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Old 05-23-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: California
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A Vista man died along the U.S. border with Mexico last month trying to return to his family after being deported.
The body of Alfonso Martinez Sanchez, 39, was found on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, his family and authorities said. The reservation stretches along the Arizona border and is a frequent route for thousands of migrants attempting to cross the border illegally. It is an unforgiving environment, part of the Sonoran desert, where temperatures can often soar to more than 100 degrees.
Martinez was trying to return to his wife and five U.S.-born children, ages 5 to 18, said Juana Garcia Martinez, his wife. Martinez was the main bread winner and now the family is struggling to make ends meet, she said.
"He knew that we needed him," Garcia said. "He wanted to be here."
Maybe they should have thought about going to him in Mexico.

 
Old 05-23-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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Crime doesn't pay.

Do you have the link to the article?
 
Old 05-23-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: California
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Crime doesn't pay.

Do you have the link to the article?
EXCLUSIVE: Vista father of five dies in Arizona desert after being deported : Vista
 
Old 05-23-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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5 US born children?? That should bring a pretty penny in from the US government. The oldest is 18, so safe to assume he was in the country at least 20 years, if not more. I would like to know what crime he committed to get deported. Highly doubt it was only for being in the US illegally.

I guess it's time for the 18 year old to get a job. Being US born, there's nothing stopping him/her from working.
 
Old 05-23-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I said it before and I'll say it again. Crime is dangerous business.
 
Old 05-23-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I said it before and I'll say it again. Crime is dangerous business.
Gee whiz, maybe he should have just stayed where he belongs, in Mexico.
Maybe I'll cry tomorrow ,but, I doubt it.
 
Old 05-23-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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This is why illegals should really think long and hard, before making that decision to cross illegally. This really worth it now for this family. I feel bad, for the family but if they the parents cared that much about their family, why would they not become citizens.
 
Old 05-23-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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This is why illegals should really think long and hard, before making that decision to cross illegally. This really worth it now for this family. I feel bad, for the family but if they the parents cared that much about their family, why would they not become citizens.
Maybe to check "e-how" for how an illegal alien can become a citizen...
 
Old 05-23-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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This is why illegals should really think long and hard, before making that decision to cross illegally. This really worth it now for this family. I feel bad, for the family but if they the parents cared that much about their family, why would they not become citizens.
So he came here illegally in the first place, got deported and then made the stupid mistake of crossing a burning desert to commit the felony of returning here illegally once again and we are supposed to feel bad for him? Sorry, but "when you live by the sword you die by the sword" as the saying goes. I don't feel any more sorry for him than I would an American bank robber who got shot and killed by trying to rob a bank.
 
Old 05-24-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Too bad it's not 120 degrees year round. It works better than the fence.


The appropriate title should be:

Serial law breaker dies breaking the law.
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