Confrontation looming in Murrieta CA between Feds and anti-illegal immigrant activists
Residents of Murrieta, CA - Ground Zero for protests against federal illegal alien policy - have told Breitbart News that federal officers in riot gear will accompany another busload of illegal aliens who the government want to process at the town's immigration facility.
Last week, townfolk managed to turn away the first bus that tried to dump the illegals and prevented another from even trying to come into town.
But that sort of defiance will now be met with agents in riot gear.
As illegal immigrants continue to spill across the U.S.-Mexico border, federal authorities are attempting to relocate the migrants from South Texas to housing facilities in states across the nation. One such facility is located in Murrieta, California, where a large group of protesters recently blocked a bus full of migrants from arriving. The protesters remain there, adamant that illegal immigrants don't get dumped in their town. But soon the concerned citizens may be forced to step down--Breitbart Texas has learned that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta on Monday with riot gear to ensure that another busload makes it to the housing facility.
Jeremy Oliver, a resident of Temecula, California--a town that neighbors Murrieta--told Breitbart Texas that local police officers warned the protesters that "it's going to get ugly."
Oliver said, "The feds are pissed that they haven't been able to use this facility. Officers out there warned people that federal agents will be in Murrieta on Monday--they are going to get the next bus through no matter what. Riot gear and shields will be used to push the crowd back."
John Henry, a Murrieta resident since 1991, was told the same thing by local officers.
"We're being told that federal Marshals or ICE will be here in the next few days and that they are bringing riot gear," Henry said. "They're apparently going to be blocking off the street with concrete blockades so that no vehicles can get through. The River County Sheriff's Department showed up last night and brought a huge watch tower that shoots up into the air 35 feet."
On Friday, six protesters were arrested in Murrieta. One was apprehended for crossing "the yellow tape that blocked protesters from the Border Patrol station entrance," according to USA Today.
The potential for a violent confrontation is great. And it doesn't have to be that way. The government has plenty of other processing facilities that they can send the illegal aliens to. Showing up in riot gear would signal their determination to intimidate townspeople into obeying the government - a questionable use of police authority by a federal agency.
President Obama may be talking about getting tough on the illegal alien kids streaming over the border, but the government's actions belie those words. They are processing and releasing these kids just as fast as they possibly can. They are also being secretive about where and when this processing will occur, hoping to head off other protests from those who see the Obama administration's actions as a surrender to illegal aliens.
Illegal immigration is shaping up to be a decisive issue in the 2014 and probably 2016 campaigns. As anger grows over the administration's policies, they are only creating more Republican votes for the November mid terms.