Three buses full of illegal immigrants were blocked by "a wall of angry protesters" Wednesday, as the buses attempted to transport the immigrants to the Murrieta Border Patrol station in southern California.
A CNN article on the standoff described a passionate gathering of individuals seemingly opposed to the idea that more undocumented immigrants might be granted the right to stay in the country:
Protesters chanting "USA!" "Impeach Obama!" and "Deport! Deport!" blocked their route. A heated yelling match ensued between the demonstrators and a group of counterprotesters.
After the buses turned around, the 140 people on board were taken to a border station in San Ysidro, said Ron Zermeno of the National Border Patrol Council.
The immigrants had previously traveled from south Texas, where facilities are overwhelmed with an influx of immigrants who are being sent to places like San Diego for processing to relieve the burden. According to authorities quoted by CNN, anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000 unaccompanied children will cross the border this year.
A recent film, The Arroyo, the current #1 Western on iTunes, predicted the insurgent outrage among Americans tired of government inaction on the border crisis.