Enforcing the Broken Border: Two Attorneys General in Conversation
Join us on Monday, September 18th for an intimate conversation between two former Attorneys General, describing their work in enforcing the border against the Mexican drug cartels. Terry Goddard (AZ) will talk about his work in, among other things, stopping the flow of laundered drug money into the U.S.; Gary King (NM) will discuss his work in training Mexican prosecutors to litigate the cartels.
Location: La Posada Hotel. 330 E Palace Ave
Starts at 6:00pm.
Tickets: Available here. $10 for members in advance, $12 at door. $12 for non-members in advance, $15 at door.
While the news is dominated by federal responses to the U.S.-Mexico border–with heated discussion just now around a possible border wall–it is the border states who respond to and shape the many realities of the border every day. On September 18th, we’ll hear Terry Goddard describe his work in exposing and stopping Western Union’s role in money laundering; and we’ll hear Gary King describe his work with his colleagues across the border in prosecuting the cartels.
Terry Goddard wrote a brilliant set of articles in 2012 called “How to Fix a Broken Border” — required reading for those wishing to understand the border. Here is the full text, and here is a short synthesis of the major takeaways. He has also spoken extensively on the topic, and here is a précis of his career in law enforcement.
Gary King was New Mexico’s 30th Attorney General, serving from 2007 to 2015. An outstanding native NM son, he is a leading progressive thinker and was the Democratic candidate standing in the election of current NM Governor Martinez.