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Posted: Jul 4, 2014 11:36 AM

Updated: Jul 4, 2014 11:37 AM

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) Demonstrators have gathered again outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, California, where the agency intends to process some of the immigrants who have flooded the Texas border with Mexico.

The crowd numbers about 120 Friday morning, about a third opposing illegal immigration and two thirds supporting immigrants. Shouting matches have erupted but there has been no violence. Police are monitoring the scene.

Earlier this week a crowd of protesters blocked buses carrying women and children migrants who were flown from overwhelmed Texas facilities to be processed in Murrieta, about 55 miles north of downtown San Diego.

The Border Patrol had to take the migrants elsewhere.

Topics: US--Immigration Overload-Flashpoint

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