KOB-TV.com - By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4 - Friday Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visited Artesia. He and other ICE officials visited the FLETC facility where immigrants are being housed.
400 Central American women and children are now living at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia. And just about everyone in Artesia has an opinion about it. "I can say I don't want them here," said Shelley Choate.
“Well, I feel like they’re already broke the law why should we have to pay to set them up too," said Valeria Kathryn Perry. The small New Mexico town has become a part of a humanitarian crisis.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visited the Artesia facility Friday with a strong message. "The message has to be that our border is not open to illegal migration and we are sending people back," said Johnson. The immigrants will only stay for 10-15 days until they’re deported back to their home country. More