The Mexican Federal Electricity Commission decided to suspend energy service to five immigrant shelters in the city due to overdue bill payments.

Activist Altagracia Tamayo said the commission decided to suspend the energy Thursday morning although Mexico’s delegate Alejandro Ruiz made a commitment to pay their bills.

Activists have demanded help from the Mexican government that was suspended after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office.

The delegate’s office has told activists the issue is not in his hands. One of the shelters, named Posada del Migrante, that houses 66 children, owes the commission over 600,000 pesos or about $30,000, La Crónica newspaper reported.

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