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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Migrants Buses Turn Back In Face Of Protesters

Homeland Security buses that carried migrants sit at a facility near the border with Mexico Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in San Diego. (Gregory Bull/AP)

Homeland Security buses that carried migrants sit at a facility near the border with Mexico Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in San Diego. (Gregory Bull/AP)

Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after American flag-waving protesters blocked the group from reaching a suburban processing center.

The standoff in Murrieta came after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to complain to elected officials about the plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Many protesters held U.S. flags, while others held signs reading “stop illegal immigration,” and “illegals out!”

Many of the immigrants were detained while fleeing violence and extortion from gangs in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. After the buses were blocked, federal authorities rerouted the vehicles to a freeway and then to a customs and border facility in San Diego within view of the Mexico border.

More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained after crossing the Texas-Mexico border since October in what President Barack Obama has called a humanitarian crisis. Many of the migrants are under the impression that they will receive leniency from U.S. authorities.

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  • Rick

    Nice headline. .. calling them “migrants” instead of what they really are, which is ILLEGAL immigrants!

    I’m happy that we have a few patriots in this country who were willing to stand up to our out of control, corrupt government that is facilitating this illegal invasion of our country. It’s sad to say, but it seems more and more every day like Obama is trying to start a civil war.

    Anyone caught entering this country illegally needs to be detained until they can be deported. It is absurd to let them go free until their court hearing, when 90% of them don’t show up to court!!!

  • Cacimo

    BRAVO.

    If more Americans would stand up for themselves like this – politicians might start to get the hint and stop the flow of illegals coming here.

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