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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

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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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Wouldn’t you need the passport to return, though?


21 posted on 12/28/2010 7:02:21 AM PST by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“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.”

But you do need a passport to return to El Paso from Juarez.
As of June of last year anyone returning to the US from Mexico and Canada must have a passport or passport card.

You can cross back over without either one, but you will go through hell doing it. My son got my wife’s car stuck in Algodones BC Mexico 2 weeks ago. I was given the 3rd degree, searched, and both of my vehicles were searched. The Customs agent said he went “easy” on me because I am a retired Marine. I do not go to Mexico if I don’t have to, and I do not plan on ever going back. It’s a shame, I used to like going to Mexico before all hell broke loose down there.


22 posted on 12/28/2010 7:25:36 AM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Libloather

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

Mexico is a city. Who knew?


23 posted on 12/28/2010 7:53:52 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: eCSMaster

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 12/28/2010 7:55:52 AM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Libloather

Why would anyone want to visit the s**thole of Juarez?


25 posted on 12/28/2010 8:05:12 AM PST by tom paine 2
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I guess I missed that. Years ago when I was stationed at Ft Bliss we used to be able to go back and forth across the border without any documents. Nowadays, I guess you need a passport, but who the hell would want to go there now?


26 posted on 12/28/2010 8:12:29 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Libloather; deadmenvote; tuffydoodle; secondamendmentkid; re_nortex; Lorianne; Wage Slave; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


27 posted on 12/28/2010 2:24:12 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: irishtenor

While Brian Kelly is a pro-abort grifter and a Democrat, it was the author of the article, and not Kelly, who misidentified the place across the river from El Paso.

This matchup highlights two of the most evil people in higher education today—left-wing whackist/liberation theology supporter/persecutor of Rosary-praying Catholics John Iscariot Jenkins of ND, and ex-Clinton cabinet secretary and femiNazi baby killer Donna “Boom Boom” Shalala of scUM.

As for Catholics vs. Convicts, former coach Lou Holtz had it about right—that statement is not completely accurate—not all of ND’s players are Catholic.

Go Irish!!!!!!


28 posted on 12/28/2010 2:25:21 PM PST by nd76
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To: AlexW; Old Retired Army Guy; All

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_pa_tw_2223.html


29 posted on 12/28/2010 2:31:06 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: eCSMaster

LOL Funny


30 posted on 12/28/2010 3:22:26 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: eCSMaster

LOL Funny


31 posted on 12/28/2010 3:22:26 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: AlexW

You do now!


32 posted on 12/28/2010 3:51:36 PM PST by southphilly
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

You need a passport to come back into the USA if you’re an American. No joke!


33 posted on 12/28/2010 4:05:29 PM PST by lonestar
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To: MarkBsnr
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...

Only those who still recognize the federal government as still holding any legitimate constitutional authority, and continuing to pay attention to its edicts and lying pronouncements.

And with every such edict and every additional lie, more Americans turn their back on Washington and prepare for the conflict that will shortly follow.

34 posted on 12/31/2010 7:39:24 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: tom paine 2
Why would anyone want to visit the s**thole of Juarez?

Boy's Town.

35 posted on 12/31/2010 7:41:31 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

But a Notre Dame player could stay there and live.


36 posted on 12/31/2010 7:51:52 PM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should stand up and fight.)
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To: archy
Only those who still recognize the federal government as still holding any legitimate constitutional authority, and continuing to pay attention to its edicts and lying pronouncements.

Izzat so? Tell you what: leave the country without a passport and then give the border guards that line upon your return. Let us know how all that works out for ya...

37 posted on 01/02/2011 1:48:37 PM 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: MarkBsnr
Only those who still recognize the federal government as still holding any legitimate constitutional authority, and continuing to pay attention to its edicts and lying pronouncements.
Izzat so? Tell you what: leave the country without a passport and then give the border guards that line upon your return. Let us know how all that works out for ya...

It might be more interesting to note how such an encounter would go for the border guards....

You know what's at Medicine Hat?


38 posted on 01/04/2011 4:43:56 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: archy
Medicine Hat is nearly 100 miles from the border. How about answering the question:

You're in the car with your wife and kids coming back from a vacation and give the border guards a line of guff. How is all that going to work out for you? How long will you be detained and questioned? How many cavities and how far will they be probed? Okay tough guy, let's take it one step further: you're in the SUV with your Branch Davidian buddies and decide that you're simply going to gun it by the border guards. How far are you going to get?

p.s. I'd put the Gurkhas man for man up against almost all the military units in the world, especially alone in the field or in small units without massive technological support. They are some of the toughest people in the world.

39 posted on 01/04/2011 5:01:41 PM 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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