In Artesia, NM, nonprofit reps --including ACLU and Catholic Charities-- toured immigration detention center currently housing children of recent influx.
"An Artesia immigrant detention center will temporarily open its doors today to nonprofit organizations offering legal aid and other services to the families detained there. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement opened the detention center last month with capacity for 700 beds in an unused wing of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, which trains Border Patrol agents and other federal officers. ICE has provided tours to politicians, including Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and, most recently, Gov. Susana Martinez. The detained families come from Central America, most of them women and children who arrived in the recent wave of migrants hoping to escape poverty and extreme violence in their home countries. " -- Lauren Villagran, the Albuquerque Journal