Letter from California: ‘Welcome to California!’ The door is always open
Media reports tell us some of the Central American illegal immigrants will be moved from Texas to California. Not surprising! The door seems to always be open in California for anyone or anything regardless of the toll it takes on the California taxpayers.
Other reports have it that the federal government plan to fly the illegal immigrants from South Texas to California had been canceled but could be reinstated. No explanation was given as to why the plans were changed.
The plan, if reinstated at a later date, is to transport the illegal immigrants, supposedly 140 of them, to San Diego, with another 140 going to El Centro. Once inside San Diego, they will be moved next door, to the county of Riverside, where the illegals will be processed, according to reports.
The city in Riverside, where the federal government is planning to process the illegals after they leave San Diego, is called Murrieta.
In the latest population figures of 2014, Murrieta boasts a population of 103,466 and over 105,000, according to another website. Sixty nine percent of the population is Caucasian, while 25 percent are Hispanic. Various groups make up the remainder of the population.
Additionally, Murrieta describes itself as being a young, on-the-go affluent community, with a median age of 32 and an average family income of more than $100,000.
The Murrieta City website, states that its city was once again, recently recognized by the FBI as one of the top ten safest places in the nation. It appears that this sleepy town could be on the brink of a major change.
Most likely, many residents of Murrieta and the surrounding areas did not even know about the possibility of 140 illegals from Central America coming to their city. There is no doubt in my mind that this number is illustrative only of the initial wave of illegals that may be coming to Murrieta and remaining there permanently should Obama’s plan move forward.
Members of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing border patrol agents, have said that the San Diego Sector of the Border Patrol is making plans to receive, process and then release 500 illegal aliens into the U.S. per week from those transported to California from Texas.
Murrieta will see more and more illegals dropped off at its doorstep should the plan ever be initialized. Murrieta is about an hour away from San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. It is an “ideal” location to traffic these people through to other locations without very much fanfare.
Apparently, had the plan gone through, the residents of Murrieta would only have found out about the surprise guests once they had been delivered.
Riverside County is a conservative-leaning county. They would have undoubtedly not been in favor of Obama’s relocation plan for these illegals if they had known about the plan. It will be interesting to learn of their reactions to what Obama had been planning without their knowledge.
If Gov. Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown has any say, he will surely welcome the illegals to California with open arms should the occasion arise.
Brown program has always been to overwhelm the state with high taxes, extended participation in the Obamacare Exchange and other social programs that are bankrupting the state.
Left-leaning Californians are used to just taking what is thrown at them without much resistance for the most part.
It is uncertain at this point if the Obama administration will reinstate the plan or search elsewhere for a place to send the illegals. Only time will tell. However, thankfully for California, indecision seems to rule the day for this administration.
For now, Californians, at least those in Murrieta and El Centro, can breathe a sigh of relief.
Assuming the plan is reinstated and there aren’t any MS-13 gang members in the incoming group, as in other groups, and there are no other criminals being transported in this group to Murrieta, then the residents can expect to be overwhelmed, financially and emotionally, due to a lack of infrastructure to care for the illegals.
If there are MS-13 gang members and other “low-level” criminals in the group, then the people of Murrieta need only to look to the 2012 FBI statistics to see what fate awaits them.
As of Friday, the government once again changed its mind and decided to send illegals from Texas to San Diego, Murrieta and El Centro starting in the last week in June.