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Old 06-09-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Interesting. You know the first time I watched Border Wars and got a load of the different ways people go really far to try to sneak in America and/or stay there. I remember watching about a doctor south of the border of Arizona who actually altered people's hands to make new hand prints and they were so horribly obvious. It's like, who would do that? Someone desperate enough I guess.
Criminals are often desperate people.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Fue en el 2007, yo sabía que me podían detener, aunque en ese lugar casi todos son mexicanos o de otros lados; hay pocos gringos y eso hacía pensar que era un lugar seguro”, relata.
WOW. He thought because he was surrounded mostly by Mexicans and there were few 'gringos', he was safe.

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Ahora, con la Reforma Migratoria, señala que intentará regresar de la misma manera que lo hizo la primera vez: cruzando por el desierto.
This is Immigration DEFORM attracting more illegals. This guy's basically saying he's going to come back in the way he did last time...by jumping the fence and schlepping through the desert.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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It's not down malamute. It's actually up 30% this year so far.
They are flooding across the Texas border

As U.S. Plugs Border in Arizona, Crossings Shift to South Texas - New York Times, 6/16/13

Almost 100,000 caught since October 2012 ...... imagine how many more got through.

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Even though more planes and helicopters have been sent to the Rio Grande area, the effort has been slowed considerably by recent federal budget cuts, which have created severe fuel shortages and other complications that have at times grounded border aircraft. Agents have also had to double up in patrol vehicles, or have been ordered to sit in their vehicles without driving. Several parts of the border, like one 25-mile stretch west of McAllen, are at times not being watched, so the number of migrants who cross from Mexico without getting caught is surging, too, three agents said in interviews last week.

“It’s really demoralizing because there’s so much traffic passing through here and we can’t do anything about it,” one agent said Friday while on patrol, asking that his name not be used because he was not authorized to speak publicly. “And when you try to do something and they won’t let you do it,” he added, having been ordered during recent shifts not to drive his truck, “it’s just really demoralizing.”

Corruption has also been a problem: two Homeland Security auditors, until recently based in McAllen, were indicted in April on charges that they falsified documents when they were supposed to be investigating a string of cases in which Border Patrol agents had been helping smuggle illegal immigrants and drugs into the United States.
A big problem with the new bill is that Janet Napolitano has total control of how the money is spent AND that she has the authority to "waive" any of the requirements whenever she pleases. The way it is written now, Napolitano gets to decide when the border is secure. This is exactly how ObamaCare was written.

I'm not interested in any "gang" legislation that is written in a back room. There isn't anyone from Texas that has any say in this bill, and Texas has just about 1/2 the border with Mexico. It's already nearly 1200 pages long - another "read it after it's crammed down to find out what's in it".
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I'm in central Texas..about 6 hours from the border and we see the increase in Hispanic residents.
I just can't imagine they are all legal citizens/LPRs. Then again we can't ask for proof when they come to register their kids for school.
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