LA residents not so quick to welcome illegal immigrants brought by CBP

As we’ve all learned by now, the courts and detention facilities at the southern border are packed to the brim and the White House has been working on ways to reduce the overcrowding by shipping some detained illegal aliens to other locations. That happened recently when CBP shipped roughly 100 “migrants” to the Customs and Border Protection station at Murrieta, California. (More correctly, the Theodore Newton and George Azrak Border Patrol Station.) Since this facility is located just south of Los Angeles and we’re talking about a welcoming sanctuary state, they were greeted with open arms by caring locals.

Naw, I’m just kidding. People started showing up to protest or just “monitor” the situation to make sure they weren’t unleashed into the community. (CBS Los Angeles)

An unknown number of migrants were recently flown into Murrieta’s Border Patrol facility and some in the community were quick to stand in front of the gates to let them know they’re not welcome to stay.

Murrieta resident Bob Kowell says he’s all for legal immigration but told CBSLA’s Nicole Comstock that a source informed him of 100 undocumented immigrants being flown in from the Texas border to San Diego, then bussed to Murrieta over the weekend to be processed.

“We can be called a racist and we’ll just smile. Because we don’t care,” said Kowell. “We’re watching to see where and when they’ll move.”

One of the locals interviewed by CBS said he had heard from an unnamed law enforcement source that the migrants were going to be processed and released at nearby bus and train stations. That has them “concerned” and they will be watching to make sure it doesn’t happen. The one quote from the guy is rather amusing. He’s quick to point out that he’s in favor of immigration and isn’t a racist, but he just doesn’t want those people being set loose in his community.

Wait a minute, here… isn’t that just what liberals protesting Trump accuse conservatives of saying? So what he’s basically telling us is he’s a big supporter, but not in his backyard. Got it.

For their part, the local police are saying that’s just not the case. They say the migrants will be held at the facility until their court dates. But Mr. Kowell and his friends will be watching.

It turns out that the station in Murrieta has a bit of history when it comes to protesting illegal immigrants in their midst. Back in 2014, there were buses carrying a couple of hundred migrants to the station and they were met in the streets by more than 1,000 protesters. There were chants of “Go back home!” and “USA” ringing in the streets and they eventually forced the buses to turn around and go back. And keep in mind that this was during the Obama administration and their much “kinder and gentler” immigration programs.

So it’s easy to show up at a march and blame President Trump for being cruel to the migrants. But everything seems to change when the problem moves from the border to your home town, I guess.