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The birth rate for Hispanic women fell by 31% from 2007 to 2017, a decline that demographers attribute to generational differences between Hispanic immigrants and those born in America. (spass/Adobe)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It wasn't that long ago that American women regularly gave birth to five or 10 children, but fertility rates across the U.S. continue to decline, with data showing that 2017 had the country's lowest rate since the government started keeping records. Some of the largest dr

Two-thirds of domestic workers don't have contracts with their employers, according to the National Domestic Workers Alliance. (United Nations University)

SANTA FE, N.M. - The people who make it possible for others to have a job in New Mexico may finally get wage protections if a bill makes it through the state Legislature this session. In the United States, domestic workers - the housekeepers, nannies and home-health aides working in private homes -

President Donald Trump's promise to revoke birthright citizenship for babies born in the U.S. to non-citizens could end up in a Supreme Court showdown. (Nitish Meena/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Legal experts say President Donald Trump's threat this week to revoke birthright citizenship for children born in the U.S. to non-citizens would immediately be challenged in court, but even the threat has caused outrage. The president said he had the authority to single-h

Immigration advocates want to know if children and adults will be exposed to toxic threats at military bases where detention centers are proposed. (tribtalk.org)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Groups advocating for the rights of children and families detained at the southern border are using the Freedom of Information Act to find out exactly where the Trump administration plans to build migrant detention centers on two military bases in the Southwest. The center

Immigrant detention facilities in Texas continued to deny Congressional Democrats and other politicians access over the weekend as protesters rallied nationwide. (kqed.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The immigration crisis at the southern border continued over the weekend, with politicians angry over being denied access to holding facilities. The government has released a fact sheet for how it plans to reunite the thousands of families separated, but the Trump administr

The New Mexico region was the third lowest in arrests made by ICE last year; in part, advocates credit cities' non-discrimination policies. (creativeresistance.org)

By Michael J. Dax/Broadcast version by Roz Brown Reporting for the Yes! Magazine-New Mexico News Connection Collaboration A year after the Santa Fe City Council adopted (in February 2017) a resolution strengthening its welcoming and non-discrimination policies toward immigrants, the federal governm

President Donald Trump has ordered up to 4,000 troops to the southwestern U.S. border to ramp up security. (latinamericanstudies.org)

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she will support President Donald Trump's plan to send National Guard troops to the state's southern border to combat illegal immigration. Since the surprise announcement on Wednesday, the president has said he wants 2,000 to 4,000 troops de

A dozen states, including New Mexico, say they intend to sue the Trump administration for including a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. (news.psu.edu)

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – One expert in New Mexico doesn't think including a question about citizenship on the 2020 U.S. Census will affect the results nearly as much as critics claim. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has called inclusion of the citizenship question "untimely,

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