Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Two cities, two outlooks on immigration

This is a tale of two cities.

Murrieta, in southern California, attracted a lot of TV cameras last month when protestors blocked three buses carrying illegal immigrants to a processing center.

The crowds bristled with racially tinged hostility. “What kind of criminality will happen?” demanded a demonstrator. One woman wore a shirt bearing the legend, “If You Can’t Feed Them Don’t Breed Them.” Another carried a homemade sign blaring, “Send Them Back With Birth Control.”

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