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Third Group Of Central Americans Flown To San Diego

Above: A chartered U.S. government flight from Texas carrying Central American undocumented immigrants lands at Lindbergh Field in San Diego, July 7, 2014.

Another group of undocumented Central American migrants arrived Monday in San Diego, continuing a process that has prompted intense opposition as well as widespread compassion for the plight of the exiles.

The group of about 140 immigrants, who entered the United States illegally in Texas, were flown into Lindbergh Field late Monday morning and then bused to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in San Ysidro for processing.

On Tuesday, an initial group of the same size arrived in San Diego and were driven to Murrieta, where crowds of angry protesters blocked their entrance to a USBP facility, prompting authorities to take them instead to San Ysidro.

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The departure of the migrants from the Riverside area marked a victory for the roughly two dozen protesters who had gathered to decry the foreigners' arrival there, many waving flags and others carrying signs reading "Stop Illegal Immigration" and "Return to Sender."

Protesters have continued gathering at the Border Patrol facility in Murrieta. Some clashed with police on Friday while waiting to see if more migrants would be arriving.

The migrants, many of them women and children, are among tens of thousands of citizens of Central American countries who have poured into the United States via Texas this year, according to ICE officials.

The Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley sector has been overwhelmed by the arrivals, prompting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to seek other locations to send them until their cases can be assessed.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials initially set Riverside County as the end point for processing the migrants.

Murrieta Mayor Alan Long told concerned residents during a town hall meeting last week that the city had coordinated with the Border Patrol to ensure that the anticipated influx didn't create an untenable situation locally.

He expressed frustration that the federal government was moving its "headache" to Riverside County but assured residents that those set to arrive didn't have criminal backgrounds.

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JeanMarc | July 7, 2014 at 2:20 p.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

This is just insane. What a waste of money. Catch them, deport them immediately.

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Peking_Duck_SD | July 7, 2014 at 2:54 p.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

They can't be deported immediately, it's against the law because of legislation approved by congress, including many conservatives, and signed into law by GW Bush.

In 2008 GW Bush signed a new act into law that was aimed at helping human trafficking victims, but also offered increased protection to illegal immigrants under 18.

Minors will “be promptly placed in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child,” the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act passed by the REPUBLICAN Administration reads.

They are often placed in foster care, or in the custody of a relative living in the U.S. until they can attend an immigration hearing. All the child immigrants face deportation, but with a backlog of more than 360,000 pending cases in federal immigration courts it will likely take years before a judge will order many of the children out.

Obama, to the dismay of immigrant rights groups has actually been trying to take steps to un-do this BUSH ERA LAW, but his powers are limited without actually changing the law that was passed through congress with REPUBLICAN SUPPORT and signed by a REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT.

So the next time one of those loud-mouthed racist morons like the one's in Murrieta has a sign blaming this on Obama, someone ought to explain to the incredibly dense moron that they have it completely wrong.

And the same should be said for the morons in the right wing media like Fox "news" and Limbaugh and the like.

People are really, really stupid about this issue, blaming this mess on Obama.

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muckapoo1 | July 7, 2014 at 3:19 p.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

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Peking_Duck_SD | July 7, 2014 at 3:26 p.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

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Peking_Duck_SD | July 7, 2014 at 3:27 p.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

Muckapoo, this is about something very specific.

What I posted is fact, the reason these refugees are not being deported immediately is because of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.

I realize you and the tea party activists hate Obama, but your hatred doesn't change the facts.

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muckapoo1 | July 7, 2014 at 5:12 p.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

If we need and end to this Illegal activity, start placing them in LaJolla and Coronada. Let's see what happens then. Oh wait, not here!!!! Poor murietta is a better place.

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muckapoo1 | July 7, 2014 at 5:13 p.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

Coronado.

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muckapoo1 | July 7, 2014 at 5:19 p.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

News alert-2610. Democrats blame Bush for local flood along the Mississippi River.

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muckapoo1 | July 7, 2014 at 5:31 p.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

Break the law--get free airfare to the best weather city in America--free food--free medical--free dental--free housing. They just hit the criminal lottery.

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muckapoo1 | July 7, 2014 at 5:32 p.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

The current impersonator of President uses Executive Orders at will. Except where he can blame it on Bush. Shame on him. WAH WAH WAH

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Peking_Duck_SD | July 7, 2014 at 10:53 p.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

Muckapoo: "Break the law--get free airfare to the best weather city in America"

Well they would be on BUSES and NOT planes if it weren't for a certain very loud, very angry, very small yet media-attracting crowd of tea party venom spewing hate-mongrels that went to Murrieta to stage an "impromptu" hate rally.

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JeanMarc | July 8, 2014 at 8:02 a.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

I do not see what is hateful about trying to protect your homeland from destruction.

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progressivebuthey | July 8, 2014 at 8:44 a.m. ― 2 months, 1 week ago

obama wanted to expedite review/deportation, but backed down because 200 pro-immigrant right groups pressured him. obama will not go to texas border to see first hand the mess. obama was ready to expand the dreamer law (DACA) to the parents, but is holding off because of this, but will reconsider. less than 33% of these immigrants will show up to the immigration hearing. now that obama says most will be quickly deported, which is not true, most will not show up to the hearing. recent study says 10% of the electroate is tuned out and does not vote or care about politics. 1/3 are latino. 1/3 are people from other countries (you can speculate who they are). less than 1/2 of Dreamers are reapplying for deferrment because they are inelligible because failing to graduate high school or criminal record. and the list goes on and on and on about the illegal immigrant population bringing this country like the cesspool they came from with no incentive or desire to improve this country --- only enjoy the benefits of a better life other people have created for them in this country. just the facts.

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