The state of Baja California announced the payment of energy bills of immigrant shelters.

State Secretary of Government Catalino Zavala said the state will pay 2.5 million pesos or about $125,000 to the Federal Electricity Commission.

The official said the state is holding meetings to discuss the issue with commission representatives.

Shelter managers had criticized Mexican government officials for presumably missing from complying with a commitment to help immigrant shelters.

Zavala said the commission gave shelters some time before suspending energy services.

“In this case the state will help shelters,” Zavala said. The funds will come from the state Department of Wellbeing.

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