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Old 07-23-2017, 11:09 AM
 
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Who remembers when 18 immigrants died in a boxcar in Texas in 1987?
18 Suspected Aliens Die in Locked Boxcar - latimes
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: TX
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I remember many such tragedies over many years. The latest, in San Antonio:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...muggling-case/
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:19 PM
 
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I remember many such tragedies over many years. The latest, in San Antonio:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...muggling-case/
As Chief McManus pointed out in a press conference, this sort of thing happens all the time. It's just not usually on such a large scale.
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Old 07-23-2017, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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As Chief McManus pointed out in a press conference, this sort of thing happens all the time. It's just not usually on such a large scale.
In fact it happens daily during the summer when talking about the entire border with Mexico.
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:17 AM
 
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Not me.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:20 PM
 
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First, they are not immigrants, they are Illegal Aliens. Second, it's not a tragedy since they were fully aware what they were doing and they just paid for the consequences of their OWN actions, knowing they are breaking the law and no one force them to get in the truck. Had they did it the right way, to get here LEGALLY, they wouldn't have suffered the consequences from their illegal acts. Lastly to answer your question, no I do not remember.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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The traffic of illegal aliens is a business of the drug cartels, the drug lords don't care if the illegal aliens died or live they all ready paid before they crossed to the USA. The border of the Rio grande river in the Mexican side is controlled by the cartels and everybody should pay in order to cross to the USA illegally, so in order word all the illegal indigestion is giving the drug cartels more money so they could buy more guns and keep the right in tamaulipas and Mexico.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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I don't remember that. It's probably been going on ever since then. We probably don't hear of a lot of the cases. There have probably been many other cases under the radar and out of the spotlight, if you know what I mean.
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:42 PM
 
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Yes. It happened in Victoria, TX. It's really sad. From what I remember they were locked in a truck and they were in our hot TX weather, in a metal truck, no air, no water, and a huge tragedy.


I didn't check your link - Just wrote from my memories of seeing it on the news back then. Imagine being the cops and discovering that.
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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When these types of smuggling operations gone wrong occur inside of Mexico, they may or may not make the news in the U.S. For example, this is news from yesterday:

http://www.koat.com/article/migrants-found-abandoned-in-trailer-in-mexico/10382394

Here's another story that has been repeated many times over the years in the city of El Paso area:

People drowned attempting to cross into the U.S.
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