Deportations Resume After Chickenpox Quarantine Is Lifted

Deportations Resume After Chickenpox Quarantine Is Lifted

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

ARTESIA - Deportations have resumed in Artesia, New Mexico.

They were stopped after chickenpox cases popped up at the federal law enforcement training center.

That center is being used to housing illegal immigrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

The quarantine has since been lifted and flights to return the illegal immigrants to Central America have resumed.

Officials say 71 adults and children from the center have been deported, around 600 people were being held there.