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Old 08-10-2008, 05:43 AM
 
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The U.S. government has spent more than $51 million over the past four summers flying nearly 64,000 illegal immigrants home to Mexico City.
The flights are intended to break the smuggling cycle and reduce the desert death count. But evidence shows the binational Interior Repatriation Program has not made any substantial difference in border smuggling or desert deaths. And the principal beneficiary is a Mexican airline contracted to operate the twice-daily flights out of Tucson, critics say.
In the 362 days the voluntary flights were offered, during 2004-2007, the bodies of 342 illegal immigrants were discovered along Arizona's stretch of the U.S-Mexico border — nearly one per day, Southern Arizona medical examiners' records show. The yearly totals recorded by the U.S. Border Patrol show that the number of border deaths each year since the program started in 2004 has been higher than in any of the previous years.
Taking just the number of bodies handled by the Pima County medical examiner, and comparing 2001-2003, before the repatriation program started, with 2004-2007, the number of bodies found hasn't decreased.
"The repatriation efforts have not stopped deaths. There's not even a decrease in deaths," said Jennifer Allen, director of Border Action Network, a Tucson-based immigrants-rights organization. "This continues to be this deadly, exorbitantly costly shell game."


U.S. is out $51M for flying 64,000 illegals to Mexico | www.azstarnet.com ® (http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/252028 - broken link)

Wow . . . . just Wow. Whatever it costs to get them home should be deducted from Mexico's foreign aid. The insanity continues . .. . . . .
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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The U.S. government has spent more than $51 million over the past four summers flying nearly 64,000 illegal immigrants home to Mexico City.
The flights are intended to break the smuggling cycle and reduce the desert death count. But evidence shows the binational Interior Repatriation Program has not made any substantial difference in border smuggling or desert deaths. And the principal beneficiary is a Mexican airline contracted to operate the twice-daily flights out of Tucson, critics say.
In the 362 days the voluntary flights were offered, during 2004-2007, the bodies of 342 illegal immigrants were discovered along Arizona's stretch of the U.S-Mexico border — nearly one per day, Southern Arizona medical examiners' records show. The yearly totals recorded by the U.S. Border Patrol show that the number of border deaths each year since the program started in 2004 has been higher than in any of the previous years.
Taking just the number of bodies handled by the Pima County medical examiner, and comparing 2001-2003, before the repatriation program started, with 2004-2007, the number of bodies found hasn't decreased.
"The repatriation efforts have not stopped deaths. There's not even a decrease in deaths," said Jennifer Allen, director of Border Action Network, a Tucson-based immigrants-rights organization. "This continues to be this deadly, exorbitantly costly shell game."


U.S. is out $51M for flying 64,000 illegals to Mexico | www.azstarnet.com ® (http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/252028 - broken link)

Wow . . . . just Wow. Whatever it costs to get them home should be deducted from Mexico's foreign aid. The insanity continues . .. . . . .
Whatever it costs, it is worth every penny. My only suggestion would be that the Government use Orbitz and see if they can't get a better deal on tickets.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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Whatever it costs, it is worth every penny. My only suggestion would be that the Government use Orbitz and see if they can't get a better deal on tickets.
. ITA. Financially, I'm anal, and still want every penny of it deducted from financial aid, prior to cutting the check.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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. ITA. Financially, I'm anal, and still want every penny of it deducted from financial aid, prior to cutting the check.
Not Orbitz. PRICE LINE!!!

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Scene: Government Office. An INS agent sitting in front of computer looking puzzled flanked by two stereotypical caricatures of Mexican Illegals, with sombreros, standing next to him while one holds a Chihuahua.

INS Agent: “I’ll just book 3 more tickets for you to return to Mexico.”

Suddenly from stage left William Shatner appears.

Shatner: “Don’t touch that button. Your paying way to much.”

Mexican 1 and 2 look at each other, then step forward putting themselves between Shatner and the INS agent.

Mexican 1 (In a BAD Mexican accent): “This is none of your business Gringo. You are not INS. You don’t have a badge.”

Shatner: “Badges? I don’t need no stinking Badges.”

Fight ensues between Shatner and the two Mexicans and the Chihuahua. Shatner quickly defeats them using “patented James T Kirk” martial arts techniques. The final kick sending the mutt sailing through the air and out the window.

Shatner Turning to the INS Agent: “Let me show you how you can save millions booking these flights on Priceline.”

INS: “But I can’t do that. We’re the US Government. We’re supposed to spend more then we need to get the job done.”

Shatner while typing on the INS Agent's computer: “Nonsense. Priceline can save the US taxpayer millions by letting them name their own price.”

INS agent looks at the price Shatner has managed to get and is amazed.

INS: “Wow. I never thought it could be so cheap. Now our polititians can spend the money we saved with Priceline to build that *** farm in the Mohave Desert. Thank You Price Line.”

Shatner staring into the camera with his patented smile: “Remember Priceline. For when you need to get the best deal for deporting Illegal Aliens."

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Old 08-10-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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Not Orbitz. PRICE LINE!!!

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Scene: Government Office. An INS agent sitting in front of computer looking puzzled flanked by two stereotypical caricatures of Mexican Illegals, with sombreros, standing next to him while one holds a Chihuahua.

INS Agent: “I’ll just book 3 more tickets for you to return to Mexico.”

Suddenly from stage left William Shatner appears.

Shatner: “Don’t touch that button. Your paying way to much.”

Mexican 1 and 2 look at each other, then step forward putting themselves between Shatner and the INS agent.

Mexican 1 (In a BAD Mexican accent): “This is none of your business Gringo. You are not INS. You don’t have a badge.”

Shatner: “Badges? I don’t need no stinking Badges.”

Fight ensues between Shatner and the two Mexicans and the Chihuahua. Shatner quickly defeats them using “patented James T Kirk” martial arts techniques. The final kick sending the mutt sailing through the air and out the window.

Shatner Turning o the INS Agent: “Let me show you how you can save millions booking these flights on Price line.”

INS: “But I can’t do that. We’re the government. We’re supposed to spend more then we need to get the job done.”

Shatner while typing on the INS Agents computer: “Nonsense. Priceline can save the US taxpayer millions by letting them name their own price.”

INS agent looks at the price Shatner has managed to get and is amazed.

INS: “Wow. I never thought it could be so cheap. Now my government can use the money we saved with Priceline to build that *** farm in the Mohave Desert. Thank You Price Line.”

Shatner staring into the camera with his patented smile: “Remember Priceline. For when you need to get the best deal for deporting your illegal Aliens.

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Random
ROFL! Maybe you should send that to Priceline. If they actively go after the gov.'s business and it saves the taxpayer money I am all in favor of it. Point out that this is a new, untapped market that is sure to see explosive growth in the future.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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Not Orbitz. PRICE LINE!!!

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Scene: Government Office. An INS agent sitting in front of computer looking puzzled flanked by two stereotypical caricatures of Mexican Illegals, with sombreros, standing next to him while one holds a Chihuahua.

INS Agent: “I’ll just book 3 more tickets for you to return to Mexico.”

Suddenly from stage left William Shatner appears.

Shatner: “Don’t touch that button. Your paying way to much.”

Mexican 1 and 2 look at each other, then step forward putting themselves between Shatner and the INS agent.

Mexican 1 (In a BAD Mexican accent): “This is none of your business Gringo. You are not INS. You don’t have a badge.”

Shatner: “Badges? I don’t need no stinking Badges.”

Fight ensues between Shatner and the two Mexicans and the Chihuahua. Shatner quickly defeats them using “patented James T Kirk” martial arts techniques. The final kick sending the mutt sailing through the air and out the window.

Shatner Turning to the INS Agent: “Let me show you how you can save millions booking these flights on Priceline.”

INS: “But I can’t do that. We’re the US Government. We’re supposed to spend more then we need to get the job done.”

Shatner while typing on the INS Agent's computer: “Nonsense. Priceline can save the US taxpayer millions by letting them name their own price.”

INS agent looks at the price Shatner has managed to get and is amazed.

INS: “Wow. I never thought it could be so cheap. Now our polititians can spend the money we saved with Priceline to build that *** farm in the Mohave Desert. Thank You Price Line.”

Shatner staring into the camera with his patented smile: “Remember Priceline. For when you need to get the best deal for deporting Illegal Aliens."

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Random
You guys are cracking me up . . . the above? Comedic Gold!
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