How businesses in Murrieta are coping with immigration protests

Lizzie O'Leary Jul 18, 2014
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How businesses in Murrieta are coping with immigration protests

Lizzie O'Leary Jul 18, 2014
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Earlier this year, the town of Murrieta California started positioning itself as a culturally diverse and economically strong oasis in the California desert. About an hour north of San Diego, the bedroom community is trying to lure companies in the tech and medical fields. But then, a wave of undocumented immigrants began crossing the border in Texas, some 800 miles away.

Soon, US Immigration and Custom Enforcement officers brought hundreds of those undocumented immigrants to the federal detention in Murrieta. And with that, anti-illegal immigration protests broke out, giving the city a huge public relations black eye.

To see how the business community is responding to all the bad press, we spoke with Kim Davidson, Murrieta’s Business Development Manager. 

Click play above to hear how immigration and immigration protests affect Murrieta.

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