At a special Otero County Commission meeting Thursday, the commission approved of a resolution two-to-one that opposes housing immigrants in Otero County and the use of local government resources to do so.
Otero County Commissioner Lori Bies abstained from the vote.
“I’d like to first start off by saying that our county wants to help people,” Otero County Commission Chairman Couy Griffin said.
“We want to help the constituents that have entrusted us to serve them, to be good stewards of the tax dollars that have been entrusted to the county and I feel, in my opinion, that to be a good steward of those tax dollars, would be to focus on our infrastructure and our own residents. ‘Cause we have a great need inside of our own county.”