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Brandon Messick - Daily Press From left, Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch, FLETC Director Connie Patrick, ICE Director of Operations Phillip Miller, and ICE medical official Dr. John Kramer answer questions from the public Thursday evening during a town hall meeting in Artesia.
Brandon Messick – Daily Press
From left, Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch, FLETC Director Connie Patrick, ICE Director of Operations Phillip Miller, and ICE medical official Dr. John Kramer answer questions from the public Thursday evening during a town hall meeting in Artesia.

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Artesia representatives held a third town hall meeting Thursday to discuss the detention of undocumented women with children at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). This was the city’s third town hall meeting to discuss the facility, operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), following meetings in July and August.
The immigrants came primarily from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala in what Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have called an “unprecedented” influx of women with children and unaccompanied minors across U.S. borders this year. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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