Immigration officials reroute buses amid protests

07/03/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

California – Protests at a Border Patrol station led to three buses with migrant families being rerouted by immigration officials. As reported by The New York Times, protestors in Murrieta met the busloads of immigrants who were being taken to the station for processing, chanting and holding signs with things like “return to sender” written on them.

The next day, thousands of residents attended a town hall meeting, with many voicing concerns over an influx of migrant workers coming to the city.

One resident, Jodie Howard, is quoted as asking the mayor, “What happens when they come here with diseases and can overrun our schools? How much is this costing us?”

Paul A. Beeson, the chief officer in San Diego for Customs and Border Protection, told the crowd that the agency expected more migrants to arrive, but did not know where they would be taken for processing before being turned over to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

David Jennings, the Southern California field director for the agency, is quoted as stating of the matter, “When you have a noncriminal mother, they are going to be released… The most humane way to deal with this is to find out where they are going and get them there.”

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – California Legal News

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