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Chicken pox stalls some deportations in New Mexico

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A chicken pox outbreak has halted the deportation of hundreds of undocumented immigrants in New Mexico. (Source: KOB/NBC) A chicken pox outbreak has halted the deportation of hundreds of undocumented immigrants in New Mexico. (Source: KOB/NBC)

ARTESIA, NM (KOB/NBC) – A chicken pox outbreak has halted the deportation of more than 600 undocumented immigrants housed at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico.

Congressman Steve Pearce has confirmed that two undocumented immigrants staying at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia have contracted chicken pox.

He says they have been isolated while the remaining immigrants are vaccinated.

Artesia residents are a little worried.

"I'm concerned for our kids," Larry Rolan said. "I understand that compassion is a very necessary virtue, but at the same time compassion has to stop somewhere."

"Hopefully they can get cured and just get sent back on their way," Crystal Cardenas said.

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