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How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Protesters block migrant buses in Murrieta, border agents can be sued in cross-border shootings, more

Busloads of migrants flown from Texas to Southern California for processing were turned away from a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif. on Tuesday after protesters blocked their path.
Busloads of migrants flown from Texas to Southern California for processing were turned away from a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif. on Tuesday after protesters blocked their path. Scott Olson/Getty Images

Protestors Block Buses of Undocumented Immigrants in Murrieta - NBC 7 San Diego Three busloads of migrants flown to San Diego from Texas were turned back after protesters blocked access to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif. The migrants, mostly Central American parents with children, had been transferred from busy South Texas border region to a less-busy border sector for processing. Plans to bring them to the Murrieta facility had met resistance from city leaders and some locals; the blocked buses were turned back to San Diego County.

Court: U.S. agents can be sued for cross-border deaths - USA Today A federal court in New Orleans has ruled that the family of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca, a 15-year-old Mexican boy killed by a Border Patrol agent who fired into Mexico, has a constitutional right to sue the agent in the United States. The court's decision is "the first nationally to determine the family of someone killed in Mexico had a right to sue in the U.S." It could affect several other cases in which Mexican nationals have been killed by cross-border fire.

Obama's immigration pivot - Politico An analysis of President Obama's comments on immigration during his Rose Garden speech on Monday. From the story: "The president’s shift to addressing immigration through executive action began June 24 when, according to the White House and Boehner’s office, the two leaders talked briefly before an event in the East Room honoring the golfers who won the President’s Cup...The White House says Boehner told Obama that the House wouldn’t vote on reform this year."

Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts - NPR Once in the U.S., the Central American children and teens who are arriving in record numbers at the U.S.-Mexico border land in the nation's backlogged immigration courts, where it can take as long as 18 months to resolve their immigration case. Typically they are put in deportation proceedings and given a "notice to appear" that lets them stay in the country while their cases are pending.

Children at the Border Raise Question of Who Is a Refugee - NBC News From the story: "Many of the children and families arriving at America’s southern doorstep, overwhelming shelters and navigating an already clogged system, are fleeing unrelenting violence or economic destitution. But does that make them refugees? Not in the eyes of the law."

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