Hundreds of Immigrants to Be Sheltered at Border Patrol Training Academy

CBS Houston, June 26, 2014

Hundreds of illegal immigrants are going to start being sheltered at the Border Patrol training academy in Artesia, N.M.

Up to 700 immigrants are expected to arrive at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center by the end of the week.

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On Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer toured a holding facility in Nogales that is housing hundreds of children that have been apprehended at the border over the past few weeks.

“Dang it, the federal government has got a job to do,” she said. Asked whether the state should provide resources during what many say is a humanitarian crisis, Brewer said only that the federal government has made it clear she does not have any authority in addressing illegal immigration. Brewer was referring to a federal lawsuit against Arizona after Brewer signed into law the sweeping immigration bill known as SB 1070.

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“I want to continue to emphasize to all those who are listening, including the parents of kids, parents that may be considering sending their kid from Central America, that this journey is a dangerous one and at the end of it there is no free pass, there is no ‘permisos’ for your children to come to the United States,” Johnson said.

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