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Guerrilla Media Network radio host, Pete Santilli, voices his anti immigration opinions to border patrol agents at the Murrieta border Patrol station on Fri. July 4, 2014.
Guerrilla Media Network radio host, Pete Santilli, voices his anti immigration opinions to border patrol agents at the Murrieta border Patrol station ...
Danny Cauhtemoc, came to the protest at the Murrieta Border Patrol station in Aztec regalia to show pro amnesty support on Fri. July 4, 2014.
Danny Cauhtemoc, came to the protest at the Murrieta Border Patrol station in Aztec regalia to show pro amnesty support on Fri. July 4, 2014.
Opposing sides of protesters voice opinions back and forth to each other during a rally held at the Murrieta Border Patrol station on Fr. July 4, 2014.
Opposing sides of protesters voice opinions back and forth to each other during a rally held at the Murrieta Border Patrol station on Fr. July 4, 2014...
A pro amnesty protester shares a moment with a child during the rally held at the Murrieta Border patrol station on Fri. July 4, 2014.
A pro amnesty protester shares a moment with a child during the rally held at the Murrieta Border patrol station on Fri. July 4, 2014.

Immigration debate continues in Murrieta on Independence Day


Lines drawn on illegal immigration in western-style showdown


Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Issue 28, Volume 18.
Michelle Mears-Gerst
Special to the Valley News


Hundreds of protestors from both sides of the immigration issue showed up in the sweltering heat outside the U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta on the Fourth of July.

The station located off Madison Ave. is a dusty road where bushes of chaparral grow wild and tumbleweeds roll. Instead of grilling, swimming or relaxing with friends on a national holiday hundreds of people with passionate views on immigration spent their afternoon waving flags and supporting their stance on migrants from Central America being bused into town.

Lines were literally drawn along the road with yellow caution tape and police lining down the middle. One side chanted, "USA! USA!" while the other side retorted with, "Racists! Racists!"

There were reports the trio of buses diverted away from Murrieta earlier in the week with 140 undocumented immigrants were expected to arrive back in town on Friday. Those detained who are mostly women and children are being brought to the Inland office for processing.

Border patrol agents plan to release them to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers who will let them reunite with their families across the United States until their legal status is determined. This process was explained by Chief Patrol Agent at U.S. Border Patrol Location Greater San Diego, Paul Beeson at a town hall meeting held in Murrieta on Wednesday, July 2.

The crowd on Friday drew people of all ages but the youth were not standing by silent.

"I feel like we are being intruded on, on our Independence Day," 16-year old Michael Perez from Menifee said. "I love America and I am here today because I want to keep it safe and enforce the law."

Paula Drummond, 19, from Murrieta said her family has been on both sides of the immigration fence.

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Mary was born in Mexico.

"My mom came from Mexico legally with my sister. I have family now struggling in Mexico but they are not trying to cross the borders illegally," Drummond said.

Mary Drummond, 23, said that even though she was born in Mexico she wants the immigrants to support the law of the land in the United States of America.

Waving her American flag Mary Drummond said, "This is has nothing to do with racism. I am Mexican this isn’t about race."

Dara Glanzer, 24, of Los Angeles said she was pro-immigrant. She attended the event because she saw the media coverage and did not like how the immigrants were being treated.

"I’m here because I saw there were a large number of protesters turning away buses with no intervention," she said. "I’m here because that kind of impunity reminds me of the South during the civil rights era."

Glanzer likened the buses full of immigrants to buses full of freedom fighters during the ‘60s. She added that she thought the U.S. was responsible for destabilizing the countries the immigrants came from.

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly from the 33rd District was at the protests on the Fourth of July to see it for himself.

"I am deeply frustrated with our federal policies," Donnelley said. "We have a situation where many children are being handed over to people who may not be their true relatives. This is a government created humanitarian crisis."

Donnelly said he is upset with California Governor Jerry Brown who at the time of the interview has not spoken on the migrant situation.

"The governor is not an intern. He has an obligation to the people of California. He has a responsibility to not allow our community to be put at risk," he said.

Alex Groves contributed to this article.


 

2 comments

Comment Profile ImageMike W
Comment #1 | Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 9:58 am
"Border patrol agents plan to release them to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers who will let them reunite with their families across the United States until their legal status is determined."

"Dara Glanzer, 24, of Los Angeles said she was pro-immigrant. She attended the event because she saw the media coverage and did not like how the immigrants were being treated. She added that she thought the U.S. was responsible for destabilizing the countries the immigrants came from.
Now that sounds like the America I know and love ..
Comment Profile ImageDave Francis
Comment #2 | Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm
Our society is at great risk, if Obama and the Democrats get their way, drug cartels, human traffickers and dangerous criminals will flow freely through our borders and fill our neighborhoods, because he will not stem the tide with the National Guard. Prior to even Obama’s Imperial reign, borders have never been fully sealed, with the 2006 Secure Fence Act that was sabotaged by GOP former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson for some obscure reason; probably as her corporate cronies didn’t like it. Now we are suffering the consequence. Absolutely we should build 700 miles of double or even triple fences, as the massive costs would be reimbursed from not having to financially support 11 to 20 million plus illegal aliens? Think about it!

There is no accurate way to figure the actual numbers of foreign nationals; they hide away from Census takers. Obama cannot be trusted anymore. He has no intention of securing our borders or is unlikely to enforce the border with ‘boots of the ground’. Under ARTICLE 1, Section 10 of the US Constitution: No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

WELL TEXAS AND THE BORDER STATES HAVE BEEN INVADED BY THOUSANDS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS, WITH LARGE NUMBERS OF 14 TO 18 YEAR OLDS, DISPLAYING ON THEIR BODIES M-13 GANG MEMBERSHIP AND WITH WITHIN THOSE NUMBERS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS CARRYING NASTY CONTAGIOUS DISEASES, SO THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO PROTECT THEMSELVES BY WHATEVER MEANS:

The House Democrats are growing progressively more disturbed about GOP voice in revising the 2008 human trafficking law in a trade for approving the President $3.7 billion emergency funding appeal to address the illegal alien crisis at the Mexican/US border. Of course the Liberals have no intentions of consenting to these efforts and will fight for passage of what they call a “clean” supplement as without the amendment; as it means more Dem voters in the future years, and hundreds of thousands of early petitions for family members brought into the country, by current policies. This will accrue even more poverty, more benefits upon the already hard pressed taxpayers who will get the bill. The National Tea Party candidates would never hesitate to amend 2008 law, unlike the OLD GUARD in the establishment. Social Security is already running into trouble, along with Medicare in the future as nothing has been done for three decades to stop this roaring financial locomotive towards unsure losses in the future. Yet Obama is striving to gain headway, on bringing more poor into the country?



He is a fraud and a liar having betrayed the American people other than those vermin who idolize him for free handouts of unrestricted food stamps. Obama is pressing for an amnesty plan that is a danger to our national security. People from the Middle East and our destruction in mind are arriving with those people from Mexico, El Salvador Honduras and Guatemala. Democrats are going to try and pass an amnesty bill while no one's looking, at a late night session before Congress closes shop vacation time; by presidential executive order. These new waves of illegal aliens are affecting the thin line of defense on the border, straining resources and the worst is yet to come?

That without visible signs of the military patrolling, the open areas without barriers the numbers of unknowns will accelerate. The President and his cohorts think the answer is taxing us even more, to pay for anybody who makes it across either border. Mexico is not our friend, and they will not enforce their side of the border. We are a foolish people who trust the words of our lawmakers, who do one thing and then double-cross us. We need to rid ourselves of this Liberal Progressive President, who cannot be countered for the scandals on his watch.



People need to get off their rears and voice their anger against the most anti-American president in the history of our country. He has allowed 36,000 alcohol-abusing, drug addicted, sexual predators, Murderers and hit and run uninsured animals and other criminals to flood our streets; where our children walk.-and millions more are coming if Obama gets his way with amnesty. We just can't let that happen or we will be living in a fear 24/7, paying taxes just to pay for the poor of the world who feed off hardworking Americans. Obama says amnesty will make our communities safer—that is a flat-out LIE! You will never read the truth in the mostly Liberal leaning newspapers. The political polls have fooled the gullible. Read some of the people’s commentary in thousands of newspapers encompassing this country and learn the truth, not the main columns of false information. Indeed, even the polls have a Liberal-elective point of view, unless you read Polls such Rasmussen Reports. Our nation is being invaded each day, but until now the truth has been hidden, unless you ask the ranchers and property owners in the Border States who suffer each day from criminal activity. If it costs a hundred billion dollars to hermetically seal the border tight, it would be well worth it in the end.

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