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MURRIETA (CBS 8) - A day of protests turned into a night of protests in Murrieta, as demonstrators continued draw a hard line in the battle of immigration.

The Border Patrol is known to back down in confrontations, such as the protesters blocking the roadway Tuesday afternoon, but CBS News 8 was also told in this case the agents didn't feel safe trying to drive through the crowd.

Anti-immigration protesters continued to go face-to-face into the night with supporters of the undocumented migrants who were on their way to Murrieta.

CBS News 8 showed San Diegan's the overflowing tension.

Some have mixed reactions to the tension that occurred after 140 undocumented migrant children, mostly from Central America, flooded the Texas border and then were flown to San Diego and bused to Murrieta for processing. Some people held signs that said "Return to White House" and "Americans are Immigrants."

"That’s really hard, I am a mom of three kids my husband and I are working to support our family. It just kind of sucks that some of our dollars have to go paying for people are illegal in our country,” said Tiffany Hill.

The handmade signs thrown in the air - one even threw a punch.

“I think it's a little bit rude and not really a good show of what America is about,” said Allison O'Halloran.

After being met with protesters, the Border Patrol conceded and the buses reversed and head back to San Diego.

CBS News 8 spoke with the Murrieta Mayor Alan Long Tuesday night by phone. Long has been against the transport since he got word last week. He says the community needs to show compassion for the families, but also take the immigration issue to politicians.

A town hall meeting is scheduled in Murrieta Wednesday.

Another flight of 140 migrant families are expected to arrive in Southern California this week.

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