- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Federal immigration officials have asked Congressman Steve Pearce to moderate the first town hall meeting in southeastern New Mexico since a temporary Artesia center began housing immigrants.

Pearce spokeswoman Jill McLaughlin said Thursday the Republican is happy to moderate the town hall, which could happen within two weeks.

She says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked Pearce about the possible meeting during his recent visit to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia.

The center currently is holding around 600 immigrant women and children from Central America. They remain under quarantine because of two chickenpox cases.

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