We gotta get our isht in order, Murrica
Residents of a Riverside, Calif. suburb came out en masse to block the arrival of immigrant detainees to their town.
On Tuesday, three buses carrying 140 illegal immigrants were unable to drive to the border patrol processing station in Murrieta, Calif., since a crowd of 150 outraged locals stood on the access road leading to the border patrol facility.
“Go home — we don’t want you here,” shouted angry residents, some waving American flags and holding signs that read “Return to sender” and “Bus illegal children to the White House.”
“We have enough issues here: we have our own veterans, we have homeless mothers, we have a lot of people living on the streets of L.A. We need to take care of these people first,” one protester told the local CBS affiliate.
Murrieta police deployed 26 of their 86 officers to the scene but after a half hour, Border Patrol officials decided to turn the buses around and reroute them to the Border Patrol station in nearby San Ysidro.
Not sure this is what Chuck D meant by “Fight The Power”
The town of Murrieta, with more than 100,000 residents, was outraged at federal plans to distribute detainees from overcrowded facilities in Texas, unable to deal with the influx of Central American migrant workers and unaccompanied minors crossing the border.
Says the town’s mayor:
“Right now the best you can do is contact the federal officials that make these decisions and ask for it to be changed,” he said, adding the town’s strong objection to the immigrant transfer citing the “significant impact to our resources.”
“Clearly this is a failure to enforce federal law and (the federal government) is spreading the cost and needed resources to handle this back on the backs of the local communities.”
Translation: “This ain’t our problem, the Rodriguez’s and Guillermo’s ain’t got to go home, but they GOT to get the hell outta here!”
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