After three buses of 140 illegal immigrants arriving in Murrieta were forced to turn around by a large group of protesters, they were rerouted back to a Customs and Border Protection facility in San Ysidro on Tuesday. The Central American passengers were screened for unknown diseases and at least 40 were being quarantined at the Border Patrol Chula Vista Station with active scabies and head lice.
As reported by ABC10 News, the illegal aliens are mostly Hondurans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans and entered the country through the Texas border. Unlike Mexican illegal immigrants, who can be quickly deported back into Mexico, Central Americans who cross into Texas must be flown by plane back to their countries, which is an expensive process.
So far, the US Government is spreading the thousands of illegal entrants across multiple states for processing and then releasing many of them to family members who themselves are here illegally. Unfortunately, according to Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza, about 70% of the border patrol agents are being taken off the border and being used as babysitters and processors, allowing criminals to cross the border undetected.
Border Patrol union official Ron Zermeno told ABC10 that the immigrants could be sent to other Border Patrol facilities across the southern part of California including: El Cajon, El Centro, Chula Vista, Campo, Boulevard, or San Clemente.