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Immigrant detainees: Local officials deflect anger to Obama, Congress
Immigrant detainees: Local officials deflect anger to Obama, Congress

At a raucous town hall meeting in Murrieta Wednesday night, city officials had a message for residents who a day earlier successfully blocked immigrant detainees from entering a local Border Patrol processing facility: Blame the federal government. At the meeting, during which roughly 750 area residents peppered local representatives and law enforcement personnel with their concerns over plans to move detained immigrants through the facility, Murrieta Mayor Alan Long reiterated the need for the federal government to do more to address the influx of undocumented immigrants. Citizens, he said, should direct their complaints not to local representatives but rather to Congress and the...

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