Hundreds march on immigration center

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ARTESIA, N.M. (KOB) Hundreds of protesters gathered outside a New Mexico facility that’s housing immigrants.

The Santa-Fe based Somos Un Pueblo Unido and a coalition of Catholic churches rallied for an end to deportations Sunday.

They weren’t the only ones protesting. Another group was there protesting the immigrants should be sent back to their home countries.

Currently, more than 600 women and children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are detained at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia while they await either deportation or asylum.

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