In my neighborhood… Three buses holding 140 undocumented who were being taken to Murrieta Tuesday afternoon were greeted by angry protesters and turned away from its intended destination. Jim Nash reports for the KTLA 5 News at…
By Marion Algier – Ask Marion
DO I SEE DOUG IN THAT CROWD?
MURRIETA – A group of 140 Central American migrants who entered the United States illegally were flown from Texas to Lindbergh Field on Tuesday and then bused to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, where crowds of angry protesters prompted authorities to take them instead to San Ysidro.
The drivers of the three Department of Homeland Security coaches backed away from the Riverside County USBP facility and got onto southbound Interstate 15 in the late afternoon, re-entering San Diego County about 3:30 p.m.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lauren Mack declined to disclose where the migrants were being taken, but by late afternoon, the buses were seen pulling into a Customs and Border Protection facility in San Ysidro.
The departure of the migrants from the Riverside area marked a victory for the roughly two dozen protesters who had gathered to decry the foreigners’ arrival there, many waving flags and others carrying signs reading “Stop Illegal Immigration” and “Return to Sender.”
Demonstrators in Murrieta, CA have confronted and turned away three busloads of about 100 illegal aliens, many of whom are woman and unaccompanied minors rounded up by U.S. Border Patrol in Texas and flown to California, according to KPBS, wire services and Breitbart News sources.
KTLA-Los Angeles reported that a counter-demonstration had also gathered on the other side of the street to show support for the “undocumented.”
The original group of demonstrators exceeded 100 people, waving American flags and shouting “U-S-A!” The buses were soon rerouted to a Border Patrol facility in Chula Vista, in San Diego county, which was apparently equipped with bunk beds, showers, and other amenities. “Quite frankly, I don’t know why they didn’t bring them there in the first place,” Christopher Harris, a Border Patrol union representative, told KPBS. Image: Screenshot/KTLA
Update 7.02.14: The Murrieta protestors met on Wednesday night following the initial event and increased their numbers and support to an over-flow crowd of 1,000 at Murrieta Mesa high school auditorium, vowing to continue their fight and turn back every bus… after a spirited discussion.
Watchdog.org: Flood of illegal immigrants coming to a neighborhood near you
y Tori Richards | Watchdog.org
Tens of thousands of immigrants who illegally crossed the Mexico border into Texas are in the process of being released into communities throughout the nation rather than being indefinitely detained or immediately deported, a congressman told Watchdog.org.
The releases have already started and the Border Patrol did not disclose how many. At least 60,000 Central Americans have entered the country illegally this year, though some news reports say the figure is as high as 170,000. An effort is under way to place children in foster homes or with relatives already living in the U.S., said Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.
The adults are being given a “notice to appear,” something like to a traffic ticket that requires they show up for a deportation hearing. Following that notice, they are simply being released. Those who return for the hearing will face a federal immigration judge to determine their fate.
WELCOME TO AMERICA: Upwards of 170,000 immigrants have flooded into Texas for claiming free education for children
“You know good and well they won’t show up and we won’t go looking for them,” Gohmert said. “When they get their piece of paper saying report back on such a day at such a time, they take that as their legal permit to stay in the country and they go do what they want.”
A senior Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective who routinely deals with illegal immigrants said a “massive number – 80 to 90 percent” do not show up for deportation hearings. Detention is not even being considered because Homeland Security facilities are not equipped to hold a large number of people, said the detective, who spoke on a guarantee of anonymity.
The Border Patrol on Tuesday is expected to begin transporting some immigrants to Southern California despite the protests of U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif. Calvert said he had heard a rumor of the transportation and pleaded with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to leave California out of the Texas border mess. Flights carrying 280 people a day will continue for the foreseeable future, FoxLA reported.
OVERWHELMING DUTIES: The U.S. Border Patrol cannot keep more than 1,000 immigrants in custody and must release them.
Calvert was not initially notified by the Department of Homeland Security. He learned of the plan only when his staff called local Border Patrol agents.
“Instead of solving the immigration problems along our border in Texas, President Obama has decided to spread that problem into communities in my congressional district and throughout Southern California,” Calvert said in a statement.
The senior Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective offers a shocking insight into DHS’ “notice to appear” program.
“We have illegal immigrants who have been detained because they are suspects in a crime but we don’t have the evidence to charge them yet so they are just released,” the detective said. “Many of these people have already been convicted of felonies here. It used to be after they served their time in the jail they would be released to immigration officials and deported, but that ship has long since sailed.
“We even have a word for them — criminal aliens,” the detective said.
DHS spokesman Roger Maier was asked about the number of immigrants in custody and how many have already been released. He replied, “I do not have the data immediately available.”
Gohmert was at the Texas border last week, witnessing the problem firsthand.
“Some of them are the cutest little kids you could ever see, you just want to pick them up and hug them,” he said. “Then there are kids who are 15, 16, 17, you don’t know for sure. They could be over 20, but they don’t have any ID and you just have to take their word for it.”
Gohmert said he talked to two women who said the fathers of their children were in North Carolina with good jobs and that they wanted to go there.
“Not only did they think they could come and get to stay, they had heard that the U.S. government would transport the children to wherever the parents were,” Gohmert said. “What’s going to happen is that they will be provided with health care, anything to meet their needs, and food stamps.” Read More
The problem is that not enough people are willing to stand up and get involved!!