Chicken pox delays deportation of illegal immigrants from New Mexico

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:28pm

A chicken pox outbreak has halted the deportation of more than 600 illegal immigrants housed at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico.

Congressman Steve Pearce has confirmed that two undocumented immigrants staying at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia have contracted chicken pox.
He says they have been isolated while the remaining immigrants are vaccinated.

Artesia residents are a little worried.

"I'm concerned for our kids. I understand that compassion is a very necessary virtue, but at the same time compassion has to stop somewhere," said Larry Rolan.

"Hopefully they can get cured and just get sent back on their way," said Crystal Cardenas.

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