Wednesday, July 02, 2014

New Mexico residents angry over housing immigrants

Residents in southeastern New Mexico crowded a town hall meeting Tuesday to express anger at the opening of a temporary detention center for immigrants suspected of entering the country illegally. Around 400 people attended the meeting in Artesia to speak out against holding up to 700 Central American women and children at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Currently, less than 200 people are at the center. City and federal officials fielded questions from residents, including how long the facility would be used for detention. Residents told federal and local authorities they were afraid the immigrants might take jobs from locals and resources away from American-born children...more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

America has become a bigoted society - sadly.