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One Image Sums Up Everything Wrong With America’s Attitude Towards Immigrants

By Zak Cheney-Rice

The news: Well, this is just sad.

Three busloads of detained immigrants were being transported to a detention center in Murrieta, Calif., on Tuesday when they ran into this:

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CBS: LAPD To No Longer Comply With Feds On Immigration Hold Requests

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department will no longer comply with federal immigration detainer requests issued without judicial review, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday.

The Police Department will now only honor requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to keep someone in custody if there has been a judicial determination of probable cause or a warrant from a judicial officer, Garcetti said.

“The federal government is in charge of enforcing federal immigration laws, not us at the local level,” Garcetti said in a speech at City Hall. “That responsibility can’t be forced onto local law enforcement officials who already have stretched budgets.”

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Fox Baselessly Stokes Fears That “Busloads” Of Immigrants Are Inundating Small Towns

By Olivia Marshall

Fox News host Bill Hemmer reported that “busloads of illegals” are inundating the small town of Murrieta, California, to stoke fears that immigrants are being sent to towns around the country indiscriminately. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection explained that the immigrants are being transported to other border patrol facilities to alleviate overcrowding and facilitate speedy processing of immigrants.

In June, the Los Angeles Times reported on unsanitary, overcrowded conditions at detainment centers in Texas and Arizona following an influx of unaccompanied minors into the country, necessitating transfers to other facilities.

On July 1, anti-immigrant protesters in Murrieta forced buses transporting immigrants from overcrowded facilities in Texas to reroute to other facilities.

During the July 7 edition of Fox’s America’s Newsroom, Murrieta Mayor Alan Long discussed the immigration protests in his town with Hemmer. During the discussion, Hemmer reported ominously that “busloads of illegals roll into the town of Murrieta” and asked Long, “How did we reach this point, where your small little bedroom community is inundated?” Long claimed to have no idea why border patrol would send immigrants to his “bedroom community of 106,000,” saying that “all of a sudden, the world showed up at our doorstep.” He also warned that “you can’t just send them all over the country.”

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