More Central American migrants sent to California despite backlash

USA By: Tad Lumpkin 3:35 pm

(Reuters) – Residents of a Southern California town confronted their mayor on Wednesday over the arrival of Central American migrants for processing after they slipped across the Mexico border into Texas, extending an influx that has swamped authorities there.

Families and unaccompanied minors have been fleeing strife-torn Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras and streaming by the thousands over the U.S.-Mexico frontier with the help of human smuggling rings.

Most have shown up in Texas, swamping detention and reception centers there and leading U.S. immigration authorities to set up overflow sites in California and other states in the Southwest to help screen and manage the influx.

 

 

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SOURCE: More Central American migrants sent to California despite backlashhttp://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/03/us-usa-immigration-california-idUSKBN0F802T20140703

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