Flag Waving Protesters Force Detained Immigrant Women And Children To Leave While Screaming ‘USA! USA!’
Dozens, perhaps as many as 100, flag waving protesters yelling “USA! USA!” clashed on Tuesday with buses full of detained undocumented immigrants who tried to make their way to a U.S. Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, California. There were approximately 140 people who were flown into San Diego from Texas at 11:00 a.m. and bused to Murrieta around 2:20 p.m. When the protesters met with the undocumented immigrants, things turned very ugly as anti-immigration activists unleashed their fury, with one man spitting into the face of a man who opposed him.
One woman screamed, “They have come so far, they’ve worked harder than you’ve ever worked, they’ve worked harder than you’ve ever worked in your whole life.”
According to CBS Los Angeles, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) buses eventually left Murrieta, apparently impeded by protesters, and headed southbound on the 15 Freeway. It was not immediately clear where they were going or whether they would return later.
During a town hall meeting on Monday, Mayor Alan Long assured concerned residents that the immigrants have no criminal backgrounds and that health screenings will be done. According to CBS, some of them will likely be detained and could be outfitted with GPS tethers.
Even so, Long urged residents in the suburb populated with 107,000 people to call their elected officials and voice opposition to the plan.
“What we’ve been told is that most of these immigrants are families. These are mothers and young children, or fathers and young children,” Long said. “What will happen is once they’re processed by the border patrol they’ll be released to ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] agents who make sure they get to their destination or transportation hubs.”
According to USA Today, Border Patrol agents said the immigrant families were mostly made up of women and young children.
Watch courtesy of CBS:
President Obama is looking at ways to secure the border by executive action.
Clearly, the protesters are acting in a manner that would make GOP Jesus proud.