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This 11-Year-Old Was Locked Up Trying to Cross the Border. Read the Heartfelt Letter She Sent Obama.
On Tuesday, the nation's top immigration court allowed a Guatemalan woman who fled her abusive husband to petition for asylum in the United States .
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Women being deported back to life-threatening conditions in Latin America are fighting back
For months now, we have been hearing about the "immigrant crisis" that is causing thousands of women and children to flee the violence that is wracking parts of Central America .
Artesia chile farmer benefits from production delay in Hatch
ARTESIA >> Heavy rains in New Mexico's chile growing capital have caused delays in harvesting the state's most popular vegetable, and the situation has benefitted one Southeastern New Mexican producer.
Albany Times Union
At an immigrant detention center, due process is denied
When the influx of young Central American migrants to the border erupted as a crisis this summer, President Barack Obama correctly called it a humanitarian emergency.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Announcements: Aug. 27
Energy summit: Join the mayors of Artesia, Carlsbad and Loving in discussing the area's oil boom at the second Eddy County Mayors' Energy Summit 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Deported from nowhere
When the influx of young Central American migrants to the border erupted as a crisis this summer, President Obama correctly called it a humanitarian emergency.
Announcements: Aug. 26
The North Mesa Senior Recreation Center holds a dance every Wednesday and Friday, from 7: 00-9:30 p.m. Dances feature a different live band each week.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Why Groups Are Suing the Government over Rushed Deportation Process for Mothers and Children
As families from Central America flee violence and persecution to seek refuge in the United States, hundreds of mothers and their children apprehended after crossing the border have been locked up at an isolated detention center in Artesia, New Mexico-hours from the nearest major metropolitan area.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
KOB-TV New Mexico
Lawsuit filed against Family Detention Center in Artesia
Hundreds of women and children have been deported from the Family Detention Center set up at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia since it opened more than a month ago.
4 Groups File Lawsuit Against U.S. Gov't Over Deportations
Four organizations sued the United States Government on Friday for the deportation of immigrant mothers and children who, according to the lawsuit, had fled from violence in Central America.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Federal government sued over alleged due process violations at Artesia immigrant detention center
Immigrant rights organizations sued the federal government Friday, alleging that the federal government is violating due process rights in its haste to deport immigrant families with small children.
The Washington Post
Civil rights groups sue to bar expedited family deportations
Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Friday asking a federal court to stop the Obama administration from expediting the deportations of Central American immigrant families being held in a New Mexico detention center.
Artesia: ICE denies allegations of immigrant mistreatment at FLETC
Gerrard Escamilla, the director for the nonprofit Angels to Angels, speaks during a town hall Thursday in Artesia.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Asado Fundraiser: Iglesia Evangelica Cristiana Espiritual will sell asado plates for $8 each from 8 a.m. until sold out on Saturday, Aug. 23. Plates include pork w/red chile, rice, beans and salad.
Las Cruces Sun-News
Border advocate arrested at Pearce's Las Cruces office
Robin Zielinski Sun-News About 50 supporters of the Border Network for Human Rights based in El Paso rally both inside and outside the Las Cruces office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M. on Thursday prior to some of them beginning a border walk that culminates Saturday at the border fence at the Chamizal National Monument in El Paso.
Los Angeles Times
Nearly 300 women, children deported from immigration detention centers
Barbara Gonzalez, public information officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, shows a dormitory where immigrant families are housed at the Artesia Residential Detention Facility in New Mexico.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Artesia to host town hall on FLETC, immigration on Thursday
CARLSBAD >> The City of Artesia will host the second public town hall on immigration since undocumented immigrants were transferred to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in late June.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
State chambers of commerce meet in Ruidoso
"I think it's a great honor," said Becky Brooks, executive director of the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce of the chance to host the event.
ICE resumes deportations from New Mexico center
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement late Monday that the agency resumes removal flights back to Central America on Aug. 7. Since then, 71 immigrant adults and children from the center have been deported, officials said.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Little Argus: Announcements
Labor Day Parade will be held Sept. 1 beginning at 10 a.m. on Main Street and Stevens Street.