Despite little details being released by the federal government, elected leaders and community service groups across Southern California are bracing themselves for the impact of having hundreds of immigrant families taken here.
The first wave of families — totaling about 300 people — will arrive in Murrieta and El Centro Tuesday.
Additional flights will arrive every three days as the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol tries to address the overcrowded facilities in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, which has seen an unprecedented spike in illegal crossings since October.
Here's the latest:
3:09 p.m.: With the protest too much in Murrieta, Border Patrol union representatives confirm the buses are heading to a San Diego County processing center.
2:55 p.m.: The crowd of protesters in Murrieta blocked buses from entering the Border Patrol station. Officials did not immediately say where they were going to be detoured.
2:38 p.m.: Imperial County officials have confirmed that the Border Patrol will not bring migrant families to El Centro until Wednesday. Border Patrol and ICE have assured the county that the transfer will not become a drain on local resources...
2:07 p.m.: The buses carrying migrant families from Texas have arrived in Murrieta.
The buses took a detour rather than enter the Border Patrol station's front entrance, where about 100 people are gathered.
A Department of Homeland Security official in California told The Associated Press that a chartered plane landed in San Diego after 12 p.m. with 136 migrants on board. The official was not authorized to be named when speaking on the issue.
Murrieta city officials are planning a 5 p.m. announcement in front of City Hall.
-- Ricardo Cano
1:37 p.m.: After the families are processed inside the Border Patrol station in Murrieta Border, they will be taken by vans to bus stops across the region and dropped off, three different Border Patrol union representatives have told The Desert Sun.
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This is breaking news right now. At 1525 hours PDS time, the buses are right now on the I-15 fleeing back to San Diego.
Americans won this battle against Obama jihadist delinquents from Central America.
We don't want them here. Deport them now.