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Old 01-04-2011, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Default Lifelines Strung Along U.S.-Mexico Border Canal to Prevent "Migrant" Drownings

More tax dollars squandered on illegal aliens. Thereís an easy solution: Donít cross illegally, especially if you canít swim.

Why not build a bridge for even easier illegal access.

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CALEXICO, Calif. - A government agency on the front lines of the immigration debate has begun installing lifesaving buoys in a fast-moving canal along the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants drown each year as they sneak into the country illegally.

Juan Avalos swam across the canal in 2001 and 2004 and planned to do it again sometime this month with a few friends. They will use a ladder or rope to climb over a nearby border fence before plunging into the canal.

"Anyone who knows how to swim really well is going to be fine," said Avalos, 40. "Anyone who doesn't swim that well may have problems. It's easy for me."
Lifelines strung along U.S.-Mexico border canal to prevent migrant drownings | StarTribune.com (http://www.startribune.com/nation/112892134.html - broken link)
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Why don't we just supply them with rubber dinghys as well...........good god
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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This stuff enrages me.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Pa
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My first response was like yours. Why facilitate the crime? But then as you read the article it talks about a badly decomposed body that was found. That invites disease,I for 1 would rather avoid that potential if we can. What we can do is build a 30foot vertical wall on our side and eliminate the bouys because illegals will see that it is impossible to scale the wall while fighting a fast current. It would cost more but it would also be an effective barrier.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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My first response was like yours. Why facilitate the crime? But then as you read the article it talks about a badly decomposed body that was found. That invites disease,I for 1 would rather avoid that potential if we can. What we can do is build a 30foot vertical wall on our side and eliminate the bouys because illegals will see that it is impossible to scale the wall while fighting a fast current. It would cost more but it would also be an effective barrier.
This does nothing to aid any animals that fall in. There will still be dead cattle, deer and coyotes besides smaller animals. It doesn't hurt the water supply anyway.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: ...at a 3AM epiphany
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I see the logic in helping these people. In fact, let's just enable ALL criminals with their behavior so they reduce any risks associated with their crimes.

Here, have my stuff, I'll put it on the porch for you. Wouldn't want you to hurt yourself carrying it out!
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The thing that is really stupid is that there are bridges all up and down it. You can't fix stupid.


It reminds me of criminals that break your window to steal you car and the door was unlocked. Or the time the dirt bag slashed the top on my beemer, rolled down the back window to unlock the door and the front window was down. Plus the stereo was a pull out and their was a club on the steering wheel.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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Some wanted the lines placed at 45-degree angles and pointed downstream toward Mexico. That way, anyone who grabbed a line would be pushed by the currents away from the U.S. and back to Mexico.
LOL
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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They interviewed a person who's done this multiple times without repatriation? Oh, the joy...
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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LOL
That is rich isn't it.

Do these morons think it is like flushing a toilet to get rid of them?
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