Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission has apparently asked immigrant shelters to pay their bills or see their service cut.

Activist Sergio Tamai said the agency has shelter managers for three days to pay their 2-year due bills.

Mexican government delegate Alejandro Ruiz said he planned to meet with Commission representatives to discuss the matter and seek a potential solution.

Tamai said that although shelter due bills were pardoned by the agency the authorities still sent the new bills to the shelters.

The activist, who owns and manages Hotel del Migrante in downtown Mexicali, said his shelter owes over half a million pesos or over $26,400 to the agency. “We cannot trust in government agreements,” Tamai said. “They said our service was not going to get cut, but now they want to cut it.”

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