Las Cruces migrant shelter opens

Las Cruces News

The first group of asylum seekers to be sheltered at the former Armory in Las Cruces arrived late Wednesday afternoon, according to city officials. 

As KTSM previously reported, the former armory site, which has been empty for years, was being worked on in order to house asylum seekers who were being released by Border Patrol. 

City officials say the first group of about 25 migrants spent the night Wednesday, but the shelter is not yet equipped to process paperwork. In the meantime, the shelter will only serve as an overnight facility while Annunciation House in El Paso continues to assist. 

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