Advocate worries about sick immigrants in Artesia

immigrants, Central Americans, Artesia

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – One advocate who visited the facility in Artesia says some children are sick and they may not be getting proper care.

Tannia Esparza, the executive director of Young Women United, told the Associated Press that the Central American women she spoke with say that kids with coughs and other ailments aren’t receiving any medical care.

She also says pregnant women are often singled out for swift deportation many times without seeing a lawyer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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