NM immigrant detention center only for families

In this May 29, 2014 file photo, Maria Eva Casco, left, and her son Christian Casco of El Salvador, sit at at the Greyhound bus terminal, Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Phoenix. Central American families arrested in Texas will continue to be flown to Arizona, and hundreds of unaccompanied minors a day are being shipped to a federal detention center in the southern part of the state, Gov. Jan Brewer’s spokesman says. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
In this May 29, 2014 file photo, Maria Eva Casco, left, and her son Christian Casco of El Salvador, sit at at the Greyhound bus terminal, Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Phoenix. Central American families arrested in Texas will continue to be flown to Arizona, and hundreds of unaccompanied minors a day are being shipped to a federal detention center in the southern part of the state, Gov. Jan Brewer’s spokesman says. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – News 13 has confirmed a New Mexico law enforcement training center will soon house a flood of undocumented immigrants, many of them children.

Recent reports say there’s been a surge of un-accompanied undocumented children crossing the border into the U.S.

That’s put a strain on holding facilities that are concerned on how to care for them.

Overnight, there were reports that many of those children were headed to New Mexico.

Saturday a spokesperson with Congressman Steve Pearce says that’s not entirely accurate.

He confirmed the feds will use a law enforcement training center in Artesia to house families until they can be deported or processed.

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