Protesters chant 'Deport, deport!' as immigrant families enter California

 

Angry protesters blocked three buses carrying immigrant families to a border patrol processing station in California on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.

More than 100 protesters waived American flags and chanted "USA!" "Impeach Obama!" and "Deport, Deport!" as they waited for the buses coming from Texas to arrive at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection station in Murrieta, nearly an hour away from San Diego.

Federal authorities tried to steer away from the entrance, according to USA Today, but the crowd blocked the street and forced the buses to reroute to a San Diego border facility.

The standoff comes after Murrieta's Mayor Alan Long urged residents to fight against a plan to make the community a processing site for the surge of immigrants entering the country illegally.

To help ease overcrowding at facilities along the Texas-Mexico border, many immigrants are being sent to other areas.

More than 52,000 unaccompanied children, mostly from Central America, have been apprehended entering the U.S. illegally since October.