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VIDEO: Murrieta Citizens Pack Town Hall Meeting As Immigration Debate Rages On

Meanwhile, immigration advocates are also speaking up.

An overflow crow outside Murrieta Mesa High School on July 2, 2014 as locals gathered to learn more about the transfer of undocumented immigrants from Texas to Murrieta.  Photo credit: Skyphotos
An overflow crow outside Murrieta Mesa High School on July 2, 2014 as locals gathered to learn more about the transfer of undocumented immigrants from Texas to Murrieta. Photo credit: Skyphotos
Hundreds of concerned Murrieta residents gathered in and around Murrieta Mesa High School Wednesday night, as the national immigration debate takes center stage in town. 
 
A day after a trio of buses was turned away from the Murrieta Border Patrol facility, residents wanted to know if and when more will come back.  Previous updates from ICE and border patrol officials had indicated that buses would be arriving every 72 hours.
 
While residents inside the meeting were concerned with keeping the migrant transfers from Texas out of town, many outside were gathered to show support for the families who entered the country illegally.  
 
Watch the KTLA news video above for more on Wednesday night's meeting. 
 
As for what's next with Murrieta specifically, the answer to that question still remains unclear.  
 
However, the city of Murrieta has prepared some answers to frequently asked questions: 
 

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Dee Baucher July 05, 2014 at 01:33 AM
I'm so proud of these Murrieta Citizens for taking a stand against the ongoing flood of illegal immigration. It could not have been easy for them to have taken a stand. This fiasco can not continue to go on. The politicians have blocked eVerify (which would have stopped illegal employment) and have blocked visa enforcement. They have refused to protect our borders or to stop providing citizenship to the babies born to illegal residents. The end result of all this is the decimation of our middle class, the deterioration of fair wages, and the complete loss of our communities and our security. The future for our children and grandchildren is now questionable, because there can be no civilized nation without enforcement of immigration laws, along with our other laws. The current administration (and the Democratic Party in California) have undermined our state and our nation.
Wanda Berger July 05, 2014 at 06:21 PM
There are 42 million people in Central America. Another 100 million in Mexico. If Obama and Congress don't stop making heroes of illegal immigrants all 142 million will be pouring in. And I would note that if the recent inflow had the wherewithal to make a 1,800 mile trip north then they can co the same trip southward without claiming insurmountable obstacles.
Virginia Johnson July 06, 2014 at 01:49 PM
I too Commend the people protecting our border at Temecula. We will soon look just like Mexico with their Corruption and Double Standards. Seems if we took all the people migrating to the U.S.A. from Mexico that these same people could have stayed and made a difference in their home Country. Since the kids on the bus all said the same thing to ICE, they were obviously coached.

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