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SOTU Scoop
July 2nd, 2014
02:17 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, July 2, 2014.

1. Immigration crisis.  The federal government's effort to deal with the recent surge of undocumented immigrants from Central America is meeting with resistance.  A group of angry protesters blocked three buses of immigrants who were transported from south Texas to southern California.  Demonstrators in the city of Murrieta forced the buses to turn around while yelling "USA" and "deport."  They also got into a heated shouting match with counterdemonstrators.  The 140 immigrants were eventually taken to San Ysidro and San Diego for processing.  Unaccompanied children account for the vast majority of the immigrant surge, which has been fueled by violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.  Immigration advocates and the White House have described the influx as a "humanitarian crisis."