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Aimee Villarreal

Visiting Scholar seeks answers in UNM archives
June 24, 2021
“One of the most interesting discoveries I made in the Southwest Research Center archives at UNM involving sanctuary movements and immigrant rights organizing in New Mexico was that in 1983 the Roswell City Council unanimously approved to repurpose the Roswell International Air Center as one of the first private immigrant detention centers in the nation. A coalition of faith-based and Latino groups organized to block the detention center and they were successful.