Residents Protest Both Sides of the Immigration Issue

Border tensions on the rise over large number of immigrants, particularly children, pouring over the American border.
1:34 | 07/04/14

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season turning the sky dark. The wall of dust not far behind here. And a storm brewing at America's border where on this day, thousands of immigrants come to America. Protesters on both sides are ready and waiting tonight. Here's ABC's David Wright. Reporter: A different sort of fireworks today in Murrieta, California. I hate that all of our country is being invaded. Reporter: This week, protesters have blocked several bus loads of undocumented immigrants. They hoped to do so again today. But the anti-immigrant protesters were outnumbered three to one. And so far, the buses haven't come. This is an invasion. Reporter: Many Murrieta residents loudly object to their community being dragged into the border debate. This is an invasion. Why is the National Guard not out there? People probably believe this is a xenophobic, racist group of folks here. Reporter: Today, a backlash from others sympathetic to the plight of the immigrants. I'm here to support the children. I feel bad they came a really long way, and all of this hatred is directed their way. It's not their fault. Please raise your right hand. Reporter: Today, at a ceremony for new citizens in Washington, D.C., the president made no mention of the anger across the southwest. The basic idea of welcoming immigrants to our shores is central to our way of life. It is in our DNA. Reporter: But it sure doesn't look that way in Murrieta. We turn to a big consumer

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