Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

In immigration news: Murrieta as the 'new flashpoint,' more migrants from Texas arrive in So Cal, tension within GOP, more

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A California Town Revolts Against Undocumented Immigrants - TIME On the "new flashpoint in the fierce and often contentious debate over how to handle a recent crush of children and families streaming across the Mexican border." That being Murrietta, Calif., the small Riverside County city where municipal leaders have opposed immigration officials' plan to process Central American migrants flown in from Texas at a local U.S. Border Patrol station. On Tuesday, protesters waving American flags blocked the buses' entry to the facility.

Murrieta Official Warns Immigration Protests Likely ‘Every Time’ Buses Arrive - CBS Local Murrieta, Calif. mayor pro-tem Harry Ramos said in a radio interview "that the standoff Tuesday – which included several protesters holding U.S. flags and signs reading 'stop illegal immigration,' and 'illegals out!' – may occur every 72 hours as a new busload of immigrants are processed through Border Patrol." A town hall meeting is planned Wednesday night.

Migrant Flight Lands in California Without Protest - ABC News Unlike in Murrieta, no protesters greeted the migrants, mostly families with children, from Central America who arrived in the Imperial County city of El Centro on Wednesday. Plans are also for federal agents to process them at an immigration facility there. Those not detained by immigration officials are to be released with plans to appear in immigration court and report to federal agents.

Collapse of Immigration Overhaul Highlights a Tension Within GOP - Wall Street Journal How the division among GOP lawmakers over immigration reform also points to "a division within the Republican Party that is playing out on other issues: House lawmakers often stake out conservative positions in tune with their districts, while Republicans with a national perspective push more-centrist views aimed at winning over a broader swath of voters."

Family Mourns Guatemalan Boy Who Died at Border - NBC News Photos from the Guatemalan mountain hometown of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez, a child migrant whose decomposed body was found in South Texas. He was one of a record number of unaccompanied minors who have been apprehended this year at the U.S.-Mexico border, most having traveled from Central America.

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