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Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The statewide 2022 Wildfires have put a halt to the employment or self-employment of thousands of individuals who live on or near wildfire areas in the northern and southern parts of the state of New Mexico. New Mexico has been authorized Federal disaster aid in which eligible New Mexicans may receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance for

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New Mexico Infant Formula Support Network

Do you know anyone affected by the nationwide infant formula shortage? The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department has launched a Facebook group for New Mexico parents and caregivers to share and find information on local formula availability across the state. Also, the share of surplus formula with those in need, or receive

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Title 42 Staying in Place

As thousands of migrants awaited for Title 42 to be lifted across the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal judge has ruled to not lift the pandemic-related health order and remain in effect.  Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of asylum seekers were denied entry to the United States. Migrants relocated to Mexican border

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Fuel prices have spiked again nationwide, affecting millions of households and individuals. Gov. Lujan Grisham announced this past Wednesday, May 18, that approximately $200 million in household relief would be sent to the hundreds of thousands of taxpayers across New Mexico.  Individual taxpayers are set to receive at least $250 in financial assistance and those

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Cuidad Juarez Becomes Once Again A Hotspot for Migrants

In less than a week, the public health order, Title 42, instituted back in March 2020, is expected to be lifted all across the U.S-Mexico border. An influx of migrants has entered Cuidad Juarez as it becomes an epicenter of migrants once again due to many asylum seekers in the city. Even though officials are

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CCSNM Board Member Receives National Award

Local school leader and CCSNM board member received a national award based on her work and supporting numerous charter schools in Las Cruces. CCSNM board member and New America School Superintendent and Principal, Margarita Leza Porter, Ed. S., was recognized with the 2022 Changemaker Award from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. This annual

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Border Cities of Tijuana and San Diego

The border cities of Tijuana and San Diego have mutually agreed to work together on issues that are impacting the border and strengthening it. Tijuana Mayor Montserrat Caballero and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria signed a memorandum that include many areas of collaboration between both cities. Pollution and environmental issues have been impacting both sides

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Immigrant Shortage in The U.S. Workforce

The U.S. workforce has been experiencing a labor shortage since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our neighboring state of Texas; has felt the profound effect of the nationwide shortage. The shortage of immigrants in the different sectors of the nationwide workforce has caused price hikes and inflation. Businesses such as homebuilding and meat

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