Transcript for Showdown at the Border in Marietta Texas
Now that potentially explosive scene from the south the showdown near the border. You'll remember the images we showed you last night here on world news buses filled with immigrants. Headed to a processing center in Southern California angry protestors stopping the bus forcing them to turn back. Some of the passengers mothers and children our cameras were on the border as many children came across about parents at all. Tonight here though you'll hear from the mayor of that town explaining why the people who live there are so angry here's ABC's -- model. In the dead of night a Border Patrol bus filled with a hundred. 40 Central American immigrants tries again to find safe park. Moms and children on board fresh from their illegal crossing turned away in Marietta California. The roadblocks. The immigrants send him. Because Border Patrol facilities in south Texas are jam. But this California town said no we would have. 500 immigrants potentially on the streets in Marietta which we don't have the resources to handle here is what the -- fears the Border Patrol holds the immigrants only long enough to process them. And then as we saw firsthand. Releases limit local Greyhound stations where they're free to go anywhere. This is an international bus station there are plenty of buses going south the top -- and other places in Mexico. But there's no line there the only line. Is here and it's a long because these buses from going north into the United States the golden. Ohio. Memphis. Texas the Louisville, Kentucky. Listen here brought her five year old son on the journey starting in Honduras then eight days on a bus through Mexico. Across the Rio grand by raft the McAllen Texas four nights in a Border Patrol processing center and then by bus to -- All would just one promise show up in court today at 10 o'clock in the morning in Baltimore. ABC news was there she was knocked out there. She wasn't at the -- address she gave either Border Patrol sources say fewer than 20% ever show up as promised. You tell me how many of them -- going to voluntarily turned herself yet. What's -- been. Each. Engine novel about from the border in Washington tonight to -- map was really eye opening from Honduras to Texas to Maryland and tonight authorities have lost track. That's right and that's exactly the problem you point out -- David and that's why the president says he needs billions of dollars now to build more detention centers. And also to get more immigration judges to process these people. Faster but administration also saying that the only real cure for all of this is immigration reforms -- the debate rages on -- -- tonight thank you.
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