The Defiant, Refugee-Loving History of New Mexico

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‘While Santa Fe and northern New Mexico have taken the lead on promoting and strengthening sanctuary policies, the state as a whole has its own history of providing refuge to persecuted groups. In 1986, Governor Toney Anaya declared New Mexico a “State of Sanctuary,” specifically for Central American refugees escaping their war-torn countries.’

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/sanctuary/the-defiant-refugee-loving-history-of-new-mexico-20170711

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