Legal groups tour Artesia immigration facility

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – Some organizations hoping to provide aid to the hundreds of illegal immigrants being housed in New Mexico are touring the facility in Artesia Tuesday.

Among the groups going inside, the ACLU of New Mexico, Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces and a Los Angeles based national immigration law center.

They hope to provide legal aid and other services to the detained families who’ve come from Central America hoping to escape poverty and violence.

The Artesia facility was housing more than 200 immigrants but they are slowly being moved out.

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