Protesters Block Bus Carrying Illegal Aliens

Article subtitle: 
The move is designed to ease pressure on border facilities, but local residents are outraged
Article publisher: 
Border Crisis
Article date: 
1 July 2014
Article category: 
National News
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Buses carrying migrant [illegal aliens] families arrived to the U.S.-Mexican border station of San Ysidro after being blocked by protesters in Murrieta...

The undocumented immigrants [illegal aliens] were on federal buses and were being transferred to the Riverside County city at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility.

The first group out of an estimated 140 total was flown from detention facilities in Texas to San Diego, then taken by bus to Murrieta, where some local residents camped out to protest beginning early in the morning...

The three buses turned around and headed south on the 15 Freeway to the San Ysidro border station.

The plan was for the immigrants [illegal aliens] to be be given background checks before being reunited with family members across the country while their cases are processed. Authorities said most of the immigrants [illegal aliens] are families, and the move is designed to ease overcrowding at border facilities strained by an influx of unaccompanied children that have flooded the system.

City leaders in Murrieta oppose the transfers, saying they are burdens on their town and raise safety concerns...


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