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FLETC, ICE officials meet with City Council

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By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Representatives from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) headquarters in Glynco, Ga., and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appeared before the Artesia City Council Tuesday. The speakers, FLETC Director Connie Patrick and ICE Deputy Field Director Tim Robbins, spoke with councilors about the use of Artesia as a holding center for undocumented immigrants.
“There has been a lot of misinformation that’s been published and talked about in the media,” Patrick said in response to unconfirmed reports from ABC News and the Roswell Daily Record Friday. “The Department of Homeland Security is establishing temporary detainment on Artesia’s FLETC campus as an approach to the urgent humanitarian situation in the Rio Grande Valley. This will not have an adverse effect on FLETC’s law enforcement training mission.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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