On the day before the Fourth of July, the New York Times went out of its way to show its disgust for Americans against illegal immigration in Murrieta, California who turned away buses of illegal immigrants for, of all things, waving American flags and chanting “USA!”
“Nobody was even being released in Murrieta,” the Times‘ editorial board wrote on Thursday. “But the mayor urged residents to complain, and in a pageant of ugliness, dozens took action: They waved flags, screamed ‘U.S.A.!’ and turned three buses back.”
The Times’ editorial urged Obama to “go big” on executive actions by granting amnesty to the parents of so-called anchor babies — children who are born in the country to illegal immigrant parents.
The paper did not mention that pro-amnesty protesters in Murrieta chanted “Viva La Raza!” and waved Mexican flags. They also did not explain why Murrieta’s residents, like those across the country, were incensed that the federal government, without notice, tried to force them to take care of illegal immigrants who may be criminals and carrying diseases. At least four illegal immigrants who were on the buses had to be hospitalized with scabies and fevers.
In addition, local residents in these towns are also upset that taxpayer funds will be used to take care of the busloads of illegal immigrants they neither wanted nor anticipated.
Many municipalities have strained budgets, and Murrieta Mayor Alan Long, at a raucous Wednesday town hall, said he would send a “big fat bill” to Washington for the costs Murrieta has already had to incur. But he said he doubted that D.C. would foot the bill.