In interviews with the national media, Alan Long, the Mayor of Murrieta has been walking a fine line between political correctness and support for his alarmed residents, as the small Southern California city is besieged by busloads of illegal immigrant minors.
The media and the religious left would like to portray the protesters as xenophobic haters of brown people, and the busloads of illegal immigrant minors as refugees escaping sure death in their countries of origin.
Granted, the optics, of well heeled white people blocking buses filled with these unfortunate children, are not the best.
But people are upset that without any warning what-so-ever – a humanitarian crisis from Central America – with all the health hazards and cultural and economic degradation it entails – has been dumped on their doorstep without any warning, explanation, or apologies. The optics of federal agents in riot gear pushing back peaceful protesters – as is expected later today – won’t be great, either.
The Mayor told FOX News that the federal government didn’t contact him before hundreds of illegal immigrant children were bussed in. Nor has he heard from the governor of California.
Via Gateway Pundit:
“We’re a very small town. It’s a bedroom community of about 106,000 and the air is clean and the people are beautiful… As far as we know, Murrieta is still a destination point. So we have every reason to expect more buses to arrive in Murrieta. Border patrol and Homeland Security have not answered any of those questions. We just anticipate more coming.
He said the local Border Patrol have been helpful, but not national Border Patrol and Homeland Security.
… At the national and the Department of Homeland Security, we have yet to hear from them with a short term and long term plan. So we’re really in the dark.”
Mayor Long explained what he perceives as the majority, middle ground position on the issue that “balances out lawlessness and compassion”: “Everyone wants a fair, efficient and legal process for these immigrants to come in,” he said. “You can’t just send them all over the country without proper health care, without proper screening. Some of them are really sick – they had to unload the bus as they came to Murrieta after traveling from Texas and take them to the emergency room. That’s just not humane or right.”
He blasted the Obama administration for knowing the influx was coming back in January, and doing nothing to prepare – and “all of a sudden the little town of Murrieta is supposed to take on the world’s problems and that’s just not right.”
With the oppressive summer heat “it’s going to be very, very dangerous in this part of the country to have young kids women and other folks to come in,” says Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo, TX).
On Monday a South Texas sheriff announced the discovery of a 11 year old Guatemalan boys body about a mile from the border. Cuellar said the discovery of the boys body reinforces just how perilous the journey is into the US.
“Certainly I hope they stop coming because we probably will have more deaths as the hot weather continues,” says Cuellar. “It’s not just the heat that could kill them but there are other dangers. Officials at Lackland Air Force Base told us that one-third of young girls that come across – and they were just like little babies; 10, 11, 14 years of age. That about one third of them get raped and/or abused on the way here.”
Cuellar says that as he was speaking to Customs and Border Patrol agents he was also discovering a disturbing trend of adults “renting” children in Central America in order to increase their chances of being able to stay in the U.S. once they cross over.
Gateway Pundit: Must See Video>>> Black Americans in Murrieta Confront Pro-Illegal Immigrant Supporters:
A group of black Americans spoke out in support of protecting women and children in America BEFORE worrying about the rest of the world. This occurred at the Murrieta California Border Patrol Station on July 4th, 2014.
The young man pictured below said this:
“If somebody brought six children to your house and you ain’t got no job, are you going to take them in?… Are you going to try to find out where they came from? Are you going to try to send them back?… What are we going to do for the people who are here who are starving already?… Why would we add to the problem?”
The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA is just one among several left-wing radical groups that have flocked to the Murrieta protests to oppose local residents who are demonstrating against the transfer of illegal aliens to their community. One group of activists chanted “white supremacists out” and danced to drums last Friday as several shredded, and some upside-down, American flags were hoisted above the crowd.
— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) July 7, 2014
The report, identified as “De-Classified” and “Law Enforcement Sensitive,” reveals the fact that only 0.1 percent of the Central American minors illegally entering the U.S. having been deported in Fiscal Year 2013, down from two percent prior, plays a significant role in why the current border crisis is occurring. The DHS-ICE agency report admits the fact that 98 percent are allowed to stay is a significant draw for the minors to come into the United States. The agency acknowledges that conditions in Central America play a role in why the wave is occurring, but directly contradicts the assertion that such conditions are the only significant reason the crisis exists. The report directly contradicts any assertion U.S. government refusals to deport illegal immigrants is not a significant factor in why the crisis is occurring.
The report further reveals that Central American nations are doing little to curb the flow of illegal immigration to the U.S. and attributes the lack of efforts in the host nations to stop the flow to the nations wanting their nationals to send money back home from the United States. The report also indicates that family members from the host nations already residing in the U.S. is a major draw for the current crisis. This indicates that illegal aliens already within the U.S. are possibly drawing more to illegally migrate north.
Ace of Spades HQ: USAToday Reporter Calls Border Surge Obama’s “Katrina Moment”
MSNBC panelists on Monday seemed puzzled by the president’s refusal to visit the U.S.-Mexico border while he fundraises in Texas, with USA Today reporter Susan Page calling the decision Mr. Obama’s “Katrina moment.”