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Reporter's Notebook: Eyes on the Border (USA-Mexico)
Foxnews ^ | January 09, 2004 | Adam Housley

Posted on 01/10/2004 1:10:20 PM PST by traumer

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:38:16 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SAN DIEGO It felt like we were back in the Middle East, but this was much closer. Our crew, three of us, arrived at the border southeast of San Diego late in the morning.

The location, an abandoned Korean-War-era Air Force landing strip, had seen better days. This is the home of the U.S. Border Patrol's Air Mobile Unit, the only one like it along the turbulent line seperating the U.S. and Mexico..

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; immigrantlist
I have no comment.....
1 posted on 01/10/2004 1:10:21 PM PST by traumer
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2 posted on 01/10/2004 1:11:31 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!)
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To: traumer
If Bill Clinton was America's first "Black" President....
Guess we know who America's first "Hisapnic" one will be...
3 posted on 01/10/2004 2:51:19 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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4 posted on 01/13/2004 5:01:35 AM PST by JustPiper (Register Independent and Write-In Tancredo for March !!!!)
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5 posted on 01/13/2004 7:17:05 AM PST by HiJinx (Go with Courage, go with Honor, go in God's good Grace. Come home when you're done. We'll be here.)
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To: traumer
Heat, dust & scorpions. It doesn't get much more miserable than the California border with Mexico. Truly the butt end of America.

Gotta give credit to these guys for electing to spend their working lives there.

6 posted on 01/13/2004 7:43:07 AM PST by skeeter (Fac ut vivas)
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To: HiJinx
Their unit bases its training and missions on other Special Operations teams within the U.S. government, but these men have little of the special treatment or equipment. Their makeshift office -- tacked-on to a silverish rusting hangar -- remains outdated and certainly not large enough to hold men with such a daunting task.

Millions in benefits for illegals and these guys have to scrape by. It's a disgrace. Cut off funds for illegals and redirect the money into the Border patrol.

7 posted on 01/13/2004 8:09:51 AM PST by SAMWolf (Amish bumper sticker: Caution! Do not step in exhaust.)
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To: SAMWolf
My normally composed and well-behaved wife lost it this morning when Fox News showed clips of Presidents Bush and Fox in Monterrey.

She's quite pi$$ed over the observation that President Bush is giving away the farm in order to cultivate the Hispanic vote.

Whether or not that is his actual purpose, that is the perception...and therefore, the reality.
8 posted on 01/13/2004 8:39:59 AM PST by HiJinx (What goes Clop...Clop...Clop...Bang...Clop?)
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To: traumer
"According to a RoperASW poll from last year, 83 percent of Americans support mandatory detention and forfeiture of property for illegal immigrants, followed by deportation."

I'm one of the 83%.

If the President Bush or Tom Ridge would announce that in six months they will be paying a $50 per head bounty for each illegal alien on American soil there would be a mad rush for the borders.

A policeman in a car costs the average city about $200 an hour. Helicopters cost at least $2000 an hour with the ground crews. What is the full cost of a teacher per hour? $140.00 or there about.

If we could get illegal aliens to turn each other in, just the ones trying to slip through the net, (I know thousands would attempt it) we would save billions in law enforcement, welfare programs, unemployment, medical care, job training and schools the first year.

Do all this under Executive Order and tell the Courts to back off. This is national security!

Any employer who has employed an illegal alien more than five months from the announcement date will be fined $5000 per employee. One month later enforcement begins. This will give employers 5 months to shed the illegals and hire legally papered actual American citizens.

Then on the announced date, start in a state such as Oklahoma. Well centered, not overly populated and clean the state out. This would give Homeland, INS and Border Patrol time to install their co-agents in various court houses around the country to verify a persons paperwork, i.e.. birth certificates, hospital records, etc.

Go state to state from the epicenter sweeping out the criminals who have successfully avoided suspicion. They already had 5 months to get out, hanging around to test the system carries a SEVERE penalty. They won't be able to say they weren't warned.

Divide a state into quadrants depending on population per square mile., First arrest those whose names were turn in for the bounty. Then others suspected by local law agencies. When arrests slow down, open an adjoining quadrant.

Get caught after the selected dated and the result would be every foreign national who is not in America legally would forfeit all their belongings (houses, cars, bank accounts, etc.) and be deported within 24 hours. These forfeited belongings would then be given to local churches for distribution to the needy in that community. Another cost saver!

This enforcement would apply to illegals from every country in the world, not just Mexico.

Imagine the number of Chinese who would be taking the ship home with everything in the house, new cars, you name it would be on those ships. The thousands of Canadians who decided the USA was better than Canada would be again headed North.

How many schools could be closed? How many hospitals and state paid housing tracts? How many welfare offices? How many planned jail enlargements could be stopped for lack of need?

How many state and federal employees would find out that they have the time to actually give good service to their American customers?

Oh yes, it would be an economic shocker in the amount of taxes that could be reduced or used to actually improve something needed for American citizens, instead of illegal foreigners.

Want an approximate number of the population drop? Try 50 million+ with the majority over 30 years of age, having been illegal residents of America for over ten years.

Just imagine the frantic squealing from our politicians thinking of the lost votes and contributions. That would be a sideshow worth watching!

Scan the whole page for good reading!
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9 posted on 01/13/2004 8:56:44 AM PST by B4Ranch (Wave your flag, don't waive your rights!)
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To: HiJinx
Alot of normally politically apathetic or GOP Kool-Aid drinkers that I know have also made the Fox-Bush connection and they are quite verbal about their dislike of that union. Of course it helps us that Fox quite clearly fits the stereotype of a Mexican autocrat/revolutionary just by his shifty appearance.
10 posted on 01/13/2004 8:57:50 AM PST by junta
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To: HiJinx
Bump for later.
11 posted on 01/13/2004 2:45:16 PM PST by 4.1O dana super trac pak (PHASE II: The President has declared a war on poverty.)
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To: traumer
Dangerous job bump ---- they also get shot at

Agents fired upon at border

12 posted on 01/13/2004 3:48:19 PM PST by FITZ
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