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Notre Dame and Miami players banned from crossing border into Mexico (ND pulls passports)
Irish Central ^ | 12/28/10 | DARA KELLY

Posted on 12/28/2010 6:11:25 AM PST by Libloather

Notre Dame and Miami players banned from crossing border into Mexico
By DARA KELLY, IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
Updated Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 8:04 AM

Players from both the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Miami Hurricanes have been banned from crossing the border into Mexico during their free time before the Sun Bowl.

In fact Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly see Mexico, one of the worlds most dangerous cities, as such a threat and temptation for his players that he has taken his players passports away before they fly to El Paso, according to the Globe and Mail.

The Miami Hurricanes also did not bring their passports. The teams also met with a local law enforcement officers to emphasize the dangers with the players.

El Paso is at the border to Cuidad Juarez which is the center of a massive drugs war. More that 3,000 people were murdered in this city in 2010 and most crimes go uninvestigated.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banned; border; bowl; juarez; mexico
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1 posted on 12/28/2010 6:11:30 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

***In fact Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly see Mexico, one of the worlds most dangerous cities... ***

Surely this is a misprint, right? I mean, almost everybody with any brain at all knows that Mexico is a country, not a city, right?


2 posted on 12/28/2010 6:16:32 AM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

The city of Mexico is in one of our 57 states, Guacamole, I think.


3 posted on 12/28/2010 6:21:10 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: Libloather

Smart move.


4 posted on 12/28/2010 6:21:35 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: irishtenor

Mind thinking faster than his verbal processing rate. I am sure that he two thoughts: Mexico is a very dangerous country, Juarez is a very dangerous city. Then probably thought that claiming all of Mexico is very dangerous, he shift to say “city.”

Common in interviews, depositions, etc.


5 posted on 12/28/2010 6:22:27 AM PST by Squidster
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To: Libloather

“... he has taken his players passports away ...”


Passports! Passports? We don’ need no stinking passports!


6 posted on 12/28/2010 6:22:32 AM PST by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: irishtenor
No, that's no misprint. That's the Fighting Irish for you.

Go Canes!

In all seriousness, it's a shame you can't go into Mexico anymore. Northern Mexico has turned into Helmand Province, and the Administration is sitting on the news. Nobody goes there who wants to remain alive.

Best,

Chris

7 posted on 12/28/2010 6:23:22 AM PST by section9
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To: Libloather

Only an idiot would go into Juarez nowadays, but somebody ought to tell the Irish coach that you don’t need a passport to go into Juarez from El Paso.


8 posted on 12/28/2010 6:23:47 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: section9

Leftover combat fatigues from 1987?


9 posted on 12/28/2010 6:29:15 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Mobties

“Passports! Passports? We don’ need no stinking passports!”

In the 70s, I flew my plane into Mexico, landing in Taxco.
I never had a passport until the late 90s.

I also went to Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic...
Never needed a passport.


10 posted on 12/28/2010 6:30:01 AM PST by AlexW
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To: irishtenor

It appears they left some letters/words out of the article.

Perhaps these: “s Cuidad Juarez, “


11 posted on 12/28/2010 6:33:35 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: irishtenor

Evidently neither geography nor English grammar are being taught at ND these days.


12 posted on 12/28/2010 6:34:21 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Squidster
Common in interviews, depositions, etc.

And MANY F.R. posts. Not only have I seen it (over and over and over), I have done it myself a few times over the years.

13 posted on 12/28/2010 6:35:15 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: section9

It did not appear to me that the article was quoting the coach. I think the mistake/typo was the reporter’s.


14 posted on 12/28/2010 6:35:34 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: AlexW

The requirement for having a passport to cross into/out of Mexico, Canada and the Carribean Islands which are (or are controlled by) foreign nations, did not go in to effect until just a very few years ago. 2006, maybe?


15 posted on 12/28/2010 6:39:19 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Libloather

But... but.. Moochelle 0bama says Mexico is safe for tourists!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2494756/posts


16 posted on 12/28/2010 6:47:36 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: WayneS

The US passport is required for re entrance into the US by US nationals, not for entrance to e.g. Canada, since Canada recognizes alternative forms of identification such as birth certificates. It’s the TSA of (now) Janet Incompetano that requires it and only within its jurisdiction. We really have ceased to be citizens and have become subjects...


17 posted on 12/28/2010 6:51:27 AM PST by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so..)
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To: WayneS

“The requirement for having a passport to cross into/out of Mexico, Canada and the Carribean Islands which are (or are controlled by) foreign nations, did not go in to effect until just a very few years ago. 2006, maybe?”

I have no idea. I did not have a passport until the 90s.
Prior to that, I never needed a passport anywhere in North America or the Caribbean.
I am now on my second passport. My first one was so full, I had to have pages A to X added before it expired.


18 posted on 12/28/2010 6:54:57 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Apparently nobody has told you that since June of 2009 you need either a passport or WHTI document to get back in the States.


19 posted on 12/28/2010 6:57:15 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: irishtenor

***In fact Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly see Mexico, one of the worlds most dangerous cities... ***

Surely this is a misprint, right? I mean, almost everybody with any brain at all knows that Mexico is a country, not a city, right?

All I can say is, wow, the admission standards for Notre Dame’s Journalism program have certainly slipped.


20 posted on 12/28/2010 6:57:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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