Breaking: 46 Illegal Aliens Bused to Church in Fontana for Release
FONTANA, CA -- Breitbart News has learned that 46 illegal aliens, mostly women and children originally destined for the U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, CA, were bused instead Thursday to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fontana, roughly 45 miles north. The 46 are among several hundred Central Americans who were caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas and have been transferred to California since.
"The faith calls on us to do this," San Bernadino Diocese spokesperson John Andrews told Breitbart News. He said that the aliens would, in less than 24 hours, be driven from the church in individual cars to meet other church representatives, who are with the family members already living in the United States.
At least one more bus is expected Thursday, Andrews told Breitbart News, whose passengers would be gone again by the evening.
Protests in Murrieta against the transfers thwarted a convoy of there buses on July 1, then caused U.S. Border Patrol to cancel two subsequent convoys.
Demonstrators remain on hand in Murrieta to prevent the buses from returning. Yet they have not been able to prevent the transfers themselves, which have been facilitated by the church as a humanitarian gesture.
Illegal aliens are expected to appear before court hearings, yet few do so.