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Mexican family finds work, then loss, in US
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2009

Posted on 10/19/2009 2:10:49 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) - Esteban Contreras had a bad feeling when his daughter and her husband said they were going to sneak across the border with their children.

He remembers telling his son-in-law: "You're going to put your children's lives in danger. You're going to put your wife's life in danger, your own life."

"He replied that he found a good smuggler, that everything would be all right, nothing would happen," Contreras said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; humantrafficking; immigrantlist; immigration; mexicans; mexico

1 posted on 10/19/2009 2:10:49 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

....a sad story indeed....I’m weary from reading these things....time to get that wall built along the entire border.


2 posted on 10/19/2009 2:14:21 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Contreras said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press from a jail cell.

Fixed it.
3 posted on 10/19/2009 2:17:11 PM PDT by envisio
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To: STONEWALLS

This story would never have happened if he had been shot on sight.


4 posted on 10/19/2009 2:18:33 PM PDT by envisio
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s time to toughen up the border and send a hardline message to the Mexican government. Those fools down there have got to stop being so cavalier with their own lives. Think of the stupidity of the driver of the SUV! If he’s caught, he can try again next week. Now people are dead and he’s in real trouble.

Which reminds me. Just how bad is it in Mexico that healthy people who are loyal to their own kind and their own kind only are willing to risk their lives to get to America? Mexico must really suck!


5 posted on 10/19/2009 2:19:28 PM PDT by BertWheeler (Dance and the World Dances With You!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It has always amazed me that a country with all the natural resources could have it’s citizens so poor. Our Founding Fathers put much in place that would empower the individual. Not just a few ruling families.


6 posted on 10/19/2009 2:19:37 PM PDT by BeckB
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To: STONEWALLS
...time to get that wall built along the entire border.

Yes, but opposition to it is fierce because opponents know (and fear) it will work.

7 posted on 10/19/2009 2:20:00 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now where is that violin, I seemed to have misplaced it.


8 posted on 10/19/2009 2:20:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Cecilia testified that the driver ignored passengers' pleas to slow down after the chase ended. The SUV crashed about 10 minutes later.

Sooo.. he crashed 10 minutes AFTER the chase ended? With 20 people in the SUV, I'm sure there are a few that can testify who was actually driving.

9 posted on 10/19/2009 2:20:49 PM PDT by OCC
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To: luvbach1

“Yes, but opposition to it is fierce because opponents know (and fear) it will work.”

Damn straight!


10 posted on 10/19/2009 2:21:39 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Waaaahhhh...


11 posted on 10/19/2009 2:22:28 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
More suffering to be laid at the feet of gutless & opportunistic politicians, unscrupulous employers and greedy race hustlers.

They're racking up quite a body count with their intentionally lax immigration policy. They will answer for their selfishness one day.

12 posted on 10/19/2009 2:27:09 PM PDT by skeeter (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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To: envisio
This story would never have happened if he had been shot on sight.

BTTT

13 posted on 10/19/2009 2:27:12 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama and the democrats in congress will be fixing this problem so these poor people won't get injured sneaking across the border.

Illegals will soon be strolling across the border in pure daylight, stopping only to pick up their Amnesty card and Social Security card, sign up for unemployment, welfare, food stamps, free medical, free schools and colleges, and get the paperwork started on their government assisted home mortgages.


14 posted on 10/19/2009 2:35:07 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself)
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To: BeckB

It is called Socialism. A few very very wealthy who are in bed with a corrupt government and many many poor with nothing.

Coming soon to a country near you.


15 posted on 10/19/2009 2:35:15 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: envisio

16 posted on 10/19/2009 2:36:00 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hear us, O Bama: Mmm, mmm, mmm.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's so hard and dangerous for Mexicans to enter the U.S. illegal

500,000 illegals march on Dallas Texas in 2006 making demands and threats while shoving foreign flags into the Texans faces.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/img/04-06/0409march.jpg

17 posted on 10/19/2009 2:42:23 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's so hard and dangerous for Mexicans to enter the U.S. illegal

500,000 illegals march on Dallas Texas in 2006 making demands and threats while shoving foreign flags into the Texans faces.


18 posted on 10/19/2009 2:43:08 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I feel bad for the kid, because it wasn't his choice, but the rest of them? Thppppt. Don't give a rat's @ss.

And the rest of his family is over here working, when legal citizens are going bankrupt, getting foreclosed on, and we have double digit unemployment for actual citizens. In this economy, we need to demand that the federal government make the employer verification system for social security numbers mandatory. Right now, it's voluntary.

It's nice to know that I'm laid off, drawing less than $4 an hour unemployment, paying $163 a month for Cobra, even with the federal 9 month subsidy, and his whole family of illegals is over here, and they're gainfully employed.

19 posted on 10/19/2009 2:44:00 PM PDT by TheLurkerX (If you want renewable energy, I'm sure the founding fathers are spinning in their graves.)
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To: BertWheeler

I think it’s pretty bad. I know one lady that works in a hotel in Ft. Stockton, TX that says she goes across the border 1x per month to take gifts to portions of her family left in Mexico.

She is here legally, but they’ve never tried. I asked how far it was and she said about 2 hours. She said you’d never find it without a hand drawn map as their “homes” are down dirt roads and they have no running water or electricity.

She said she takes clothes, shoes and food that they cannot afford to buy. She works a 2nd job so she can do this w/o depriving her own family....

Sounds bad to me.


20 posted on 10/19/2009 2:53:01 PM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: STONEWALLS

Westmoreland is a ways from the border.

http://americanpatrol.com/ABP/SURVEYS/BORDER-2009/EL-CENTRO/HTML-EC/Sector.html


21 posted on 10/19/2009 2:55:16 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: envisio

He is still in Mexico.


22 posted on 10/19/2009 2:56:25 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: leapfrog0202
Sounds bad to me.

Typical sob story. The Mexicans are the biggest whiners that ever lived, bleeding the gringo and the gringa all the while, wiring billions of US dollars back to the villages every year. Yeah, it's bad .... for America.

23 posted on 10/19/2009 3:02:47 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Go DODGERS!!! All the Way!!! Win it for Vinnie!!!)
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To: TheLurkerX

Was it a Ford Explorer; cause, I’m seeing Dollar Signs here.


24 posted on 10/19/2009 3:08:22 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: dragnet2
500,000 illegals march on Dallas Texas in 2006 making demands

That's not a protest march...it's a target rich environment.

Then again, maybe not.

25 posted on 10/19/2009 3:22:21 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (Eat right...exercise...die anyway.)
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To: BertWheeler
Mexico must really suck!

It does indeed. Their economy is in shambles, war in the streets, utter chaos.

26 posted on 10/19/2009 4:07:18 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: Graybeard58
We're not far away from the same thing happening here.

sw

27 posted on 10/19/2009 4:20:53 PM PDT by spectre (spectre's wife)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Enforce the laws and this would not happen.


28 posted on 10/19/2009 4:45:44 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

29 posted on 10/19/2009 5:09:45 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: BeckB

You’re darn right. With oil, gold, lots of precious minerals, verdant land for growing crops of all kinds AND pre captia more billionaires than any oher Western nation in the Western Hemisphere, Mexico is the richest country in Latin America. Its also THE most coruppt country in the world. It is in the condition its in because of the Mexicans themselves. Rather than do something about and fix their country, their elites tell them to go ‘’El Norte’’’ and let the gringos take care of you. They ‘’owe to Mexicans’’ is the prevailing sentiment. I’m sick of this arrogant attitude on their part The Loerd helps those that help themselves’’ High time the Mexicans understood this. Its not the responsibility of the US taxpayer to make up for Mexicos short comings.


30 posted on 10/19/2009 8:04:10 PM PDT by JoeMac ("Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more!'' Popeye The SailorMan)
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To: BertWheeler
Which reminds me. Just how bad is it in Mexico that healthy people who are loyal to their own kind and their own kind only are willing to risk their lives to get to America? Mexico must really suck!

It's truly terrible. Mexico quite possibly has the most corrupt government on the planet. Every aspect of live there is steeped in corruption, bribes, favoritism, crime, cheating, and graft.

But: until the people of Mexico decide that it is worth risking everything to make it better, it will never be better.

Freedom, as they say, is never free. There are no shortcuts. Coming here and sending money home doesn't fix anything. It just dumps more money into propping up a rotten system.

Its up to Mexicans to fix Mexico. Not us, not anyone else. They need to decide whether freedom is worth fighting for.

31 posted on 10/19/2009 8:18:02 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Mitt Romney 2012: Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!)
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To: skeeter

“More suffering to be laid at the feet of gutless & opportunistic politicians, unscrupulous employers and greedy race hustlers.

They’re racking up quite a body count with their intentionally lax immigration policy. They will answer for their selfishness one day. “

AKA the Squatter Support Squad


32 posted on 10/20/2009 10:03:00 AM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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