*Sigh* ~ Happy Fourth of July!
From the Los Angeles Times
A crowd of 200 to 300 people in downtown Murrieta surrounded three buses carrying immigrant detainees Tuesday afternoon, causing the buses to turn around before they reached a Border Patrol station in the Riverside County city.
Waving Americans flags and protest signs, the crowd refused to give way when the buses arrived with some 140 detainees from Texas, which has seen a flood of Central American immigrants cross the border in recent weeks without legal permission.
Its intellectually & factually disingenuous to conflate the #Murrieta refuge children w/immigration as a whole. This is a humanitarian issue— John NoWayNRA™ (@azmoderate) July 4, 2014
For some people in Murrieta right now this sign is breaking news. pic.twitter.com/TqcH3zAXdm— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) July 4, 2014
I've kept my politics quiet lately. But I do want to say: Let the children come in. Or return the Statue to sender. We don't deserve her.— Sheta Kaey (@shetakaey) July 4, 2014
Fox News graphic on the anti-immigrant protests pic.twitter.com/mmJG1coTvV— allisonkilkenny (@allisonkilkenny) July 3, 2014
So protesters in #Murrieta were complaining that the immigrants are coming to take their jobs yet they weren't at work this afternoon. Okay.— Venusse Navid (@NavidSGVN) July 2, 2014
Day 2 - The Fourth of July
The mayor of #Murrieta shld feel like a zoo keeper. Cause his constituents r acting like animals!— Linda Husser (@LindaHusser) July 4, 2014
How do the immigrants make life harder for the ppl in #Murrieta? And they call themselves Christians? But they turn away the bus?— Linda Husser (@LindaHusser) July 5, 2014