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Old 03-29-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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The grisly discovery last month is part of a spike in drownings since October. Immigrants, desperate to avoid detection at a time of increased patrols, are choosing more dangerous and remote crossings into South Texas. The Border Patrol has responded by expanding its search-and-rescue teams to monitor the area, particularly weed-choked irrigation canals where many of the bodies are being found.

Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

That's the price people pay for TRYING to go into another country against that country's laws.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:43 AM
 
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The grisly discovery last month is part of a spike in drownings since October. Immigrants, desperate to avoid detection at a time of increased patrols, are choosing more dangerous and remote crossings into South Texas. The Border Patrol has responded by expanding its search-and-rescue teams to monitor the area, particularly weed-choked irrigation canals where many of the bodies are being found.

Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

That's the price people pay for TRYING to go into another country against that country's laws.
All lawbreakers face risks when they commit crimes and yes they'd better be prepared to pay the price then. I have no sympathy for any lawbreakers.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:14 PM
 
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It's sad. These people are willing to risk their lives to get to America, travel thousands of miles, and die on it's doorstep. RIP.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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It's sad. These people are willing to risk their lives to get to America, travel thousands of miles, and die on it's doorstep. RIP.
Agreed. Had they stayed HOME instead of trying to come here illegally, they might still be alive in 2015.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:45 PM
 
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It's sad. These people are willing to risk their lives to get to America, travel thousands of miles, and die on it's doorstep. RIP.
They risked their lives to break the law.
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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It's sad. These people are willing to risk their lives to get to America, travel thousands of miles, and die on it's doorstep. RIP.
When people knowingly engage in illegal activities, if they aren't aware that with illegal activity comes risks, then they aren't too bright.

What's even worse is when they subject their minor children to such risks.

It's too bad that people drown in the Rio Grande. However, if they didn't thumb their noses at our immigration laws and instead applied to come here legally, patiently awaiting their turn, they would still be alive today.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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It's too bad that people drown in the Rio Grande. However, if they didn't thumb their noses at our immigration laws and instead applied to come here legally, patiently awaiting their turn, they would still be alive today.
There is no avenue for most to apply. No line they can join. If they are lucky enough to have a US citizen brother or sister then the wait is about 18 years.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:20 PM
 
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There is no avenue for most to apply. No line they can join. If they are lucky enough to have a US citizen brother or sister then the wait is about 18 years.
That doesn't give them the right to come here illegally.

If they have the option of "chain migration", then there is nothing stopping them from applying. So, they have to wait a long time. Other people have patiently awaited their turn to come here and obeyed our laws. Illegals have some nerve thinking that they could just thumb their noses at our laws.

Besides, with Obama dictating, for example, DACA and amnesty for those who birthed an anchor baby, it clogs the immigration application process even more, thus making those who obey the law wait even longer.

We owe illegals nothing but deportation orders.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:20 PM
 
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There is no avenue for most to apply. No line they can join. If they are lucky enough to have a US citizen brother or sister then the wait is about 18 years.
That ain't our problem. If we want legal aliens; we'll allow them to come here, if we don't, then they need to stay OUT of the US and pay the price for breaking our laws.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:52 AM
 
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There is no avenue for most to apply. No line they can join. If they are lucky enough to have a US citizen brother or sister then the wait is about 18 years.
That's just life. We can't always have what we want. We have quotas for legal immigration for good reasons. If you don't fall within those quotas then just accept it. We have to protect our own citizens and illegal immigration harms our own.
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