A Murrieta resident speaks: The truth behind the Murrieta Border Patrol protests that you won’t get from the media

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A Murrieta resident speaks: The truth behind the Murrieta Border Patrol protests that you won’t get from the media

July 8, 2014

By: Robert Thompson

The national media is having a feeding frenzy over the issue of housing illegal immigrants in the city of Murrieta, California and the protests from opposing sides of this issue. In order to create as much conflict and divisiveness as possible, much of the facts behind the story are not being relayed. In addition, misinformation is rampant. This is why I am writing to tell the true story as to what is happening. I am a local, regular citizen of Murrieta who has personally attended many of the recent events and simply wants the truth to come out about the protests.



First, let me briefly describe the city of Murrieta. This city is a sleepy, family oriented town in Southern California with a population of just over 100,000. The population in Murrieta is multi-ethnic, educated, and family oriented. Furthermore, the city has one of the lowest crime rates in the state of California. You could say that Murrieta is an oasis in the middle of Southern California’s twenty three million people.

Last month, a few local residents began hearing that the Border Patrol facility in town was being worked on with some major renovations. These regular citizens connected the dots and realized that the federal government was going to try and house some of the illegal immigrants now flooding into the country from Central America. About 25 concerned people met with the staff of Congressman Ken Calvert in the month of June and expressed concern over the housing of illegal immigrants in Murrieta. Shortly after this meeting, the Border Patrol announced that the Murrieta facility would not be used to receive illegal immigrants. However, late on Friday June 27th, the Border Patrol reversed course and said that the Murrieta facility would immediately begin housing Central American illegal immigrants flown in from Texas.

It is not cynical to suggest that the federal government intentionally misled the local public in order to reduce the building concern of housing and potentially releasing illegal immigrants into the local community. Once they were ready with the facility, they announced at the end of the day on Friday, June 27, basically over the weekend, that the illegal immigrants would be arriving the following Tuesday, July 1st. These illegal immigrants from Texas would be flown in to San Diego every 72 hours in groups of about 120 people. This would go on indefinitely. The federal government did not even have the courtesy to notify local government officials prior to this reversal announcement on June 27.

Based on this reversal, the mayor of Murrieta, Alan Long, gave a press conference asking local residents to contact the federal government officials to protest or raise their concerns to such officials. When the buses arrived on Tuesday, July 1st, many protesters were there on site. Due to anger at the federal government’s reversal and rapid movements, many protestors stood in the way of the buses. It was the decision of the Border Patrol, not the Murrieta police department, to turn around and head back to facilities in San Diego.

Murrieta mayor Alan Long held Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, July 2, to an overflow crowd. After reaching capacity at 750 people, there were still about 200 people who had to be turned away. Such a turnout was unprecedented and remarkable for this city. The mayor had local and federal officials attend and provide information. I was there and learned disturbing information such as the fact that four of the medically pre-screened illegal immigrants flown in from Texas and re-routed back to San Diego had to be hospitalized due to illness. A further 40 individuals had to be quarantined due to communicable disease. These were the illegal immigrants destined to Murrieta. We also learned that the facility in Murrieta was never designed to hold families and anything remotely close to it. It is for holding drug mules and illegal immigrants of up to 25 people maximum in a temporary manner. It was noted at the meeting that it would be inhumane to hold families at this facility due to the lack of basic hygiene equipment.

The overriding theme from the three hour Town Hall meeting was that despite legitimate concerns of local residents and local government, the federal government had the power and was going to do what it wanted. The federal officials said that the law forced them to process these Central American or OTMs (other than Mexicans) and then release them into the community with family members or charitable organizations that would take them. The fate of the Murrieta Border Patrol facility was their decision only and public safety was also their decision only. In fact, the federal officials said that laws prevented them from accepting a temporary medical hospital that the local government wanted to set up right outside of the border patrol station.

Local residents from the immediate area and some others from within Southern California rallied again on Friday, July 4th. While most people were celebrating Independence Day, about 200 protestors split themselves into several groups in order to protest all possible entry points into the Murrieta Border Patrol station. Opposing protesters, who were organized in part via Univision and Spanish radio, came in to counter protest in support of the illegal immigrants. They all concentrated at the main protest location. The net effect of the protests was to force the federal officials from busing in the second plane load of illegal immigrants from Central America to Murrieta.

Yet again on Monday, July 7th, a third plane load of illegal immigrants flew into San Diego from Texas. Another protest group of about 150 to 200 people in total split themselves again to protest all entry points into the border patrol facility. As the protest group kept growing over the early afternoon, the Murrieta police department made an announcement to the protesters that the federal government was not going to bus any illegal immigrants into Murrieta on July 7th. The Murrieta police were getting concerned about the increasing size of the protesters and about the safety of the situation on the ground. Therefore, once the Border Patrol told them that they would not send the illegal immigrants into Murrieta, the local police were hoping the protestors would thin out. This was in fact the case as many of the protestors felt that their voice was heard for the day and no buses were going to arrive that day.

So we can see that the federal government officials are playing a waiting out game with the protestors. They hope that the anger felt by the local residents will subside and then they can use the Murrieta Border Patrol facility as they wish. However, as a local resident in Murrieta who is there with the protestors, I can tell you that the citizens are not going to back down.

It is critical to address the issue of the name calling that is going on with the Murrieta protests. The media keeps airing noise that the protestors and residents of Murrieta are racist and uncompassionate. This is an attack tactic that is baseless. If you were in the group of protestors like I have been, you will see people of many varied ethnic groups. Legal immigrants from countries all over the world have protested. Yes, there are a very small number of individuals who have extremist viewpoints. However, these very few individuals do not represent the ordinary citizens who are there protesting for their community. In fact, what is shocking is how the media ignores the counter protestors from La Raza and “Brown” militant groups in brown military style uniforms who are protesting for the illegal immigrants. These individuals are clearly racist in nature yet they receive no national coverage. Also, only some conservative news outlets have reported the burning of the American flag that took place by the pro-illegal immigrants on Independence Day.

One major story that was misreported by the news outlets was the arrest of four individuals on July 4th. The news reports only stated that four protestors were arrested, including one for assault against a police officer. Why they did not state the full facts that they were pro-illegal immigrant protesters is beyond reason. These individuals got in the face of an elderly protestor who was there to protest the shipment of illegal immigrants into Murrieta. They kept taunting her and pushing closer to her as a group. She finally stood up when they then slapped her. As the crowd started reacting to the incident, they began to flee. Police officers then quickly caught up the them where they began to resist arrest. It is of significance that three of those arrested were from outside of the Murrieta area except for one who was from a town just north of Murrieta. One would think that the whole story would be relevant, yet the news stories only reported that four “protestors” were arrested. This left anyone to believe that the “protestors” were some of the many citizens there to protest the shipment of illegal immigrants to Murrieta. This was of course not the case.

So let me re-address the issue of racism and compassion. This has nothing to do with racism. This has everything to do with the rule of law and the rights of local residents to have a say in what goes on in their community. There are a few racist individuals on both sides of the protest issue. It would not be a stretch to suggest that a greater percentage of the pro-illegal immigrant protestors have racist viewpoints (i.e. La Raza members) than the protestors against the busing in of illegal into Murrieta. With respect to compassion, the Murrieta Border Patrol facility is not equipped for families. Furthermore, to show compassion, the protestors would all likely agree to help these illegal immigrants from Central America within their own country. Until such time as the border is secure and illegal immigrants are not being released into the interior of the country, it is not reasonable to ask for such support. These illegal immigrants are coming here and forcing the issue. We as a nation are spending vast amounts of money and we have a federal government who is complicit in wanting more illegal immigration for political reasons. It is not compassionate to favor illegal immigration for political reasons. I feel safe in saying that most Murrieta area residents believe in the rule of law and compassion all at the same time. It is not a one or the other situation like the media would like to portray.

The damage that the media is causing can be significant. Some opposing organizations are now even asking Attorney General Eric Holder to charge Murrieta protestors as terrorists. This is the climate that the media wants to create. They thrive on conflict as it generates “business” for them. Educate yourself on what is truly going on in Murrieta. Attend the protests and see for yourself. If not, at least research all of the facts before making any conclusions.

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  • commented 2014-07-14 06:55:27 -0400
    Mary, Again I will digress into facts and not respond to the blatant attacks you as a CWA Chapter #6215 Secretary in Dallas, TX or President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women use as talking points. You talk about the Office of Refugee Resettlement being involved in this issue. As Tom Law correctly pointed out, the only reason the are involved is because of the 2002 law known now as Homeland Security Act. Section 462 of that law puts in “unaccompanied minors” under that office. However, as I noted earlier that definition does not apply here, in this situation. The plan as you noted, shouldn’t even be an issue if they were following the law of this land. Not to mention, these are not refugees as you attempt to call them. Since you point out you were yourself an immigrant, I would be interested to know if you came to this country lawfully and waited your turn or not. It would speak volumes as to your real motive and agenda, just as your Progressive ideology does. iCaucus is an organization based on constitutional, fiscal, and limited government principles. We believe NO ONE is above the law and the law must be applied equally to citizens. We are non-partisan and if you had read these comments before commenting yourself should also see we do believe in the Rule of Law as long as the Law is applied fully and correctly. Any unjust laws need to be changed as set forth in our Consitution. So, before bandying about a word such as terrorism in regards to not allowing the relocation of these so-called “refugees” on this website, I suggest you think twice. It just makes you look weak and ineffective. Especially as I just showed that law is not being followed. Anyone reading your comments should now wonder with your union ties what your real agenda is. It surely isn’t having the best interests of either these people who have illegaly entered our border or this country you have adopted, at heart. Oh, and funny enough Murrieta or even close to it, isn’t even listed on your facebook page either in places you lived or in your work history. Funny how that happens, isn’t it?
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  • commented 2014-07-13 17:53:09 -0400
    Dara Dale – Fantastic. Obviously I am a big proponent of facts vs emotion. Anything that can get people educated is a plus in my book. Read, read, read. It does a body good.
  • commented 2014-07-13 16:37:47 -0400
    I have been a resident of Murrieta. I have married children and their families who still live and work in Murrieta, and someday soon, I hope to return to the area. I am also an immigrant. I have friends who are immigrants with all kinds of stories to tell of their roads to citizenship. I, too, felt that the media only shared parts of the story, that something was missing. How do refugees simply get sent somewhere without a plan, without a process, without the leaders fully knowing about said plan? The answer is it doesn’t happened, has not happened, and what happened in Murrieta at the end of June, beginning of July was nothing short of onshore terrorism towards refugees who are fleeing from the ugliness of their homelands. The fact that the term ‘illegal immigrants’ exudes the level of emotional distress that the right-wingers feed upon and given the fact that the Office of Refugee Resettlement of US Department of Health and Human Services has been involved in this issue, and has been involved for decades makes me even more incensed at what Congressman Ken Calvert, and Mayor Alan Long and anyone else who wanted a photo op for upcoming elections did in the town of Murrieta against the town and its citizens. And you can rest assured, I did research the facts before making any conclusions.
  • commented 2014-07-12 20:04:56 -0400
    Brian Terry’s Brother Kent: 3 Greyhound Buses with Unmarked Escort in Detroit
    Heading North on I-75

    Kent Terry, the brother of slain border patrol agent Brian Terry, isn’t shy about letting his feelings be known regarding political matters. Today he reportedly took to Facebook to point out three Greyhound buses presumably carrying illegal immigrants headed North on Interstate 75 in Detroit.

    He posted that the buses were accompanied by an unmarked escort and said he wished he were in front of them displaying stickers he uses in honor of his his murdered brother. -@breitbartnews

    Anyone else find it funny how Homeland Security has a fleet of Greyhound buses at their disposal?

    Or how the White House was hiring months ago for an influx of thousands of illegal immigrants to be transported into the heart of the US?

    Or how Biden’s trip to trip to Honduras to speak about immigration reform here in the US has their president threatening to send more illegals across our border if we don’t submit to Amnesty?

    Does the fact that Obama ordered a stand down of the Border Patrol and ICE agents from stopping illegals enter this country bother you? Or that he sued single states in court for trying to enforce the law?

    They now do more to harass reporters from doing their job to report on scene about this and policing the American citizen protestors (which isn’t their job) than to block illegals.

    Many illegals are being housed on military bases receiving immediate medical care. Meanwhile our veterans are dying waiting for care from the VA around the country.

    They are allowing illegals to jet set around this country by commercial airliner to locate their family (even illegals) without any documents at all! Can you do that? Try that with the TSA

    Arguably every country now has a more secure border than the US. and we have one of the weakest immigration programs.

    Matter a fact try to enter Mexico illegally and see what happens. We have a Marine SGT Andrew Tahmooressi suffering from PTSD is being held in a Mexican prison currently over a hundred days now for accidentally crossing into Mexico without any response from Obama even though it’s well beyond its quota. (See the petition at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/demand-release-usmc-sgt-tahmooressi-suffering-ptsd-mexico-imprisonment/qslJk2Xd)

    They are flooding into this country by design. You’re president chooses to do nothing but complicate and worsen the problem while hobnobbing around with Hollywood in Air Force One and fundraising all on our dime. He has offered all the benefits to them that only citizens should receive. Including welfare, healthcare, etc. The list goes on. Only to encourage more flooding in.

    When will people choose to wake up and speak out? By then it may be too late. Some people are too busy keeping up with the Kardashians.

    I am all for legal immigration. There is a right way to immigration. They will try and tell you that you are a racist for considering their actions illegal. This is nonsense. We all understand that we are a nation built on a variety of cultures and we accept all of them. We are a very tolerant society despite what some progressives might try to push through race baiting. There are those who thrive upon making America so divided. They’re the real racists. We should be encouraging innovative and contributing members into our society.

    We can’t reward this behavior. We cannot afford to support this lawlessness. The CDC is even worried about citizens contracting one of the many diseases running rampant through this group including TB. With the unemployment rate alone and this influx of illegals what do you think that will do to your employment situation? It’s not hard to figure out why Big Business and the Washington Establishment Elite are all for it.
  • commented 2014-07-12 16:24:36 -0400
    Tom Law, thank you for providing the specific section. We really are trying to attain information for our members to look at. iCaucus itself is familiar with ths law. However, the entirety of the law is currently not being followed. The reason for placement and the definition of what an unaccompanied alien child is under law are not being followed. 6 USC 279 Section 462(g)(1) &(2).
    (g) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section—
    (1) the term ‘‘placement’’ means the placement of an unaccompanied alien child in either a detention facility or an alternative to such a facility; and
    (2) the term ‘‘unaccompanied alien child’’ means a child
    (A) has no lawful immigration status in the United
    (B) has not attained 18 years of age; and
    © with respect to whom—
    (i) there is no parent or legal guardian in the
    United States; or
    (ii) no parent or legal guardian in the United
    States is available to provide care and physical custody.

    By the admission of the media, the Border Patrol, video, photos, and even the White House that isn’t the case with these “children”. Can’t have the arguments both ways. Rule of Law as you said; if you don’t like it, change it! That is what citizens involved with iCaucus strive to do along with the people who are supposed to be representing the citizens of this country.
  • commented 2014-07-12 14:11:42 -0400
    Dara Dale. The original Author rambles on about subjects irrelevant to the facts and interjects his opinions. Is this what counts for clarifying the situation?

    My point is simple and straight to the point. The Feds are following the law. If the author is so in favor of the “Law” then what is he protesting?

    He doesn’t like section 462 of the Homeland Security Act? Then change it.
  • commented 2014-07-12 13:29:09 -0400
    Tom Law, I believe the resident of this community was speaking about Immigration Law. If this is not being followed because of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, would you mind explaining how rather than just disparaging someone and making your accusation. iCaucus is about facts, not just opinions. Don’t mind the opinion, but even this gentleman asked people to research all of the facts before making conclusions. Thanks
  • commented 2014-07-12 13:13:03 -0400
    Tracy, First let me ask you to quote me correctly if you are going to accuse me of being irresponsible. In regards to the Southern Poverty Law Center my comment was, “they are known for a Progressive ideology that fosters racism”, not that they had a racist ideology. As a law student, you should understand the difference in the two statements. It is writing such as this that does not have correct “historical facts” included and gives opinion not in evidence that show the true tenor of the Southern Poverty Law Center: http://www.splcenter.org/what-we-do/hate-and-extremism While all of us would applaud the efforts of this organization in supplying information to law enforcement on some of the “Exxtremist” groups, they classify “Patriot” groups in that category. They just classified a lot of normal every day citizens as extremists and also wrapped it up in information against “other than white immigration” and the “election of Barack Obama” which are also not “historical facts” in evidence. Many of these Patriot groups referenced have worked with groups such as ours to change their Representation at all levels of government, to include those “white” representatives who are violating their Oath of Office daily.

    Second, in regards to Due Process for immigrants, while it is true due process is afforded to immigrants, there are varying degrees of due process included in the court decisions. There are also stipulations put forward by the court. You may want to also read the section on Page 5 here: http://fordhamlawreview.org/assets/pdfs/Vol_82/Elsea_April.pdf from the Fordham Law Review which may assist you in additional information. The relevant section says: “Aliens who have not acquired any domicile or residence in the United States are generally entitled to very little process to determine whether they should be permitted to enter the country. Although covered by the Due Process Clause, an alien seeking entry at a port of arrival is not constitutionally entitled to a judicial hearing, even if claiming to be a U.S. citizen. The distinction between due process protections accorded to “deportable,” compared to “excludable” aliens, for purposes of removal hearings, has thus traditionally been stark. Under the “entry fiction,” excludable (now called “inadmissible”) aliens are deemed to be standing at the border of U.S. territory, even if they have been paroled into the country or have previously been admitted to the United States and lived there many years. Deportable aliens are those who have entered the country but have become ineligible to remain. The U.S. Supreme Court has held that excludable aliens seeking entry into the United States are not entitled to the same due process prior to being removed that applies to aliens who have achieved entry”

    Please be more responsible before accusing people of being closet racists in the future, it can sometimes backfire in ways I am sure you really do not want.

    Finally, iCaucus is an organization that believes in the rights and representation in government of individuals. Your ending comments which appear to be aimed at the historical slavery question, talk about government giving and granting. Talk about being brought here against your will. While there is not one person here who won’t admit that slavery was wrong, every single person will also say the government shouldn’t be involved in granting or giving any right, but in the guarantee of rights of the citizens of the United States. Individual responsibilty dictates we don’t need the government to take care of us or decide what is best for us. That is what most people are fighting for. Please feel free to email me through the info@icaucus.us email address if you wish to begin to settle differences. It is the iCaucus belief that the battle isn’t between races, classes, or individual Americans. It’s is between Progressives and Mainstream Americans, of which I am assuming you are one. Thank you
  • commented 2014-07-12 12:22:39 -0400
    Wow ramble on much?

    This letter is missing the point entirely. The author talks about rule of law. I suggest reading the law. Homeland Security Act 2002. The Feds are following the law.

    Don’t like the law? Change it by the rule of law.
  • commented 2014-07-12 12:09:24 -0400
    How can one say that La Raza isn’t racist? Do you realize that translates into “The Race”? They have been very public of their cause ON RECORD.
  • commented 2014-07-12 12:02:24 -0400
    The media is complicit! It’s too bad they can’t do there job when it counts. If they did maybe people would wake up! In fact we could have avoided all of this has they properly vetted POTUS!
  • commented 2014-07-12 10:45:35 -0400
    First, I applaud this letter’s efforts to expose the truth. It is quite informative. Second, I caution readers to not base their opinions all on one letter. Third, if I may, I’d like to point out that nationality is not a race and that the hatred or fear of “aliens” is xenophobic and not racism (quotes used for emphasis). If one does not like Central Americans they are xenophobic not racist. If one does not like indigenous peoples then that would be considered racist. That said, “illegal” aliens are a class of their own and we are confusing the issue when we don’t use the proper terminology. In and of itself, I empathize with any person who wants a better life for themselves and their families and I have compassion for the peaceful immigrants who have no other means of such, but to sneak under the fence. Legally, it is the obligation of the federal government to deport illegal immigrants (but perhaps that’s over simplifying things). My greatest concern in all this is why the federal government is spending money to release illegal immigrants seized in another state into another part of the country: Murrieta. We’ve already caught and detained these illegal aliens for one reason or another so why not use that money to deport them? Regardless of what side one might stand on illegal immigration this seems like very odd behavior. If we’re going to release illegal aliens, why spend money to capture them in the first place? Just get rid of the boarder patrol at once so I don’t have deal with traffic on the 15N at 2000 after a long day at work and return my tax money, thank you very much!
  • commented 2014-07-12 10:36:50 -0400
    Kids selling drugs and kids involved with crime are already quite high in Murrieta. Government subsidies will always be available: one is welfare (for the poor), the other is tax incentives (for the wealthy). The middle class funds them both. It is what it is until change is made.
  • commented 2014-07-12 10:21:26 -0400
    Well said, Thank You for putting this out there. So many people don’t know what goes on behind the scenes they just want to get out there and cause havoc. I personally get to hear much more behind the scene because I have very close friends and family whom work for border patrol and Homeland Security. People need to back up and start researching. Until the Government stops handing out freebies on a golden platter this won’t stop. We have so much poor here we need to help, yes I feel sad for these kids who are only doing what they have been told to do, but that doesn’t make it right. Every hard working citizen gets zero help from the government we just work our butts off for others to get hand outs. It truly makes me sick to think about it.
    I have grown up in Murrieta, I lived there for 20 years it has always been a very safe place to live and raise a family. To see what is happening hurts my heart. One good fact people also should know is on those buses there are “kids” on that bus who are part of the drug cartel and parts of mafia. Now I don’t speak for everyone but I’m personally not ok with that. That leads to crime and drugs passing right on through the city. That is the last thing I ever want to worry about.
  • commented 2014-07-12 03:58:53 -0400
    Simply a very subjective, selective view point of one individual. As a former resident of Murrieta (14 yrs), now living in Louisiana to attend law school, I will say that the information provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center is not “known” for racists ideology but provides historical facts that support it’s conclusions. As such, any assessment of “racist ideology” should be determined by those whom view the information and It is quite biased/ irresponsible for icaucus to “label” it as such based on its perspective. Further, to the writer of this letter.. while Murrieta is a small, relatively quiet town, it is an area filled with transplants from Orange County, whom, unfortunately, feel privileged and walk around with a superiority complex and say more with their stares, glares and eye rolls than any words could ever communicate. At least in the south, you know who you’re dealing with up front. When their racist, their proud of it and tell you to your face. That I respect. Closet racist attempting to hide behind political and historical ignorance are sheep in wolf clothing simply making excuses for their behavior. This small minority of Murrieta extremist are hindering the responsibilities of the government allowed under the law. Yes, residents can protest but they should not hinder. Yes, the illegal immigrants are entitled to equal protection and due process of the law. Citizenship not required for those protections. These are not competing interests. If you don’t like the law, vote, write your congressman, recommend legislative changes and one day, change will occur. Hell, they finally stopped treating us like property, allowed us to read & write and granted us citizenship and most of us were brought here against our will. Go figure.
  • commented 2014-07-12 03:18:21 -0400
    As a long-time (25 years) Murrieta resident, I completely agree with the anonymous posting. All but a few of the protestors were law-abiding community residents. Those that weren’t law-abiding residents were outsiders who came to town to raise hell. In the process, and with the help of the irresponsible media, there has been a regrettable national character assassination of this fine city.
  • commented 2014-07-12 00:26:22 -0400
    Jennifer, as I have told others, this is the opinion of the person who wrote the letter. However, I will say that comments such as that one may stem from information as contained in documents such as this one: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=153 or possibly even the name itself.
  • commented 2014-07-12 00:18:55 -0400
    Jason, the owner of the letter posted it on Facebook and requested various groups to share it with their members. It was reprinted in it’s entirety including the request to the groups. The only thing we omitted was the facebook link to provide him some security as he requested.
  • commented 2014-07-11 23:27:33 -0400
    I like your post however it isxa biased opinion to say that La Raza and Brown Berets are clearly racist groups, there are many chapters around and they’re beliefs do not originate on racism.
  • commented 2014-07-11 23:17:05 -0400
    Where’s the origin of this letter? Before it was “reprinted”?
  • commented 2014-07-11 19:04:12 -0400
    I knew those arrested were from the pro-invasion side. Precisely because the media omitted and description other that “protesters”. If they had been on the anti-invasion side headline would have been something like, Anti-Immigrants Arrested or some such.
  • commented 2014-07-11 16:54:45 -0400
    Just to clear it up,that the Border Patrol Agents are not to blame but it’s their management.Do you think that their willing to endangered their families health by processing those sick illegals in the Murrieta station.
  • commented 2014-07-11 15:14:09 -0400
    Mary, Thank you so much for your comment! It’s nice to know we have teachers who are working on making the next generation more successful at exposing truth!
  • commented 2014-07-11 15:11:33 -0400
    Thank you Leslie for your comments. First, let me start by saying this was written by another resident of Murrieta. While you may disagree with the wording, it is their viewpoint. Second, I would like to correct the stat you quoted, if you go to the U.S. Census website http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0650076.html you will see that there is an additional stat showing white alone, not hispanic or latino of 55.7% as well. This would seem to suggest thee is something wrong in how the census actually catalogues these numbers. Can’t have it both ways. Lastly, although we sincerely appreciate the link you provided, the Southern Poverty Law Center is known for a Progressive ideology that fosters racism and as such, we at iCaucus want to ensure members make a note of that.
  • commented 2014-07-11 14:50:36 -0400
    This article is extremely important and a good example of the danger of our social media posts. We are becoming a society that base our opinion on reading one sentence of one social media post, then commenting and spreading our own ‘misinformation’. I see the U.S. media becoming more and more biased in their reports, which in turn causes division within our country. As a teacher, I stress the importance of ‘truthful and objective’ reporting and am urging the upcoming generation to enter society to readjust the direction of our misguided media business. Thank you for this letter.
  • commented 2014-07-11 14:47:45 -0400
    This is a very controversial issue. Having lived in Murrieta for 18 years, I beg to differ with calling it multi-ethnic. Current stats have it at 69.5% white. Research history of immigration http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-47-summer-2014/feature/educator-s-guide-immigration-debate
  • commented 2014-07-11 09:42:39 -0400
    Breitbart has been handling the situation in Texas and I do know they’ve run some articles on this one. As for most others, I couldn’t tell you. There are citizen journalists hitting the ground in many of these areas where they are attempting to house them.
  • commented 2014-07-11 09:40:45 -0400
    Elizabeth, I’m sure we would all like to know more about how that is being done. No one knows this information and many other cities are battling the same issues. Would you please give us information on this.
  • commented 2014-07-11 08:45:25 -0400
    Where are the Breitbart folks? Where is James O’Keefe? Ann Coulter? Can’t Pat Buchanan at least send someone down to see? I understand that most Americans have become spineless PC cowards, living with the paralyzing fear of being called a racist, but will nobody stand up for the residents of this American town?
  • commented 2014-07-11 02:21:26 -0400
    The protests stopped nothing . They are being brought it right under the protesters noses and processed.