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From left, ICE Director of Operations Phillip Miller, ICE medical representative John Kramer, Eddy County Manager Rick Rudometkin, Eddy County Sheriff Scott London, and Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch field questions during Tuesday’s town hall meeting. Brandon Messick - Daily Press
From left, ICE Director of Operations Phillip Miller, ICE medical representative John Kramer, Eddy County Manager Rick Rudometkin, Eddy County Sheriff Scott London, and Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch field questions during Tuesday’s town hall meeting.
Brandon Messick – Daily Press

Officials provide answers, more questions raised

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
The City of Artesia and Eddy County hosted a town hall meeting Thursday at the First Baptist Church Total Life Center, with members of both sides of the immigration debate voicing their questions and thoughts to local officials and representatives of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) on ICE’s temporary detention facility for undocumented women with children at the FLETC.
Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch led a panel that consisted of FLETC Director Terry Todd, National FLETC Director Connie Patrick, ICE Director of Operations Phillip Miller, ICE Chief Medical Official John Kramer, Eddy County Manager Rick Rudometkin, Eddy County Sheriff Scott London, Artesia Chief of Police Don Raley, and Artesia Fire Chief J.D. Hummingbird. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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