Murrieta Mayor Alan Long hopes the community will keep things constructive

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Murrieta Mayor Alan Long stood in solidarity with other city and local officials at a press conference Monday addressing the arrival and their disapproval of undocumented immigrants beginning Tuesday.

Through the month of June the city and local Border Patrol were told the detainees from Texas would be heading in droves to the community but three times the plans were rescinded…until Friday, June 27.

Late last week officials from the Customs Border Patrol informed the San Diego and Murrieta stations detainees from Texas will arrive on Tuesday in San Diego.

Long said the Murrieta Border Patrol Station on Madison Ave. will receive 140 partially processed illegal immigrants every 72 hours for possibly weeks for further processing.

“This is the result of the failure of federal government enforcing the federal law at the federal level,” said Long. “We deport illegals we don’t disperse them across the country.”

At the beginning of June, the city was told they could receive 500 detainees at once resulting in local law enforcement stepping in and educating Customs Border Patrol Agents about the risk to public safety.

Long said at the press conference the city will be safe and they remain firmly against the processing of illegal detainees in their community. He referenced the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 212(a) (6) (A), which limits the ability of illegal entrants to be admitted to the country.

“We are tracking the expense this is having on our city and maybe we should send the bill to President Obama,” said Long in an interview after the press conference. President Barack Obama also gave a press conference on the illegal immigration situation Monday asking for more than two billion dollars in funding to fight what he calls a humanitarian crisis.

This current threat to our national borders and security is fueled by coyotes in Central America who advertise according to Long for up to $2,000 a head for a pathway to citizenship in America.

“How we are currently handling illegal immigration as a country is showing those in Central America the coyotes are telling the truth, their kids and family members are finding a way to stay,” said Long.

Long said he was told the detainees who are expected to arrive by 3 p.m. Tuesday will be families either a mother or father with children no criminals or unaccompanied children.

Supervisor Jeff Stone worked with the Country of Riverside’s Health Department to provide a health mobile so border agents can provide more health screenings if needed.

“The undocumented immigrants will not be released into our community, they will be transported across the country to awaiting family and friends,” said Long.

Community activist Diana Serafin spoke at the conference claiming she heard the detainees were already in Murrieta.

“I am not spewing lies but they are here right now,” said Serafin.

Long reported he investigated Serafin’s allegations and visited the Murrieta Border Patrol Station and found no one was being processed. Long encouraged the public to not spread rumors.

Watch Valley News and for updates.

Murrieta’s local government will be sending updates to local residents via the website ( and through social media. A Town Hall meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Wednesday at Murrieta Mesa High School in Murrieta. The public can call (951) 837-4343 to get updated information about the transfer of the immigrants to Murrieta. The public can also send an email to [email protected] for more info.

“We need to collaborate as a region and take our demand for change to Washington D.C. I cannot make a change as one single Mayor. We need to collaborate with a clear and concise message that we are not going to stand for our countries laws to be violated,” said Long.


MURRIETA – Murrieta’s Border Patrol Station is bracing for an influx of undocumented immigrants to arrive on Tuesday. Many of the detainees will be unaccompanied minors who have surged across the United States borders into Texas and Arizona.

According to reports from the Customs Border Patrol 52,000 people have crossed the border illegally by mid-June this fiscal year with three quarters migrating from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

The Murrieta station on Madison Ave. is reportedly not equipped to handle hundreds of people at once.

Local law enforcement, city and state leaders have been educating officials with Customs Border Patrol on the limited resources available and the risks involving public safety.

“We don’t have the infrastructure and support to handle hundreds of illegal immigrants,” said Murrieta’s Police Captain Rob Firmes. “It would make them transients.”

Lt. Ron Driscoll from Murrieta’s Police Department said in an interview today detainees would not roam the streets of local communities.

“It is my understanding the undocumented immigrants will be processed here and then transported by Greyhound or to local airports to be united with family members across the country,” said Driscoll.

The decision to have detainees of various ages and genders processed in San Diego and Murrieta was rescinded three times in June.

Groups of undocumented children and adults are scheduled to arrive Tuesday in Murrieta every 72 hours from south Texas, where a massive influx of Central Americans crossing the border has created what President Barack Obama has described as a “humanitarian crisis.” Many of the migrants are unaccompanied children.

San Diego Border Patrol Agent Timothy Hamill said the term processing means, a detainee is fingerprinted and their background is checked.

According to a statement by Hamill, “Once the family groups arrive in the sector, CBP will assist with processing the apprehended immigrants by interviewing and processing them for removal. At which point, the family groups will be transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), where appropriate custody determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis, prioritizing national security and public safety.”

The surge of unaccompanied minors is fueled by false rumors that minors and women with young children will be welcomed.

Temecula’s Senior Management Analyst, Betsy Lowrey, said city officials have been in communications with Congressional representatives and Murrieta officials to determine accurate information regarding Border Patrol plans for transporting/processing illegal immigrants at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station.

Lowery reported Congressman Ken Calvert’s Communication Director also received information from the CBP office in San Diego Monday, June 23.

Rep. Calvert addressed his outrage with a statement in response to an announcement by Paul Beeson, chief of the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector, that detained illegal immigrants from Central America will likely be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station this week.

Calvert questions in the press release how taxpayer’s money is being used to fly undocumented children around the country, “My constituents expect our federal government to enforce our laws, including the deportation of illegal immigrants caught crossing our borders. On Monday morning, I will be contacting Customs and Border Patrol to convey my strong opposition to their actions and to express the concerns of my constituents in Murrieta and the surrounding communities. Instead of flying these illegal immigrants to southern California, we should be flying them back to their country of origin.”

Earlier in June, Rep. Calvert signed on as a cosponsor to H.Res. 442, the Stop This Overreaching Presidency Resolution, which directs the House to institute legal action to require the President to comply with immigration laws.

Marie Waldron who represents California’s 75th Assembly District, which stretches from Temecula to San Marcos, and includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Rainbow, Valley Center, and Vista accuses the federal government in being derelict in its duty to the people of the United States through its failure to secure the borders.

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson released a statement last week, “Our strategy is three-fold: (1) process the increased tide of unaccompanied children through the system as quickly as possible; (2) stem the increased tide of illegal migration into the Rio Grande Valley; and (3) do these things in a manner consistent with our laws and values as Americans.”

Hamill reported today the movement of detainees would allow the U.S. Border Patrol in less congested areas to assist in processing family units from South Texas where they are seeing an influx of migrants crossing the border. The transfer of immigrants between Border Patrol sectors occurs on a regular basis to allow CBP to manage flows and processing capability.

114 Responses to "Murrieta Mayor Alan Long hopes the community will keep things constructive"

  1. Patrick   June 28, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I’m in total agreement with Rep. Calvert. This is just a new way for willful, illegal immigration to run rampant across our border states. Using our compassion for children, knowing we wouldn’t turn around and return them back to their country of origin. Mom and Dad won’t be far behind the kids, I think. When will we elect a President who will enforce the laws, secure the borders and take this problem seriously?

  2. A 54 Yr Old Grandmother   June 28, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    I agree with the one man who asked why we should go through all this trouble. Send planes back and forth to the major cities in Mexico and South America. The right people get on the right planes to THEIR HOME, not OURS if they are here ILLEGALY which everyone tends to keep forgetting here. Every government official or others are aiding and abetting individuals (who are criminals to the worse degree in my opinion) and also need to be impeached, and tossed in jail. We would have been in jail now if it were us. As a matter a fact if we are letting them into the States so easy I think I will go and make a few bucks each day and use my big suburban back and forth across the border. No one is going to stop me cause I am not Obama or Hilary right? Now that would be prejudiced!!! I certainly would not be doing anything illegal now would I? If every citizen wants these people sent back to their own countries then why are we letting the government get away with bringing them in by the thousands each day? Why are we allowing it? Can we not stand up for ourselves? Are we that beaten down?

  3. Har   June 29, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Democrats are supporting Obama in his reckless disregard of our laws. They need to think ahead — what goes around comes around. If Obama gets away with this then at a future date Republican president could be doing the same.

  4. Angry   June 29, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Our president refuses to follow the immigration laws. That alone is enough for an impeachment in my opinion, but this guy gets away with everything. When will enough be enough? So disgusted in our federal government and politicians.

  5. kma   June 29, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Wow! Same old, same old…the only thing new now is that California gets to enjoy other states’ illegal immigration as well?!

  6. preservethelaws   June 29, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Please come from 3 to 5 p.m. At the Border Patrol station offices in Murrieta. there will be a row are you there please bring signs and US flags or just bring yourself to protest desk and support are Border Patrol agents. This rally is today Sunday from 3 to 5

  7. Temecula mom   June 29, 2014 at 10:15 am

    If none of our border agencies have the infastructure to support the influx, then neither do we—citizens and taxpayers!!!

  8. Jim   June 29, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Why bother to have the border patrol stops on the 5 and 15 if the government is going to ship all the new illegal aliens crossing the border into Texas and other parts of the country? Illegal is illegal no matter what country they are coming from.

    We can’t afford to feed and shelter our own legal homeless, but we find the money to transport, feed, clothe and shelter new illegal immigrants.

    I think the next thing to happen will be us hearing from the Mexican consulate saying the government is discriminating against their citizens because they are deported if they cross the border but the central American illegals are welcomed and assisted.

  9. Kyle   June 29, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Take the illegal aliens to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. and leave them at the gate. Let the White House deal with this mess. Bill the Executive Branch for any expenses involved.

  10. Trisha   June 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I was wondering if volunteer families can shelter the children. I can put them in school if needed. 🙂

  11. To Trisha:   June 29, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    We will gladly start a monthly draw from your bank account to help these poor families. We look forward to you putting them into school and looking after their education and teaching them English. You may house as many as you can pay for.

  12. dedicateddourly   June 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    All of you who are saying that Obama gets away with everything seem to forget that dubya got away with a lot worse.

  13. Temecula Mom   June 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I have a home for the children. Out rages that we place them in detention centers.

  14. trish   June 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I was leaving the Walmart in Murrieta on Friday and saw a large white bus heading up Madison towards the Border Patrol office. On Saturday, I saw the same (or identical) bus with Texas plates on Cal Oaks. I figured the driver was either lost or heading towards Clinton Keith and the 215.

  15. Dayve   June 29, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    They need to be shipped back to where they came from. Mexico needs to be held responsible to a point, for fast tracking them through Mexico and into the US. It is time to start caning here in the US. There is basically no deterrent. The kids just laugh at our law enforcement officials, knowing there is nothing they can do to them. Illegals, kids or adults, are not good for our Country. We pay enough taxes as it is, the illegals usually do not pay any.

  16. Bob the Plumber   June 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    We need the extra workers. Yay for California to be the best state to take the immigrants.

  17. followthelaws   June 29, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Word from reliable bp source is that they are coming tonight.

  18. dicasso   June 30, 2014 at 12:05 am

    While at a rally in Murrieta today, a Border Agent came over to our group to share with us what is happening at the borders in California. The Border Agents will no longer be required to search for drugs, they are only to process all the illegal aliens being brought from the border and being dropped off at the local cities. This will continue every 3 days until the influx of people coming over stops.

    "The compromised border spotlights not only the unchecked passage of illegal aliens including thousands of children, but also the unrestrained movement of violent drug dealers and other criminals, including those who deal in human trafficking."(by Voice of Reason)

    The cities mentioned were Murrieta, Riverside and the last city mentioned, where they will be dropping these illegal aliens… will be San Bernardino. He explained how the process will work; the illegal aliens will be brought from the border to the city by bus, then fingerprinted and the information will be put in the databases, then they will be turned over to ICE. ICE will then instruct them, when

  19. Got to wonder   June 30, 2014 at 5:59 am

    "The surge of unaccompanied minors is fueled by false rumors that minors and women with young children will be welcomed." I’d bet my bottom dollar that these "false rumors" were started intentially by somebody in our government. When our government finally pushes their immigration reform down out throats, expect this to get ten times worse.

  20. MajorJohnson   June 30, 2014 at 7:01 am

    The problem is that we have a critical shortage of government created out of work government dependents in this nation, so the government has to import them.

  21. Janie Doe   June 30, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Does anyone know if the illegal aliens (please stop referring to them as immigrants) have already arrived or are they coming at noon on Tuesday as the NBC news article said? I was planning on going to the Murrieta Border Patrol facility on Tuesday to protest.

  22. Toddicus Rex   June 30, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Sure, they broke laws, but these are children. Any parent that would send their child unescorted to to a foreign land should lose the right to be a parent. I would not go to Murrieta to protest the wrongs our federal govt made with this, especially because I am hearing our president knew they were coming…I would go to adopt one or two (if siblings) and give them a fighting chance in life. Our government is a shame!!!

  23. Liveoakparker   June 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Well maybe when the child molesters get to these unaccompanied minors, They might change their minds about coming over

  24. Thomas S.   June 30, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Almost everyone seems to think that we need to solve the problem of the children of illegal immigrants because these children are here

  25. NIMBY   June 30, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward." PSALM 127:3

    To all the real Christians. These are children. What would Jesus do? What if one of these kids was the Christ child?

  26. This is all part of the plan   June 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    You are being lied to again. Everybody that cares about this issue should watch this video and understand that it wouldn’t be this way if our government was doing its job.

    Warning. It is very graphic an upsetting.

  27. Liveoakparker   June 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I would hope if one were the Christ child he would stay in his country and fix the problems there. I wonder what Santa Clause or the Easter bunny would do?

  28. tdave   June 30, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    For all you pointing fingers at the Obama administration, please keep in mind the law that forces the BP to turn these kids over to HHS for protection and processing was signed by W in 2008 (the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act). We’re in a bind here, but I’m willing to give a kid a break, rather than leave him die in the desert.

  29. Kathleen   June 30, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Nimby ,

    You are a complete stupid person! You have no idea what Jesus would do, you fool! Keep your so called Christian ideas to yourself! This has nothing to do with that.

  30. Larry Miller   June 30, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Outrage, indignation, hatred at the crap our so called “elected representatives” are force feeding down our throats with illegals does not do justice to the true magnitude of their crimes. Having illegals shoved down our throats and then having our money pay for their needs is an abomination, an outrage. I see a huge landmark revolution coming in this country and woe unto those who enabled and encouraged these illegals to live in our midst.

    It’s called Treason. There are penalties still on the books for Treason. There are lots and lots of penalties for such unpardonable offenses. One of these days they will start being enforced again whether liberals like it or not. They will be in the docket answering for their crimes against the American penalty and will pay the price upon conviction

  31. Pam   June 30, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Wait wait wait… Am I reading this right?
    Someone please tell me I am wrong.
    …”to be processed then sent to relatives
    in other states”. Huh? Aren’t they
    illegal? Don’t you get sent back
    to your country if you enter here
    illegally? What is going on? How can
    we as a country and our system
    absorb all of these people? I am
    dumbfounded and please don’t
    respond to this saying I am a
    hater. My grandmother immigrated
    from Ireland and my father from
    the Philippines LEGALLY. What
    happened to legally entering
    this country ?

  32. JJ   June 30, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Are we not all human beings? Most come out of despiration and poverty. How many who comment have seen their despair. Politics aside, can we not rally to assist the desperate and show that the generosity and kindness of people in this nation do not only apply as long as their troubles do not reach "our neighborhood?"

  33. Hispanic Fallbrook Res.   July 1, 2014 at 2:54 am

    HA I guess those "false rumors" were not so false were they? It’s called the (William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008) #28 "tdave" knows his stuff. I have a feeling things aren’t gonna change as drastically as you nervous wrecks are making out to be it don’t bother me none as far as I’m concerned… Welcome to the U.S of A! your gonna like it here just ignore all these ignorant people who think we’re less human than they are just because we come from humble beginnings. Y QUE VIVA LA RAZA!

  34. Preston   July 1, 2014 at 6:55 am

    A Country that does not enforce its National Laws will eventually Fail — A concept that Mexico and most other Countries understand.

  35. ZZZ   July 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

    If you think these minors should be allowed to stay, please take 10 or 20 to your home and feed, cloth, doctor and educate them on YOUR DOLLAR, not mine.

  36. Defender of Right   July 1, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Would everyone blaming the Bush Administration please stop and wipe your faces. Obama has been in office for nearly 6 years and did nothing to fix the border problem. Both parties in Congress have done nothing either so lets stop lambasting past administrations. I understand that everyone who voted for Obama were deceived by his lies, rheteric and intoxicating personality. It is time to accept responsibility for your part in hurting this country by voting for him not once but twice. Accept his failures as your failures and ensure you vote intelligently, informatively and properly next time, not just for yourselves but for the good of the country.

  37. grunt   July 1, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Letting in the children plays on our heart strings – we all look at them and see our children. BUT we have to look at the bigger picture. 1) Most are from Central America, Mexico is one of the hardest borders to cross, so how did they do it? I believe that there were assurances from the US that we would take the kids; else Mexico would have turned them away. 2) As others mentioned, poor kids reside in many countries, including ours. We have a limited amount of resources, when we spend them on Central American children we have to take away from our own poor. 3) As someone already pointed out, the contract was "let" about 7 months ago – this "surprise" was well planned. 4) Many of these children are closer to 18 than 8, don’t speak English, have no skills, so what are we going to do with them? 5) Once the kid is here the family can come over much easier to "reunify" the family. Those that want them here , may I suggest you go across the border to Mexico, or to Honduras or other CA countries and look at the culture, the crime, the lack of education and decide "is this what I want my grandkids to grow up in?" IF you do, then do nothing, if however you would like them to grow up in a country resembling what we grew up in, then you must write you congress person and study their voting record, and if it is not in agreement with you – vote them out.

  38. Defender of Right   July 1, 2014 at 11:19 am

    In my view there is a much more calculated reason the Obama Administration has decided to ignore the border problem and subjugate the laws. It has to do with control of the Government. Let me explain. Hispanic voters have overwhelmingly voted for Democratic candidates in the past which is part of the reason Obama is in the White House. The failure of the Republicans to take the White House has produced an arrogant attitude that wishes to maintain control of the White House and both houses of Congress to ensure the Republicans never win another election. What does this have to do with illegal immigration you ask? Very simple, If an overwhelming number of illegals are allowed to stay in the country, their gratitude will be expressed at the voting polls ensuring another victory for the Democratic Party. Thus the illegal immigrants in the country today are future democratic voters of tomorrow. We need to ask ourselves how well our country will function if one party is rendered irrelevant and we succumb to a one-party government.

  39. kurt hampton   July 1, 2014 at 11:35 am

    send them all home!!!! i dont care if there childs! they must go!

  40. Omen   July 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm


  41. Omen   July 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm


  42. Me   July 1, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Obama should be impeached.

  43. Fallbrookian4   July 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    On December 23, 2008, President Bush signed into law the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, that enhanced measures to combat HUMAN TRAFFICKING. The legislation enacted was in keeping with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (which amended the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000) to direct the United States Agency for International Development, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense to incorporate anti-trafficking and protection measures for vulnerable populations, particularly women and children, into their post-conflict and humanitarian emergency assistance and program activities. This act did NOT mean it was ok, to dump kids in the United States.

    These illegals are NOT part of a human trafficking issue. They were sent here by their parents for a better life. Yes, I feel sorry for them, but no…I don’t think they should stay here. Process them and send them back home. This is an issue of a border that is wide open to anyone that wants to get in, because our current President refuses to secure our borders.

  44. Gg   July 1, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Sick comment #23

  45. Patriot   July 1, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    MOTHERS ATTENTION ! ! —- Be afraid, very, very afraid. Tens of thousands of disease ridden children are bringing highly contagious, incurable tuberculosis, also measles, diphtheria, scabies, lice, chicken pox and H1N1 swine flu to a school near you. They are now being transported and spread throughout the homeland, whereupon they will be released into the general population with no tracking whatsoever. If your child starts coughing up blood, has an extremely high fever or breaks out in a blistering rash get them to a doctor immediately. For more info on the coming epidemic read :

  46. Timothy   July 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Take care of our homeless veterans and destitute citizens first !

  47. YJ   July 1, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    I keep hearing they are children, they have no criminal record. I say, in time they will! It is safe to say that when these kids turn about 14-17 years old, they will be out in the streets doing wrong. They are being raised by illiterate moms who are afraid to exact any discipline and who dont speak English. That child is going to be in paradise, running around with no regard or respect for the law or their illiterate mom whose only goal was to have a baby…not RAISE it! Any naysayers must have not gotten a good look at the graffiti written on ANY private or city property, or seen these immigrant families in stores with their children bouncing beach balls and touching everything in sight! Loud music, dirty households busting to the rafters with more illegal extended family members, and the big prize, FREE SOCIAL SERVICES! To the politicians I say, lets switch. Ill live in your clean secluded gated community, and since you dont see nothing wrong with this big mess crossing the borders, YOU can live in my apartment overlooking the gang signs spray painted on the sidewalk, courtesy of illegal teenagers who were once just children, with no criminal record.

  48. american   July 2, 2014 at 2:28 am


  49. Thomas S.   July 2, 2014 at 5:44 am

    No nation can absorb unlimited numbers of people from another culture without jeopardizing its own culture. In the 19th and early 20th century, America could absorb millions of immigrants who came here to become Americans. But the situation is entirely different today, when group separatism, resentment and polarization are being promoted by both the education system and politicians.
    We are importing many foreigners who stay foreign, if not hostile. Blithely turning them into citizens by fiat, rather than because they have committed to the American way of life, is an irreversible decision that can easily turn out to be a dangerous gamble with the future of the whole society. The Mexican flags and the strident assertions of a right to violate American laws are a clear and present danger signal to this society.

  50. LOLOLOL   July 2, 2014 at 8:55 am

    You like those avocados and strawberries right??? Are you going to go pick them for hours on end in 90 degree heat and get paid nothing???? All of you are hypocrites and lucky you were born here and not somewhere else. Its so easy to blame and spout hate on a message board. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

  51. Me   July 2, 2014 at 9:38 am


    I can live without avocados & strawberries….Life as we know it won’t be harmed by sending these disease-carrying illegals back where they belong.

    Bleeding heart liberals like LOLOLOL will be the first ones complaining when their little Johnny comes home with scabies & lice..or even worse…..

  52. @Me   July 2, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Not a bleeding heart liberal, not even close. I homeschool my child because I’m willing to take my beliefs and put them into action. My family works hard and pays taxes like everyone else. I was born and raised in California and I love this state and my country. But I have a very hard time when armchair activists spout hate on message boards. If you don’t like the process, go get organized. Participate. Run for office, or move on.

  53. Liveoakparker   July 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Ok if the parents are sending them over here. We should be allowed to sponsor them we would give the government a set amount of money to cover any school or other costs. and in return we get to use them in the grove or on the farm or plantation. until they work off the debt and learn the language. and assimilate. Or maybe just go pay their parents for them. That way it would help out the economy of their home country. Just a thought

  54. ConcernedMR   July 2, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Go to and get the phone numbers and addresses of your elected officials. Call or write with your opinion. While I applaud our city officials and police department for their excellent work, they cannot change the travesty that is going on in our government. Make your voice heard about this issue! And vote responsibly – let’s clean up the mess in our government.

  55. Really?   July 2, 2014 at 10:45 am

    What would the open borders/amnesty/LaRaza crowd peddling this invasion say should 100,000 Congolese immigrants, fleeing genocide, unload from freighters off the Texas coast?

    illegal immigration activists would never support mass immigration from other non-Latin American sources.

  56. Nighthawk Alumni   July 2, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I am disappointed to return home from college to find the city of Murrieta, the city of my high school, on national news for stopping buses of immigrants from entering town. Many of those on the buses were immigrant children, some in need of medical care. Protestors filled the streets, people fought, people yelled in each other

  57. Enough   July 2, 2014 at 11:12 am

    For anyone smart enough to get past the rhetoric, the value of cheap agricultural labor is essentially zilch. Mechanization of the harvesting process at much lower costs has been put off because of the use of illegal labor. Once we clear these folks out and implement sound and efficient non labor harvesting practices, not only will the consumer benefit with lower produce costs, but the nation won’t have to subsidize the illegal’s being here.

  58. Doug Mitchell   July 2, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Residents of Murrieta, California succeeded in turning away three bus-loads of immigration detainees from being processed at the border patrol station in the Southern California city with shouts of

  59. Born Here, Not from here   July 2, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Hey, check it out! looks like an entire community is finally sticking together! What are they working together for? Is it something big?… Oh nothing, they just don’t wanna see little kids getting a break from rough beginnings. huh? Yeah, they were just going to be detained here, but no. The mayor and all his followers said NOPE. Now these kids are probably still on a bus, wondering what the heck is going on, and asking themselves why these people disliked them so much. In murrieta alone, how many people from foreign countries do you think reside there? How many are your friends? How many have gave you a hand? How many are you willing to forgive?

  60. @ Liveaokparker   July 2, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    In stories on here you say your comments are just kidding around, however, why don’t you just come out and say, "yes, this is how I feel, and my comments are honest". Don’t disguise them as ‘kidding around’. So far – you want to take bikers out so they’ll learn, you want child molesters to "get" to these unaccompanied minors (maybe that will change their minds of coming to the US – nice), and now you want to make them slave them in groves or plantations or just go pay their parents for them. Just come out say these are your real feelings already, and you are not "kidding".

  61. Me   July 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    People like Doug Mitchell always seem to forget is that we don’t have a problem with "immigrants"……it’s the ILLEGAL part that ticks us off.

    My grandparents followed the rules. They came through Ellis Island….they submitted the legal paperwork…they were given physical exams to assure their health. They waited their turn.

    These people sneak across the border illegally and bring their diseases with them.

    Sorry you are incapable of seeing the difference.

  62. hippies arent american   July 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    They are breaking the law.. are they going to live with you..? No they and a dozen family members are going to live off welfare and then plead low income and get free college… And then call you racist.. obama is breaking the law and liberals are too busy burying their heads in the sand.. those 80,000 innocent orphans are tge tip of the iceberg.. mutiply the ten kids they will have.. and the family members they will bring and add a million… To the ten million already here.. take care of the millions of illegals already here befote opening the flood valve of the worlds problems…hippies need to be deported for idiocy and treason..

  63. Brookie   July 2, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    @ Doug Mitchell…. My grandparents came here through Ellis Island **LEGALLY**. They did not sneak in with diseases looking for free hand outs! There are kids worse off than them in other parts of the world. They need to deal with it. I would rather send birth control to these breeders to help control their problem than to raise them for the rest of their lives!

  64. Harvestonian   July 2, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    The Obama Administration is committing Human Trafficking, using children as political pawns and confining them in wretched conditions. If one of us did what they are doing now, he/she would be going to prison for many years.

    The government is transporting illegal immigrants all over the country. If one of us did that, he/she would be going to prison for many years.

    The Plan was to fundamentally transform America. Look around, folks. It’s happening now. The Progressives are building their Dependent Underclass which they will use to destroy the Middle Class with more and more tax burdens. The rich and Ruling Class gets richer, the Middle Class shrinks to nothing and eventually everyone will be dependent and vote Democrat.

    Elections have Consiquences! Remember that in November… If the Republic still exists.

  65. Vit   July 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    This is sad. To treat women and children this way! Do you have any faith leaders in that community? The shame is yours, may you turn to God and understand how you have gone against the teachings of all faith leaders. Hospitality, love and kindness, not loud mouth hostility towards children.

  66. Joemamma   July 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Many of these kids are running from violence created by our failed war on drugs. Many others are here because corporations like Monsanto have come in and bought up all of the family farms and pushed people off their lands. And when I say bought, I don’t mean the land owner was given a fair price. More like they paid the government to push people off.

    So for all of you haters complaining about these illegals, maybe if you stopped complaining and actually got involved and put a stop to corporations like Monsanto we wouldn’t have these problems. For every action there is a reaction. You what cheaper groceries? You want to buy peaches in winter? Well the price for that is more illegals. Either way you are going to pay.

  67. grrace   July 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    We need to deport the racist un-American mob (fake protesters) back to their country of origin, and keep the refugee kids. Make America beautiful again.

  68. Fallbrook Joe   July 2, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Amazing the hate and nonsense spewed by so many here. Nearly a HUNDRED churches in the Temecula Valley and WHO are the Christians??

    All of us are or came from immigrant forefathers, and the supposed LEGALITY of those immigrants? It was LEGAL at the convenience of the government. Workers needed for industry just as those who come here and wash your dishes and clean your houses and cook your food.

    Spreading lies and fear with "disease ridden children", what kind of human being are you? HINT: Small, scared and ugly. Shame on those who ignore their "Christian" values and rant about helping others as if it is a crime.

    Wake up ignorant and hateful to the reality of the world. We’re all here together, one little ball covered with water and it’s time to move on.

  69. grumpy   July 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    let’s leave the politics aside and do what we can to help these folks, especially the children; as Christians, our faith commands us to do so….

  70. OCliving   July 2, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Sometimes I wonder if these xenophobic people actually believe their reasons or if they get these reasons together so they sound rational?I think its really really sad when people are ignorant in general, but when kids are at the face of your back lash thats when I’m seriously shocked with man kind. Innocent children who probably don’t want to be here either, who are alone, and have already endured who knows what. When are others pain greater than your hate?? It is not an American right to not have to deal with other people who make you uncomfortable. It is by the grace of god or luck of the draw (if you don’t believe in a higher power) that you were born into the life you were born into and the country you are in. There are horrible things happening world wide that thankfully we have not had to experience. If it were you, you would probably try the same, if you are a motivated person. This will go down in the history books and there will be a future generation learning about you, how would you like to be remembered? Would you like to be compared to the protestors spitting and throwing rocks at the Little Rock nine, or as a progressive people fighting for a better world and change for others? I.E. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Freedom Riders. Just because something is illegal does not make it wrong. Laws and morality are not mutually exclusive. It was once illegal for a black man to ride at the front of a bus, or own land, or marry out of their race. Many of the opposition used the same excuses and reasons as you do today. This is how you spend the great life and opportunities you have been given? What a shame of a life.

  71. Mob Rule   July 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    It has been alleged in several news sources that Murrieta Mayor Alan Long and the Murrieta PD helped flame the mob scene by blocking and not clearing a path for the buses to enter a federal facility. Long then has the gall to say he’ll bill Obama for the cost. The Feds just might bill the City of Murrieta for impeding the federal government and forcing the buses back to San Diego. In the national news, Murrieta is now depicted as the place of white outrage, hate and intolerance. Local Republicans are making a political circus out of the suffering of women and children. I guess that is now SOP for the GOP. Very sad for local politics and the local community.

  72. Elizabeth   July 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Unfortunately our children have to continue to view and live discrimination. It’s so sad to see us all fight and put each other down in such a disgusting manner, if we are all the same we are all children of the same God. I’m proud to be Mexican American, my husband and I both have worked for what we have. We pay taxes , pay for health insurance. We have never had any kind of government help(thank God) I have too have mix emotions on this subject. BUT that isn’t a reason to go out publicly and act like a fool with no manners nor morals. I don’t understand why the Mexican race is being attacked if these children coming in are NOT FROM MEXICO! Its disgusting how a grown man with a so call education can spit on another human being.

  73. Liveoakparker   July 2, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    if your god is so great why hasn’t he fixed the problems that make these parents send their children away, to live in a different country. or why don’t your church go down there and help them? I know if I believed in Santa Clause Or the Easter bunny, And they wanted me to live the life of faith. I would be there in a heartbeat helping them out. So all you so called Christians who just speak about values and faith. Why don’t you go down there and help them out. So they won’t have to be uprooted from their homeland

    Comment#60 The only time I said I was kidding was about the bikers

  74. Fed Up   July 2, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    For those of you who want to take them in….if you take them because they’re children, you get the adults also. How many of those seeking better lives will you take in? How many? All? We are already, I believe, at the ‘tipping point’ of losing our own country as we’ve known it. Once we are outnumbered as a voting block, many, many things will change and you will pretty much have lost your own voice and your country will change. You won’t be arguing over taking them in…you will have no choice.

  75. Enough   July 2, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Its amazing that pro open border folks don’t have a grasp on economics. If we opened our borders to any and all that wanted to enter, we’d be overwhelmed and broke before Thanksgiving. It is basic economics that we can’t afford to clothe and feed every person in the world who wants to come here. It is the hispanic racists and their supporters who would have you believe that we owe it to the North, Central and South Americans who are overwhelming us now to take them in and grant them amnesty. What about all of the Africans and Asians and Europeans who don’t live close enough to overwhelm our borders? Shouldn’t we provide vessels to bring them into our country as well, so that they can enjoy all that is America? I’m sorry, but you bleeding hearts don’t make me think anything other than you need an education in economics.

  76. Terri   July 2, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    As I watched the negative events unfolding in Murrieta this week, I was reminded of the mobs that met the Freedom Riders buses in the South in the early 1960s, and the hateful crowds that attempted to stop the integration of University of Alabama and Mississippi also in the early 1960s. It appalled me to see the hateful looks on the Murrieta protesters faces as they blocked the buses of these refugee children and mothers.

    As residents of this area, is this what we want to portray to the rest of the country? I do not! We are all God’s children. I pray that God will give us compassion and mercy, and we would treat others as we would wish to be treated.

  77. LR   July 2, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Lol that’s right like Lupillo Rivera said “I pay more taxes than all you do” that is 100 percent correct . If any of you folks didn’t know well he’s a famous Mexican singer . His sister is Jenny Rivera, which was also a regional Mexican singer whom passed away… That’s right . All you Racist people disgust me . People like you make me just not want to live anymore. When is this all going to stop? All those American protestors out their claim to be “Christians” yet their out their doing all of this. We are all humans. No one is better than one another. We are equal. We are people. Best believe if this continues to keep going on, I myself will go and back up my people. I’m a Latina but with this cause I’m going in for my people which are the “Mexicans”. Oh and haha funny how some of you Caucasians say that Mexicans are rude and disgusting, how about that one day that, that white guy spit on Lupillo riveras face ? Luckily Lupillo didn’t do anything cause if not oh best believe it wouldve gone really bad. Ha but yes he had respect and didn’t make the Mexicans look bad he just cleaned his face and kept arguing. That’s what I call being mature. So all of you racists can pipe down 🙂

  78. Rererere   July 3, 2014 at 5:51 am

    I think it is so sad that children in our own country are not being fed, the veterans are not being taken care of properly like they have protected us, the elderly are getting their programs cut, and the homeless remain homeless, but we sure as heck can supply other country’s people with all that he or she needs and more. It is the parents fault that he or she put those precious children in danger. They can protest in our country, but they cannot stand up for or protest in their own country. The reason we are getting an influx of border crossers is because we continue to house them. It is time to release them back into their own countries and then they can make the necessary changes there. Protect our people first, PERIOD!!!!!

  79. Dan   July 3, 2014 at 7:17 am

    It’s an indictement of this administration, when Foreign Nationals who have crossed our national borders illegally, receive prompt medical treatment while our veterans die, waiting for the same care.

  80. Fed Up   July 3, 2014 at 7:38 am

    The question is…Do you want to become a minority in your own country?…and how will it affect you?

    We’re all tired of the term "racist" being thrown around… if it has only to do with the color of one’s skin. Maybe to some it has come down to that as a short way of attributing cultural differences. If you do not choose to live in the Northeast, the South, China, Switzerland, etc. because of cultural differences, would you choose to have whichever of those cultures you do not agree with become the majority in your city, state, country? It’s happening now and if you’ve lived in Fallbrook for over 30 years, it does not take much vision to see how The Village has changed…do you like it?

  81. Fed Up   July 3, 2014 at 8:16 am

    If you move to another country, you are very much most likely going to be in the minority. If you find that the culture, the overall environment suits you, you may choose to stay there….but that country is not going to change drastically because of your presence. If a certain number of people, enough to be the predominant race or culture, moves there, the country will change. It will change in what the politicians say or do because they play to the largest voting block, it will change in what choices you are offered in food, in design of all types, because the producers play to the largest market. Many years ago, I read something about the Outlet Malls and how the same stores nearest the border will have clothing by the same designers….but the same designs at the Outlet Stores will be "shorter, tighter, brighter". There are cultural differences. If you move to another country and your culture does so in such numbers as to change the nature of the country you’ve moved to, do you expect the people there to be happy about it?

  82. ZZZ   July 3, 2014 at 8:59 am

    These children have been ‘told’ what to say…they are NOT running from the drug cartel or human trafficking. They are the vein that will bring the parents here within a year, because Obama will let them.


  83. Kurt   July 3, 2014 at 10:29 am

    As a God believing man and God fearing man I support what the protesters are doing. We need to keep this country as pure as we can. Our own children are getting corrupted by all of the evil in this world (Have you guys seen what is trending on YouTube and Twitter? (Hint: #sex)). I think we need to do the right, moral, American thing and return to sender.

    If we contiune getting run over by the government and the mexicans we will lose the good fight, brother.

    Amen and stay armed.

  84. Me   July 3, 2014 at 10:35 am

    @Terri…How many refugees can we put down for you? Pick them up ASAP.

    What? You’re not taking any or donating to their cause? Typical..

  85. Me   July 3, 2014 at 10:50 am

    @Fallbrook Joe

    "Spreading lies and fear with "disease ridden children", what kind of human being are you? HINT: Small, scared and ugly. Shame on those who ignore their "Christian" values and rant about helping others as if it is a crime."

    What "lies" are those Joe? I guess you missed the news of the lice & scabies as well as the 40 that are currently in the hospital with "unknown" diseases.

    And for the record, not everyone is "Christian."

  86. CK   July 3, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Well, you know, Democrats need a new cause. Pandering to African-Americans is just so "1970s."

  87. Reality Checker   July 3, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Ok Terry (#76), why dont you come down to the border patrol station the next time a bus rolls in and pile ten of them in your vehicles and take them home with you? Lets see you do that! Bet your just gonna sit at your computer and tell us all how we are supposed to act arent you? Just another two faced liberal?

  88. Fed Up   July 3, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows…regardless of the rest of their platform, I will stand up and vote for the person who will tell me that he will close the border and deport those here illegally…and follow through on what he or she promises….but I doubt there is such a person, I think it would mean political suicide, it’s already past the point of being able to do anything about it. Is there anger and hatred directed at any one race or nationality? I think the anger and hatred are directed at the situtation and the lying, powerless politicians who have let it get to this point due to either extreme short-sightedness or an agenda we are not aware of.

  89. CK   July 3, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Report: Four Illegals Turned Away from Murrieta Hospitalized with Scabies, Fever

    According to The Press-Enterprise, Border Patrol officials revealed at a Wednesday evening town hall that "at least four passengers were hospitalized, two with scabies and two with fever."

    Report: San Diego Border Patrol: One Airplane of Illegals to Arrive Every 72 Hours:

    According to The Press-Enterprise, San Diego Sector Chief Paul Beeson told a town hall in Murrieta on Wednesday evening that "one airplane is scheduled to arrive in San Diego from Texas every 72 hours."

  90. Patriot   July 3, 2014 at 11:51 am


    Common symptoms of TB are coughing with sputum and blood at times, chest pains, weakness, weight loss and fever. But the disease, which is transmitted through the air, can take years to develop, and it is also vital to test as early as possible to determine if a person has a drug-resistant form.

    Of the 155,000 annual new cases of tuberculosis in the target countries, about 500 are multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB), caused by an extreme superbug form of the bacterium that does not respond to the most powerful first-line drugs.

    The WHO estimates that 8.6 million people developed TB in 2012 and 1.3 million died. Some 450,000 fell ill with dangerous superbug strains in 2012, and up to 2 million people worldwide may be infected with drug-resistant TB by 2015, it says.

    Standard treatment for TB usually includes a mix of four antibiotic drugs over a period of six months. MDR-TB can take 18 to 24 months to treat and cost up to $100,000 in rich countries.
    SAN DIEGO – A Border Patrol agents union representative told 10News the influx of undocumented immigrants now in Border Patrol custody is threatening the health of agents as well as national security. Meanwhile, 40 were being quarantined at the Border Patrol Chula Vista Station with active scabies and head lice. The facility will provide them with showers, laundry service and bedding. Another 10 people, mostly children, were taken to local hospitals with unknown illnesses.

    It takes 48 to 72 hours and a return visit to have a TB test injection site evaluated by a medically trained specialist to determine if TB test is positive. How many of this group have been "properly tested" ?

  91. Me   July 3, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    @Fed Up. They’d have my vote as well. This nonsense has got to stop.

    I have no doubt that Obama knows EXACTLY what he’s doing. This is his slimy way at getting amnesty jammed down our throats…again.

    I’ve never before thought that “Impeachment” was called for…for any President…including Clinton.

    But Obama feels he’s no longer President…but Dictator. He picks & chooses what rules he wants to follow and to heck with the citizens.

  92. Vicki   July 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Bill O’Reilly was on last night talking about how people here will get angry and there will be trouble between us and the illegals because of resentment, and people all over are talking about a "lack of compassion" already I wish to make myself clear and I hope others follow suit. I have no resentment against these people–the simple ordinary people on the bus. Just as I had no resentment to people who got the jobs we sent overseas. They are not the ones running the show. We all know that. People are being used. Just as there are some Union activists living very comfy lives while manipulating workers, some "immigrant" (illegal immigrant) activists are not the ones making the trek. I’m sick and tired of others saying Americans have no compassion and are full of hate. I hate no one. It’s just a fact that we have laws, we have a border, and we have a right to make sure anyone who comes over is not a terrorist or a cartel member. I just read one article wherein a woman was horrified by the lack of compassion of the people in Murrietta and how she wanted to get to the people with water, etc. I now read where some of the people on the bus were sick. Suppose this woman met with those people and brought sickness home to her own children? We have to make it clear to everyone that we are not haters of people, but respecters of the law. It must be clear in all our actions going forward.

  93. What The???   July 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Cool, just send us the bills… Or just increase our health insurance premiums… either way. (sarc)

  94. David   July 3, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Kurt, as a "God-fearing man," I think you have every right to fear Him. Take a look at Matthew 25: " 41 "Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his demons! 42 For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me anything to drink. 43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me no clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’ 44 "Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’ 45 And he will answer, ‘I assure you, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’ "

  95. Seriously??   July 3, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    All of you parents who don’t believe in vaccinating your kids had better run out and get them started on their vaccines as fast as possible because of those diseases that were eradicated 60 to 100 years ago in the USA are being brought back over the border in record numbers!! Dyptheria, small pox, measles, scabies. You name it, it is is coming.

  96. Fed Up   July 3, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    This is an address through which you may sign and send a petition to President Obama, etc. regarding closing the border….

  97. grunt   July 3, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Nighthawk, you bring up many points. 1)

  98. Sendumback   July 3, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    For all the comments regarding racism, even if they are white, send them back. They are breaking the law. We have enough law abiding CITIZENS (veterans, homeless, etc.) that could use the assistance that will be pi**ed away on these illegals.

  99. grunt   July 3, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    To those that used the word "Xenophobia"; xenophobia is the irrational or unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. Please explain how these actions are irrational or unreasonable. to those that claim "intolerance", that has become the catch word for anyone that does not agree with the left/liberal party line, so has lost all meaning. To LR – same with you and "racist" any comment disagreeing with you is "racist" followed closely by "hater". You offer one example of a white spitting on a Mexican; shall I provide 100 examples of Mexican racism against whites for each of yours. And you are a big part of the problem – "my people" so you have no loyalty to the US? Then why in the world would anyone listen to you, since you place "race" (by the way, Mexican is a nationality, not a race) overall – hence the traditional meaning of racist.

  100. calibre 50   July 3, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Hey, notice not a squawk from our Moonbeam Governor Brown. Guess why….crickets… Crickets…. Idiot Liberals!

  101. Free Trade   July 4, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Can a nation that puts free trade ahead of free people claim to have a soul? How can people opposed to abortion be so unwilling to help women and children in need?

  102. @grunt   July 4, 2014 at 2:42 am

    I can argue with you all day , but I’m not going to waste my time and just talk all this smack cause I’m better then that. So why not just shut up 🙂 okay thanks . And oh wait I forgot to say something also. Some of you people say yet shouldn’t let illegals in. C’mon now their just kids. You guys make it seem like their frickin animals. No their human too. And also how some of you are saying that we should help the ones in need like the homeless. Well their the ones that got themselves in that. When have you ever seen a Mexican ask for money like those American people do out in the street with a sign. Never . If a Mexican needs money they work their a$$ off. But I’m done talking cause all of you are ignorant and annoying. I said what I thought Should be said. And I honestly don’t care what anyone thinks. We all have our own opinions ahahahahah .

  103. @LR   July 4, 2014 at 3:09 am

    You are completely correct.

  104. Fed Up   July 4, 2014 at 10:13 am


    If there are those who feel that people are against them because of the color of their skin or nationality, they need to give some thought to the idea that perhaps it’s really because they’re coming into the country illegally….by the hundreds of thousands. We’d feel the same if you were "white" of another nationality.

    If they are not treated well by the leaders of their home countries, do they scream ‘Racism"?

  105. grunt   July 4, 2014 at 11:34 am

    @grunt Typical stance – have no logical argument, call names, insult and ignore.

  106. Brookie   July 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Wouldn’t it be cheaper to go over there and get rid of the cartel than to raise all these kids for years?

  107. ZZZ   July 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    All those in favor, say, "I will take one bus load to my house and I will build accommodations, feed, vaccinate, cloth and educate them."

    You want to keep them here…step up to the plate and tell Mayor Long your address, he will gladly hand them over and visit once per month for a progress report. You will also open your doors to the parents 90 days before election.

    WORDS MEAN NOTHING… BE A DOER, the Mayor is awaiting your call.

  108. Jim   July 4, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    The government claims no money to fix the infrastructure, cut backs in medicare, social security fund in bad shape, assistance for our legal homeless residents (many of them vets} etc. But plenty of money to fly, bus, feed, clothe and shelter illegal imagrints and pay bonuses to VA management. The Obama administration is lost with no sense of direction other than to blame others for their screw ups.

  109. calibre 50   July 4, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Ah yes. The worn and tattered 0bama race card. May it be buried with you. On the other hand California is after all, a sanctuary state. Lice up those liberals, they love it.

  110. Preston   July 7, 2014 at 7:02 am

    @ Nighthawk Alumni
    Just how many people from other Countries should we let in?
    All of them?
    50 Million?
    Just these people on the buses?
    Please tell me, where do you draw the line. Should we just disregard all National laws or just those that you believe we should?
    We are in big trouble in this country and the reason is because we have allowed our Government to trash the Constitution and our National Laws.
    I know it is hard to believe but at some point printing more money to pay our debt will not work and this Country will fail.
    Please study this clock because when it runs out we will not be able to help ourselves let alone those from other countries.

  111. Enough!   July 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Its funny that if these were Asian illegal aliens, none of the hispanic racist groups would be here protesting. They only want free and open borders for hispanics. If these were Asian or African, or European illegals, the Tea Party and immigration enforcement folks would still be there. They want the borders enforced for ALL illegal immigrants. It shows you who the real racists are!

  112. CK   July 8, 2014 at 6:26 am

    In the Navy, we had a term for imminent collision at sea. It was "In Extremis". It is a Latin phrase that translates as "at the point of death". We are in extremis.

    I’ve been saying that once is an accident, twice is incompetence, and three times is enemy action. This disregard for the rule of law is intentional.

  113. YJ   July 9, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Directed at Terri #76. I am so tired of people comparing the African American experience to every other experience in the world. It is not the same! African Americans were not "refugees" coming over to the United States in the 1960’s on buses attempting to become citizens, they were already United States citizens! Hard working & tax paying, fighting for equal opportunity for something that they knew they had already earned the right to! TWO DIFFERENT ARGUMENTS, SO DON’T EVEN TRY IT!

  114. E. Winchester   July 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    In light of the fact many elitists found the images and reality of residents fighting back repulsive, I’d like to point a few things out.

    The woman who lead and organized these protests gives interviews on local talk radio shows almost daily. She has been very consistent on the following:

    When she learned they had been processing small numbers for months prior, she went to the local politicians for answers. They shut her out.

    She learned from local doctors they were being released with diseases, and local children were contracting them.

    She learned the facility was not sufficient – small holding cells with open toilets, etc. No clean place to eat. The locals wanted to erect a tent for eating (the authorities refused).

    The county offered a mobile medical van to further test and screen for contagious diseases, they refused.

    When border agents started leaking info to her about the volume they were expecting to dump there, she had had it and organized to protest.

    These are not hateful people. They care about the impact to their community and feel the holding station is inadequate and inhumane.


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