Protesters Prepping for 1-Year Anniversary of Murrieta Immigration Protests
Translation: “We say enough! Release our children!”

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.

Beth Baumann

Beth Baumann is a California native, who grew up with an interest in politics from a young age. Beth attended Northern Arizona University, where she was a member of the NAU Conservatives, an activist organization dedicating to spreading conservative ideals. She also founded the NAU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, took part in the Flagstaff Smart Girl Politics chapter and helped a local conservative run for Flagstaff City Council. Beth has received national attention due to the First Amendment restrictions on her college campus. She defended her Freedom of Speech when she was ridiculed for handing out flags in remembrance of 9/11. Although she faced misconduct charges, up to and including expulsion, she stood by her Constitutional rights and beliefs. With the help of the Leadership Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), she was eventually exonerated of all charges. During her tenure, she was copy editor for the newspaper, marketing director and film festival director for the campus TV station, and news correspondent for political talk radio. Beth was the Communications Assistant at The American Conservative Union, where she helped with planning and executing different aspects of CPAC 2014, including social media, media strategy and crisis management. Beth works at a well established public relations firm in Southern California. Her work has been featured in The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, World Net Daily and Human Events. Follow Beth on Twitter: @eb454

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