Las Cruces receives more than 800 asylum seekers


The City of Las Cruces is releasing how many asylum seekers they are seeing.

According to the report, as of midnight Wednesday, the city received more than 800 migrants. By 1 p.m., 85 more arrived and more are expected.

As of right now, Gospel Rescue Mission, Community of Hope and County Triage Center are active shelters being used for those people.

El Calvario Methodist Church also offered space.

Representatives from State Medical Reserve Corps are at the Office of Emergency Management to open a volunteer reception center there today to relieve volunteers experiencing burnout. 

Also happening today, the New Mexico Department of Homeland Cabinet Secretary Jackie White will tour the Dona Ana County and City of Las Cruces Emergency Operations. That trip includes a tour of the three active shelters. 

City officials said the Meerscheidt Rec Center in Las Cruces was scheduled to reopened Thursday morning.

As we told you, 49 migrants were still being housed at the recreation center but as of Tuesday night, they are all on their way to a sponsor.

City officials say youth basketball at the rec center will resume on Saturday. 

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