Homeland secretary visits immigrant holding center - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Homeland secretary visits immigrant holding center

Posted: Updated:
By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA
Associated Press

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visited a New Mexico immigrant detention facility and warned future migrants that "we will send you back" if they try crossing into the country.

Johnson said the agency is working rapidly to open new detention facilities to house and more quickly deport the influx of immigrants fleeing violence, poverty and extortion in Central America.

After touring the recently opened center in Artesia, New Mexico, he said staff told him that some of the immigrants told them they were surprised to be detained.

More than 57,000 Central Americans have crossed since October, overwhelming Border Patrol facilities in South Texas.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

News Channel 25 KXXV-TV
P.O. Box 2522
Waco, TX 76702

Phone Numbers:
Main: 254-754-2525
Tip Line: 254-757-2525

Links
Contact Us
KXXV Employment Opportunites
FCC Filings
Advertise on KXXV

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXXV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.