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Murrieta protests return immigration issue to forefront of state politics
Murrieta protests return immigration issue to forefront of state politics

When rancorous protests over illegal immigration erupted in Murrieta this week, forcing the retreat of buses carrying women and children who had entered the nation illegally, they pushed to the forefront a onetime potent political issue in California that had faded in recent years. California GOP politicians accused President Obama and Gov. Jerry Brown of failing to lead amid a humanitarian crisis, but also agreed with Obama that the children must be returned to their home countries immediately to avoid creating a magnet for more illegal immigration. In contrast, top California Democratic elected officials, notably those expected to seek higher office, declined to say what exactly should...

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