Dozens of American flag-waving protesters Tuesday greeted detained undocumented immigrants as they began arriving at the U.S. Border Patrol Station in Murrieta.
Approximately 140 people were flown into San Diego from Texas at 11 a.m. and bused to Murrieta around 2:20 p.m., with similar groups expected to arrive every three days.
After the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) buses were impeded by protesters Tuesday, the buses were seen driving away from Murrieta headed southbound on the 15 Freeway. It was not immediately clear where they were headed.
The immigrants are being sent to California because Texas border officials are overwhelmed by a recent surge in illegal border crossings.