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Illegals Using Fire To Clear Border
Washington Times ^ | Jerry Seper

Posted on 06/18/2007 8:24:03 PM PDT by CAWats

U.S. Border Patrol agents seeking to secure the nation's border in some of the country's most pristine national forests are being targeted by illegal aliens, who are using intentionally set fires to burn agents out of observation posts and patrol routes.

The wildfires also have resulted in the destruction of valuable natural and cultural resources in the National Forest System and pose an ongoing threat to visitors, residents and responding firefighters, according to federal law enforcement authorities and others.

In the Coronado National Forest in Arizona, with 60 miles of land along the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Forest Service firefighters sent in to battle fires or clear wild land fire areas are required to be escorted by armed law enforcement officers.

Armed smugglers of aliens and drugs have walked through the middle of active firefighting operations, the authorities said.

The Border Patrol's Tucson, Ariz., sector, which encompasses most of the Coronado National Forest, has the highest incidence of cross-border violators in the nation.

Nearly 500,000 illegal aliens were apprehended last year -- more than 30,000 a month. In addition, nearly 100,000 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $200 million, was seized as it was hauled through the Coronado National Forest.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aliens; bordersecurity; environment; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; invasionusa
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1 posted on 06/18/2007 8:24:06 PM PDT by CAWats
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To: CAWats

They know that if the Border Agents do their job, they’ll end up in jail.


2 posted on 06/18/2007 8:25:39 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: CAWats

Hmmm...Illegal aliens just creating the fire-breaks that Americans won’t do?


3 posted on 06/18/2007 8:26:17 PM PDT by Hornet19 (Secure Border + Fined Employers - Welfare = Self-deportation.)
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To: CAWats

Just say NO to Illegal Alien Amnesty!! Keep calling!! It’s NOT OVER!!

U.S. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121

U.S. House switchboard: (202) 225-3121

White House comments: (202) 456-1111

Find your House Rep.: http://www.house.gov/writerep

Find your US Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


4 posted on 06/18/2007 8:26:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Fred Thompson/John Bolton 2008)
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To: CAWats
Where the environmentalists on this ecological sabotage of American land? Missing In Action.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

5 posted on 06/18/2007 8:27:48 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Brilliant

Declare areas burned out in such a manner to be free fire zones.


6 posted on 06/18/2007 8:28:00 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: eyespysomething
U.S. Border Patrol agents seeking to secure the nation's border in some of the country's most pristine national forests are being targeted by illegal aliens, who are using intentionally set fires to burn agents out of observation posts and patrol routes.

It's a good thing that I'm constantly reminded that these people are breaking our laws because our economy is dependent on them.

Otherwise, I might start thinking that what they're doing - the tactics they are employing - seems an awful lot like an invasion.

7 posted on 06/18/2007 8:30:56 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: CAWats
Nearly 500,000 illegal aliens were apprehended last year -- more than 30,000 a month

And we are told to believe there's only 10M illegals in the country....

8 posted on 06/18/2007 8:31:01 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: CAWats

Likely New York Times headline on this story:

“Bush’s Refusal to Allow Free Access for Undocumented Workers Causes Global Warming”


9 posted on 06/18/2007 8:31:23 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: HiJinx; Spiff; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; ...

You may find this interesting.


10 posted on 06/18/2007 8:31:24 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: CAWats

They break our laws,they burn our forests,they bring in drugs,they steal our jobs,SAY NO TO THE KENNEDY,McCAIN,BUSH BANANA BILL !!!


11 posted on 06/18/2007 8:31:58 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: Brilliant

Bring in a couple helicopter gunships and lets see who starts the fires.....


12 posted on 06/18/2007 8:32:07 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: CAWats

Well, there you go. They can destroy our country and society, and liberals will welcome them with open arms, but now they’re destroying pristine habitat, so watch for them to scream for something to be done.


13 posted on 06/18/2007 8:33:27 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

If that’s all it takes, I volunteer to go torch some scrub brush. :p


14 posted on 06/18/2007 8:36:24 PM PDT by Politicalmom ("Mom, I'll be old enough to vote for Fred when he runs for his second term." -My Son. (I'm proud))
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To: CAWats

Paging Al gore... Paging Al gore *crickets*


15 posted on 06/18/2007 8:36:49 PM PDT by Cinnamon
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

The illegal aliens are burning the brush and trees that they usually hide behind to cross the border...

And where are the environmental whackos?


16 posted on 06/18/2007 8:38:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: CAWats

If Bush was doing the job, those arsonists would not be on this side of the border.


17 posted on 06/18/2007 8:38:23 PM PDT by Abcdefg
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To: CAWats; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; Grampa Dave; Travis McGee; goldstategop
She said law enforcement personnel have been assaulted, threatened with weapons and shot at, and their vehicles have been rammed by cross-border violators. Because of the remoteness of the area, she said, timely assistance from other law enforcement agencies is not always possible and communications limitations and active interference with radio frequencies in Mexico create additional safety risks.

Gee, but, Tony Snow said this isn't an invasion.

18 posted on 06/18/2007 8:39:58 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Politicalmom

I hear you.


19 posted on 06/18/2007 8:40:18 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: CAWats
Since they've established the rules of engagement.....


20 posted on 06/18/2007 8:41:15 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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