Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Los Angeles Times reports that about 200 to 300 people in downtown Murrieta surrounded three buses carrying immigrant detainees yesterday and caused the buses to turn around before they reached a Border Patrol station. "Waving Americans flags and protest signs, the crowd refused to give way when the buses arrived with some 140 detainees from Texas, which has seen a flood of Central American immigrants cross the border in recent weeks without legal permission. . . . The face-off came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to protest the federal government’s decision to move the recent immigrants who had arrived in the country illegally -- and have overwhelmed Texas border facilities -- to the Border Patrol station here."
The buses reportedly headed for a detention facility in San Diego County.