Tue Jul 1, 2014 – 7:56pm EDT
MURRIETA Calif. —-
(Reuters) – A group of protesters shouting anti-immigration slogans blocked the arrival of two buses carrying undocumented Central American families to a U.S. Border Patrol station in California on Tuesday after they were flown to San Diego from Texas.
The migrants, a group of adults and their children numbering about 140 people, were en route to the facility in Murrieta, California, where U.S. immigration officials said they most likely would be released under limited supervision to await deportation proceedings.
The arrival of the undocumented immigrants at a border patrol station in Murrieta, about 60 miles (97 km) north of San Diego, sparked an outcry from the town’s mayor, Alan Long, who said the migrants posed a public safety threat to his community.
The immigrant children and their parents arrived by plane at midday in San Diego from Texas, where they were recently apprehended while trying to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, and were put on two unmarked buses for the ride to Murrieta.
A group of 150 protesters filled a street leading to the access road for the processing center in Murrieta, blocking the two buses from reaching the facility, and disregarding orders shouted by local police to disperse.
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