Roosevelt County approves resolution opposing asylum seeker relocation

New Mexico
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The Roosevelt County Commission does not want asylum seekers released into the county.

The commission approved a resolution opposing any potential relocation of immigrants there. It says Roosevelt County has limited resources and could not handle an influx of asylum seekers. The commissioners also say it’s a safety risk.

They are also calling on closed border patrol checkpoints in New Mexico and west Texas to reopen. Two county commissioners did refuse to sign the resolution. 

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