Angry Californians delay federal authorities’ migrant-transfer plan
U. S. federal authorities on Tuesday rerouted three buses carrying illegal migrant families to a facility in San Diego after some angry Californians blocked them from reaching a suburban processing center.
According to a federal government's controversial plan, illegal migrants will be from transferred from Texas to California to be processed at the border patrol facility in Murrieta. The U. S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement has plans to release of them after processing.
Many Californian leaders, including Murrieta Mayor Alan Long, have opposed the plan. Mr. Long on Monday urged residents to fight back the plan, saying it would put more stress on local resources and hike their costs.
Flag-waving protesters yesterday shouted "Illegals out," and forced Homeland Security buses carrying migrant to turn away from Southern California Border Patrol station.
Nancy Greyson, a 60-yer-old protestor from Murrieta, said, "We can't start taking care of others if we can't take care of our own."
The migrants in question are part of an influx of Central Americans, who illegally crossed into Texas' Rio Grande Valley. Since October last year, American border officials detained more than 52,000 unaccompanied children after they crossed the Texas-Mexico border without due permission.
The influx of migrants surpassed federal immigration & border agencies' ability to handle them, prompting President Barack Obama to call the situation a humanitarian crisis.
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