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13 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in California Wearing U.S. Marine Uniforms
Fox News ^ | 22 March 2011 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 03/23/2011 2:06:05 AM PDT by Racehorse

Border Patrol agents recently arrested 13 illegal immigrants disguised as U.S. Marines and riding in a fake military van, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday.

The illegal immigrants were clad in Marine uniforms when they were apprehended at the Campo Border Patrol Westbound I-8 checkpoint at 11 p.m. on March 14 near Pine Valley, Calif., border officials said. Two U.S. citizens in the van also were arrested.

After the suspicious white van was subjected to secondary inspection, it was determined that the driver of the vehicle and its front seat passenger were U.S. citizens who were attempting to smuggle 13 illegal immigrants into the United States. All of the vehicle's occupants wore U.S. Marine uniforms, reportedly emblazoned with the name "Perez."

"This effort is an example of the lengths smugglers will go to avoid detection, and the skilled and effective police work and vigilance displayed everyday by Customs and Border Protection personnel," the agency said in a written statement.

The van used in the smuggling attempt, according to California's El Centro Border Intelligence Center, was a privately owned vehicle registered out of Yucca Valley, Calif., and was bearing stolen government plates that had been defaced. The center digit -- 0 -- was altered to read as an 8. Further research through multiple government agencies determined that the plate belonged to a one-ton cargo van registered to the U.S. Marine Corps.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; US: California
KEYWORDS: crime; illegalinvasion; illegslimmigrant; immigration; invasion; law; mexicanwar2; warwithmexico

1 posted on 03/23/2011 2:06:10 AM PDT by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

The question is....how many times have they run this scheme and gotten away with it?


2 posted on 03/23/2011 2:08:32 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Nope, the question is what was their true motive for dressing in Marine Uniforms? Just to sneak into the country or for some other more dangerous plot?


3 posted on 03/23/2011 2:12:45 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

maybe they wanted to impress their girlfriends


4 posted on 03/23/2011 2:15:39 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: SF_Redux

Good guess, but my guess is they were going to commit terrorist acts. You notice the article doesn’t say what country they are from. Also, the first question asked, “how often has this been done?” is quite relevant, especially if someone is building up a significant force to attack American infrastructure


5 posted on 03/23/2011 2:26:47 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Racehorse

Line them up, and shoot them.


6 posted on 03/23/2011 2:29:21 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: calex59

when criminals get caught in the most stupid ways, it is always a good question to ask “ how many times have they done it to be so comfortable to be sloppy “

a trucker has pointed out such sloppiness recently
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvMjoPxNJQQ


7 posted on 03/23/2011 2:30:26 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: SF_Redux

they let the trucker live


8 posted on 03/23/2011 2:30:52 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Racehorse

All 13 are named “Perez”? That’s a relief. I would be really worried if they were all named “Mohammed”.


9 posted on 03/23/2011 2:45:50 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: Racehorse

They want to be Marines, so ship them to Afghanistan as the “Perez Unit” to patrol the Pakistan border.


10 posted on 03/23/2011 3:13:41 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Fresh Wind

They thought that “Perez” tag meant “General” in English.


11 posted on 03/23/2011 3:28:42 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Racehorse

Ship em to Libya!


12 posted on 03/23/2011 3:50:39 AM PDT by Eternal_Bear
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To: pepsionice

You made me stop laughing. Wondered if this was a one shot deal. But I think your right.


13 posted on 03/23/2011 3:56:18 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: OldNewYork; rabscuttle385; Grampa Dave; Cincinatus' Wife; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; La Lydia; ...
Clad in U.S. Marine uniforms, 13 illegal immigrants were apprehended at the Campo Border Patrol Westbound I-8 checkpoint near Pine Valley, Calif, according to a March 15 report by California's El Centro Border Intelligence Center.

They were in a van bearing stolen government plates that had been defaced. The center digit -- 0 -- was altered to read as an 8.

Further research through multiple government agencies determined that the plate belonged to a one-ton cargo van registered to the U.S. Marine Corps.


14 posted on 03/23/2011 4:12:34 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Liz

We’re at war — shoot them all for being spies.


15 posted on 03/23/2011 4:33:59 AM PDT by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: Racehorse

FoxNews

So this is the "bigoted" news Barack Obama and others claim is offered by Fox News?

ABC,CBS, NBC, the NYT, ARE the enemy.

16 posted on 03/23/2011 4:49:02 AM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: Racehorse

Send them from the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli.


17 posted on 03/23/2011 4:58:10 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Obamacare: Not just dreck. Unconstitutional dreck.)
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To: BigCinBigD
"Line them up, and shoot them."

Line them up, and let ME shoot them. This is disgraceful and cannot be tolerated. I'm sure our Director of Homeland Security is outraged, and is beefing up the border as we speak. /s

18 posted on 03/23/2011 4:59:41 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today, if you build a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: calex59

If they had rights, they would just be exhibiting their freedom of expression.

Judges have already ruled that you can wear false awards, such as the Medal of Honor, in keping with freedom of expression.


19 posted on 03/23/2011 5:03:50 AM PDT by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: calex59

———what was their true motive -——

That is the primary question.

Are they foreign troops infiltrating? Are they cartel soldiers infiltrating?

This is not a matter for ICE, it is a military matter. To Gitmo and then let the military sort it out. This might become a cause for limited reprisal with a hellfire equipped drone.


20 posted on 03/23/2011 5:05:15 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: calex59

———what was their true motive -——

That is the primary question.

Are they foreign troops infiltrating? Are they cartel soldiers infiltrating?

This is not a matter for ICE, it is a military matter. To Gitmo and then let the military sort it out. This might become a cause for limited reprisal with a hellfire equipped drone.


21 posted on 03/23/2011 5:05:35 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Racehorse

The Few, The Perez


22 posted on 03/23/2011 5:29:49 AM PDT by epithermal
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To: Condor51; Tennessee Nana; AuntB; Clintonfatigued; raybbr; TADSLOS

The penalties for this shocking crime should be steep and long-lasting.

L/E should also check the number of identities the scumbags have.

AND how much they are fraudulently collecting on the US govt gravy train with each identity-——UI, Disability, SSI, Social Security, EITC refunds, food stamps, Medicare/aid, Section 8 housing, sub-prime mortgages, etc, etc, etc.


23 posted on 03/23/2011 5:42:52 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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24 posted on 03/23/2011 5:46:49 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: calex59

and central to both relevant questions is an internal investigation for the REAL NCIS -a determination and prosecution of any factual US Marine associated with this scam. The vehicle ought be trackable through GAO Mo pool to some military base. The uniforms might be surplus but the costume designer/ advisor may be either active duty -or former Marine.But this appears more than some drunken lark.


25 posted on 03/23/2011 5:46:54 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: kittymyrib

HALO —no chutes


26 posted on 03/23/2011 5:49:20 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: kittymyrib

HALO-No chutes-driver and shotgun inclusive.


27 posted on 03/23/2011 5:50:47 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Racehorse

How long until Napolitano shows up on TV saying “The system worked.”?


28 posted on 03/23/2011 6:04:48 AM PDT by lwd
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To: epithermal

Personnaly, I am outraged at this double case of racial and occupational profilling. Smackin on those because they resemble a proud family of Hispanics (all cousins) in our Military is contrary to all American values. DOJ to file suit to have these innocents released to follow shortly........

The Big Boo


29 posted on 03/23/2011 6:04:51 AM PDT by The Big Boo (Lone Wolf M/C)
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To: Liz

It’s too bad that the death penalty for wearing the uniform of your enemy is only good in time of war. Summary execution of these invaders would be my choice.


30 posted on 03/23/2011 6:09:31 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Liz; sickoflibs

mt first thought is ‘shoot the spies’ in our uniforms, but after seening the license plate, i believe their too stupid to breed anyways...


31 posted on 03/23/2011 6:15:48 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Racehorse

Imagine what would happen if a group of illegal gringos were caught in Mexico disguised as Mexican Military?


32 posted on 03/23/2011 6:26:50 AM PDT by martian622 (The Revolution is being televised.)
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To: Liz

There’s no conclusive information given as to nationality on these guys. Sounds like a whole lot of effort and resourcing just to get across an already porous border. There has to be more to this story.


33 posted on 03/23/2011 6:33:43 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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34 posted on 03/23/2011 7:44:57 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: raybbr

Summary execution of these invaders would be my choice.

Amen.


35 posted on 03/23/2011 8:04:30 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Racehorse

How did they get the uniforms?
Where were they from?
What will happen to them now?


36 posted on 03/23/2011 11:22:11 AM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: calex59
...my guess is they were going to commit terrorist acts...

You might be right - FOX probably got the information from Homeland Security - and the main group they "PC/protect" are Muslims. If that's happening - we ALL need to know....

37 posted on 03/23/2011 12:31:43 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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