Protesters force buses carrying immigrants to leave Murrieta: Buses diverted to San Ysidro

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.”

A group of 140 Central American migrants who entered the United States illegally were flown from Texas to Lindbergh Field on Tuesday and then bused to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, where crowds of angry protesters prompted authorities to take them instead to San Ysidro.

Protesters have forced buses to back up. Lots of arguments breaking out in the crowd.
— Matt Mendes (@10NewsMendes) July 1, 2014

A very tense situation here, protesters arguing, blocking in buses. Heavy police presence here @10News
— Matt Mendes (@10NewsMendes) July 1, 2014

Protesters yelling “go back home” “we don’t want you here” as buses with immigrants arrive in Murrieta @10news
— Matt Mendes (@10NewsMendes) July 1, 2014

The drivers of the three Department of Homeland Security coaches backed away from the Riverside County USBP facility and got onto southbound Interstate 15 in the late afternoon, re-entering San Diego County about 3:30 p.m.


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