A mix of poverty, violence and smugglers' false promises has led to an influx of Central Americans -- including minors -- illegally entering the United States.
Tuesday's protest came a day after the federal government deported its first group of the recent wave of undocumented Central American immigrants to Honduras. They were about 40 adults and children who had been recently held at a facility in Artesia, New Mexico.
More deportations to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are expected soon, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said.
The tensions in Oracle mirror the strife this month in Murrieta. On July 1, a wall of angry protesters blocked three buses of undocumented immigrants from entering their community and forced them to turn around.
Demonstrators in Murrieta quarreled with counterprotesters over the country's immigration system.
"I just wish America would be America again because it's not, and it's not just pointed to the Hispanics," protester Ellen Meeks said. "Everybody needs to go through the legal ways."
But immigration rights advocate Enrique Morones likened the migration to a refugee crisis and suggested that racial antipathy was motivating protesters.
"If these children were from Canada, we would not be having this interview," he told CNN. "The parents have had enough. They are saying, 'If I don't send my child north, they are going to die.' "
A national protest day
This weekend, at least 11 groups are organizing what they describe as "the largest coordinated protest against all forms of amnesty, comprehensive immigration reform, and the government's failure to enforce immigration laws and secure our borders will begin, all across America."
At least 260 protests will include demonstrations at state capitols and Mexican consulates and on freeway overpasses. Groups in California, Texas and Florida scheduled the lion's share of events.
Among the sponsoring groups are the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, which describes itself as a resource on illegal immigration; and the Tea Party Community, which calls itself "a conservative hub for sharing ideas."
Their flyer makes strong assertions: "Illegal aliens with communicable diseases and conditions such as tuberculosis, scabies, and head lice are entering our country unabated. There is a very real security risk to Americans from drug cartels, gang members, and terrorists -- all of whom can cross our border with no resistance. Adding insult to injury, American taxpayers are being forced to pay for transportation, housing, schooling, legal assistance, and more for the illegals crossing our border."
The organizers didn't immediately respond to a CNN e-mail seeking further comment.
On Monday, residents in Vassar, Michigan, protested against any undocumented juvenile immigrants coming to Tuscola County under a local social service agency's proposal, according to CNN affiliate WJRT.
At a special Vassar City Council meeting Monday, members of Michigan Immigration Control and Enforcement told elected leaders they don't want the juveniles in their town, the station reported.
Vassar Mayor Pro Tem Dan Surgent also opposed any local agency's plans to house the youths and blamed Obama for the crisis, saying he is "a President that you can't trust, you can't believe him," the affiliate reported.
"We are not insensitive, we are not a bunch of white racists out here, like they like to portray us. We love children. Otherwise, if we didn't care of about kids, we wouldn't have let Pioneer Work and Learn 22 years ago," Surgent said, according to WJRT.
He was referring to the Pioneer Work and Learn Center, which is a youth program of Wolverine Human Services, the agency proposing to house the youngsters, the affiliate said.
Federal officials couldn't be immediately reached for comment.
One welcoming place
Not everyone is protesting the immigrants.
More than 40 miles north of Murrieta, residents in Fontana, California, have been welcoming.