Pearce to host meeting on immigrants

immigrants with chicken pox
Pearce to host meeting on immigrants.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce says he’ll moderate a town hall meeting about the immigrants housed in southern New Mexico. Pearce says the feds asked him about the possible meeting during his recent visit to the federal law enforcement training center in Artesia.

Some people in Artesia have been concerned with their health and safety since the immigrants arrived back in June.

Right now, the center is holding about 600 women and children from Central America. However, no more are coming in or out because of chicken pox.

Pearce says two people have the virus and are isolated. 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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