Last summer, Murrieta, CA became the battleground for the immigration debate. When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decided to fly illegal immigrants from Texas to San Diego and bus them north to Murrieta, residents took notice. Murrieta residents decided to stand their ground. Protestors stood outside of the Murrieta Border Patrol facility for a month in the 100+ degree heat. Their goal? Let DHS know that the flooding of illegal immigrants were not welcome in their community.
What many don’t know is that the Murrieta Border Patrol facility was designed to temporarily hold prisoners, primarily drug traffickers, who were found on the I-15 corridor. What DHS wanted to do was house these immigrants, mainly women and children, for long periods of time, although the facility has no shower stalls or feeding facilities.
As the July 1st anniversary of the Murrieta immigration protests comes approaches, protestors on both sides of the aisle are preparing. Those who initially stopped the buses plan on being at the same place they were one year ago…in front of the Murrieta Border Patrol Station with their American flags.
According to a Facebook event on the pro-migrant side, the event is “for immigrant rights, refugee rights, human rights, compassion and love.”
PolitiChicks brought you exclusive coverage of the Murrieta protests, including a letter written to Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona)from Murrieta residents and La Raza yelling “Token” and “Nazi” at protestors.