CONGRESSMAN PEARCE TO ATTEND PUBLIC MEETING WITH BORDER PATROL CHIEF

Oct 3, 2011

Animas, NM (October 3, 2011)—Congressman Steve Pearce will attend a public meeting with the Border Patrol Division Chief in Animas on Friday, October 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Animas Community Center.

“Border Patrol is planning to build a forward operating base in the Animas Valley.” said Pearce. “They have looked at different sites, all varying in distance from the border.  Before a final decision is made by the Border Patrol, local people have asked for a chance to express their opinions on which site would be best. Border issues are of great concern to New Mexicans, and they have the right to be involved in this public process. I thank the Border Patrol for agreeing to join me in Animas so that concerned residents can voice their issues directly.”

Congressman Pearce's office facilitated in securing the attendance of the Border Patrol at the Animas meeting.  The Acting Division Chief for the El Paso Border Patrol Sector will attend the meeting with Congressman Pearce.

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