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Jul 14, 2014 9:05 PM by Lauren Reimer

Protest planned in Oracle over arrival of migrant kids

ORACLE - Where the pavement ends on Mount Lemmon Highway is where Oracle residents plan to stage a protest Tuesday morning.

Much like the residents of Murrieta, California, when people of Oracle received word that 40 unaccompanied migrant children would be transferred to their town, they decided they would show their disapproval with a protest.

Rodger Skiba is one of the men organizing the rally. He spent Monday afternoon preparing for what could be an early morning, and a long afternoon.

No one is entirely sure what time the bus of children might be arriving, but when they do, Skiba's plan is to block Department of Homeland Security vehicles from traveling down the winding gravel road to the facility.

The location, called Sycamore Canyon Academy, is a boys ranch operated by Rite of Passage.

DHS says this will only be a temporary placement until the office of refugee resettlement can find a more permanent facility for the children.

Sycamore Canyon Academy says its mission is to improve the lives of youth, not debate a position on immigration.

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