the areas that Border Patrol agents have exercised “incredible authority to stop, question and search individuals within a 'reasonable distance' of our international borders."
A relatively small subset of Albuquerque's homeless population rejects the city's shelter system for a variety of reasons, choosing instead to live communally in tents. They are about to be evicted from their fourth location in a month.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) is reinstating work requirements for food stamps before the federal government says she has to, and groups in the state are hoping a judge will block the move and spare 80,000 people from the change.