Protesters Block Buses Carrying Illegal Immigrants Into California
Protesters in California blocked dozens of buses carrying illegal immigrants from Texas into their state. People who cross the border illegally are being driven to other states because facilities near the border are too congested.
Residents in Murrieta are fed up with the situation and called for the government to deport the undocumented immigrants. One woman said, “We’re already a welfare state as it is, we don’t need any more here.”
Fox News’ William La Jeunesse reported that there were some protesters labeling the others as inhumane. But the standoff prompted the buses to turn back to San Diego, where the men, women and children will be processed and reunited with relatives around the country.
Statistically, up to 75 percent will remain in the United States either through asylum hearings or failure to show up for deportation hearings.
Ron Zermeno, National Border Patrol Council, said, “As long as they keep coming into Texas, they’re going to keep sending them to us. Unless, congressional or someone else steps in and stops it.”
La Jeunesse reported that there are about 96 family beds for 43,000 immigrants. In 2011, the number of unaccompanied minors was 6,000. That number has risen to more than 100,000 this year. Under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the unaccompanied minors cannot be deported.
Watch the full report above.