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Old 09-19-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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Illegal immigrants are trashing the area and it ``is strewn with litter and debris, old articles of clothing that may be soiled, backpacks, discarded water bottles, food containers," said Steve Owens, director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Security.

DEQ and the Cocopah Tribe are partnering for the one-day cleanup of a stretch of land on the Cocopah Reservation.

``We're expecting that we'll clean up between 20 and 30 tons of everything from water bottles and food containers to plastic bags, backpacks, materials," said Owens.

Owens said the trash problem in border areas will not improve until something is done about illegal immigration.

``Some of this is just going to keep happening because, as long as people are coming across the border illegally -- bringing with them all kinds of materials and supplies, then dumping that stuff in the desert -- there's going to be a recurring problem," Owens said.

The trash left in the desert by border-crossers contaminates the soil, he said.

Border area near Yuma slated for trash cleanup

Wow . . just wow. The cost should be deducted from any foreign aid to mexico.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Illegal immigrants are trashing the area and it ``is strewn with litter and debris, old articles of clothing that may be soiled, backpacks, discarded water bottles, food containers," said Steve Owens, director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Security.

DEQ and the Cocopah Tribe are partnering for the one-day cleanup of a stretch of land on the Cocopah Reservation.

``We're expecting that we'll clean up between 20 and 30 tons of everything from water bottles and food containers to plastic bags, backpacks, materials," said Owens.

Owens said the trash problem in border areas will not improve until something is done about illegal immigration.

``Some of this is just going to keep happening because, as long as people are coming across the border illegally -- bringing with them all kinds of materials and supplies, then dumping that stuff in the desert -- there's going to be a recurring problem," Owens said.

The trash left in the desert by border-crossers contaminates the soil, he said.

Border area near Yuma slated for trash cleanup

Wow . . just wow. The cost should be deducted from any foreign aid to mexico.
Sherriff Joe needs to send his "chain gangs" down there to pick up all that trash! The only cost to the taxpayers would be bus fuel!
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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Yoo hoo-Al Gore, Sierra Club and others- where are you? Shouldn't you be taking part in this since this is a serious detriment to our environment? It is interesting how I never hear them discuss this. But then again -they are phonies who use the environment as a shield for their real agendas..
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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They should dump it all over the border ---- whereever there is a mexican there is a mexico? Then it follows that their trash should go on home.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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Yoo hoo-Al Gore, Sierra Club and others- where are you? Shouldn't you be taking part in this since this is a serious detriment to our environment? It is interesting how I never hear them discuss this. That is right-they are phonies who ues the environment as a shield for their real agendas..
Yes! You will hear nothing from Gore, or any 'green' society because they don't want to offend....well, actually they no doubt live in fear of the dreaded 'R' word and the resultant picketers outside their headquarters saying the Sierra Club hates latinos. Of course the signs would be in spanish...but still.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:50 PM
 
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They should dump it all over the border ---- whereever there is a mexican there is a mexico? Then it follows that their trash should go on home.
Ain't that the truth?

Of all the times I have been unable to rep you again, I truly hate this being one of them.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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Yoo hoo-Al Gore, Sierra Club and others- where are you? Shouldn't you be taking part in this since this is a serious detriment to our environment? It is interesting how I never hear them discuss this. But then again -they are phonies who use the environment as a shield for their real agendas..
Word. All those amnesty pushers will remain clueless, until one of their relatives is raped, shot, stabbed or killed.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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Damn shame this event is considered necessary!
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Word. All those amnesty pushers will remain clueless, until one of their relatives is raped, shot, stabbed or killed.
That is not out of the realm of possibility.

Especially a son or daughter of a leader of LULAC, MEChA, etc. is a victim courtesy of an illegal.
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:42 PM
 
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The truly sad part is that two weeks from now the border will probably once again be knee deep in trash.
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