Chicken pox stalls Artesia immigrant movement


ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – The movement of illegal immigrants in and out of the federal facility in Artesia is on hold because of chicken pox.

New Mexico congressman Steve Pearce says two people have the chicken pox and are now in isolation.

Women and children at the center are already being treated and vaccinated.

Immigration and Custom Enforcement or ICE says the case does not put the community at risk. 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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