Mayor urges residents to fight migrant flights

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Updated: 6/30/2014 4:19 pm

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California mayor is urging residents to fight a plan to fly migrant families from Texas for processing at a border patrol facility in his city.

Murrieta Mayor Alan Long said Monday that a hotline to field community questions is being prepared, and police will be ready for any security issues, though he acknowledges the migrants won't be released locally and don't have criminal records.

Long says border officials told him a flight carrying 140 people is expected Tuesday. He says migrants will be processed at a Murrieta border patrol facility and turned over to immigration authorities.

Border Patrol officials in San Diego could not immediately confirm a date for the migrants' arrival.

Border agents say another flight is expected to take migrants to El Centro for processing.

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