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Border Patrol Ends Migrant Flights To San Diego

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

The U.S. Border Patrol says it will stop bringing Central American migrants to San Diego after their arrests in Texas.

Spokesman Paul Carr said Thursday the agency has reduced its backlog in south Texas and is now able to process more migrants there.

He says a wave of protests at a Murrieta, California, Border Patrol station where migrants were to be processed had nothing to do with the decision.

The government has recently chartered several flights to San Diego, each one carrying about 140 Central American families with young children. A flight scheduled for Thursday was canceled.

The Border Patrol spokesman does not rule out that the flights could resume but he says there are no plans now to do so.

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