Showdown: California Town Turns Away Buses of Detained Immigrants

Showdown: California Town Turns Away Buses of Detained Immigrants
By Michael Martinez and Holly Yan, CNN
updated 9:47 AM EDT, Thu July 3, 2014

(CNN) — The national controversy over a surge of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the U.S. border established a new battleground this week in a Southern California small town where angry crowds thwarted detained migrants from entering their community.

In a faceoff Tuesday with three buses carrying the migrants behind screened-off windows, the demonstrators chanted “Go back home!” and “USA” and successfully forced the coaches to leave Murrieta, CNN affiliate KFMB reported.

The buses instead took the 140 or so undocumented immigrants to U.S. processing centers at least 80 miles away, in the San Diego and El Centro areas, federal officials say.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/02/us/california-immigrant-transfers/

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