Tipping point? Protestors block illegals from being dumped in their town
A bus carrying about 140 illegal aliens was blocked by proterstors from entering a California town after they had been flown from Texas in order to be "processed" and released.
ICE apparrently made the mistake of calling the mayor of the town and informing him of the transfer. The mayor, none too pleased with the prospect of the Feds using his town as an illegal alien dumping ground, publicly complained which sparked the protest.
We're going to be seeing a lot more of this.
Protesters shouting anti-immigration slogans blocked the arrival of three buses carrying undocumented Central American families to a U.S. Border Patrol station on Tuesday after they were flown to San Diego from Texas.
The migrants, a group of around 140 adults and children, were sent to California to be assigned case numbers and undergo background checks before most were likely to be released under limited supervision to await deportation proceedings, U.S. immigration officials said.
But plans to bring the immigrants to a Border Patrol outpost in Murrieta, 60 miles (100 km) north of San Diego, sparked an outcry from town mayor Alan Long, who said the migrants posed a public safety threat to his community.
The group is part of a growing wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras and streaming by the thousands into the United States by way of human trafficking networks through Mexico.
I would guess that most of the protestors were not "antii-immigration" demonstrators. They were anti-illegal immigration protestors. Note to Reuters: There is a difference between entering the country legally and illegally. Please don't tar all protestors as xenophobes and Know Nothings.
And can we please dispense with the laughable contention that these illegal aliens will be under "limited supervision"? Fact: They will be under no supervision whatsoever and to say otherwise is a lie. When given their little piece of paper telling them when to report for a deportation hearing, the illegals will be gone and no attempt will ever be made to find them and deport them.
Reuters writes the story, making it appear as if this is all just an orderly, legal way of handling the situation. It isn't. It is madness and it's got to stop.