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Crammed in like cattle: Police find 513 migrants stuffed into just TWO trucks heading for U.S.
UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/18/2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 05/18/2011 7:30:03 AM PDT by iowamark

Packed together in the tightest of cabins, with little air to breathe and no space at all in which to move, the migrants in this picture show just how far some will go to try to sneak into America.

Mexican police found the 513 agonisingly squashed together in two trucks just outside Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas - an eye-watering 18-hour-drive away from the nearest US border.

They were caught when the trucks sped through a vehicle scanner at a police checkpoint. After the astonishing X-ray image came up on screens, police gave chase, finding 240 people in one truck and 273 crammed into the other.

The 513 migrants, originally from a range of countries, including Guatemala, Ecuador, Japan, China, India and Nepal, were 'travelling in inhuman conditions,' according to officials.

They are currently being given aid and food while four people have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling.

The shocking picture comes just one week after President Obama was heckled in El Paso, Texas, after claiming border controls between the U.S. and Mexico had never been more stringent.

He boasted that fewer arrests of illegal immigrants showed that 'far fewer people are attempting to cross the border illegally'.

'Even as we have stepped up patrols, apprehensions along the border have been cut by nearly 40 per cent from two years ago,' he said...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; humantrafficking; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration


1 posted on 05/18/2011 7:30:07 AM PDT by iowamark
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2 posted on 05/18/2011 7:32:46 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: iowamark
Cattle My A$$.
All hat and NO CATTLE.
Cattle would not put up with that.
More like sardines. . .
3 posted on 05/18/2011 7:32:46 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO: Name all 57 States. You can cheat and use the teleprompter. I'll bet 50 is all U can name.)
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To: iowamark

That Bush/Obama plan to give Mexican trucks unrestricted access to US highways was a brilliant one wasn’t it?


4 posted on 05/18/2011 7:32:51 AM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: iowamark

That truck picture is taken using the backscatter xray machines. The same kind of technology used in the airport scanners.

The govt has purchased over 500 mobile vans with this technology and are using it on the streets across America. Not just at the borders as in this case.


5 posted on 05/18/2011 7:33:02 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: iowamark

The Mexicans are obviously guilty of racial profiling.


6 posted on 05/18/2011 7:33:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Yet_Again

‘That Bush/Obama plan to give Mexican trucks unrestricted access to US highways was a brilliant one wasn’t it?’

Oh that plan is working quite well for its intended purpose.


7 posted on 05/18/2011 7:34:33 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: iowamark

Risking it all to come here and live in this AWFUL America with these horrid AMERICANS!!!!


8 posted on 05/18/2011 7:37:01 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: iowamark
Police find 513 migrants Democrat voters stuffed into just two trucks heading for U.S.

There fixed.

9 posted on 05/18/2011 7:41:13 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: iowamark

Be glad it was two trucks.

Had it been one station wagon they’d still be counting.


10 posted on 05/18/2011 7:42:04 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Voter#537

“Uh, Hey Buddy. Excuse me while I pee on your leg”.


11 posted on 05/18/2011 7:44:53 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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Aug 24, 2007 ---- TX governor Perry rapped for paving way for construction of Trans-Texas Corridor;
Allows Mexican trucks to traverse the USA all the way to Canada.

One News Now | Chad Groening
FR Posted on 08/25/2007 by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Texas Governor Rick Perry is being called to task by an author and investigative journalist for vetoing bills that would have blocked construction of the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor.

Dr. Jerome Corsi has been one of the leading voices warning the American public about the consequences of the Trans-Texas Corridor, which will be part of a superhighway -- purported to be four football fields wide -- that will allow Mexican trucks to enter the U.S. and traverse the core of the country all the way to Canada.

The best-selling author asserts that Governor Perry cleared the way for construction to begin in his state when he vetoed several bills passed by the Legislature that would have stalled the project.

"Governor Perry has been 100 percent gung-ho in building this road," says Corsi. "The Legislature voted a two-year moratorium, it voted a redefinition of eminent domain -- [and] Governor Perry vetoed them. [On] at least one of those measures, he waited until the Texas Legislature was out of session so it couldn't even override his veto."

Corsi says it is unfortunate that there has been political pressure to get the project started. "The Federal Highway Administration's lawyer wrote letters threatening the Texas Legislature to cut off federal highway funds if they got in the way of this Trans-Texas Corridor," he says.

Corsi believes the same pressure will be applied on other states, like Oklahoma, to go along with the project. He suggests that would mean a loss of more American jobs and could pose a threat to U.S. sovereignty.

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April 12, 2011----US Taxpayers Pay To Upgrade Mexican Trucks, US Trucks Not So Lucky
http://radioviceonline.com/ Steve McGough
FR Posted by Biggirl

A story broke yesterday concerning the retrofit of more than 100 trucks from Mexico that do not meet United States environmental standards. Our federal government is paying to upgrade these trucks, yet when the state of California and the EPA set new rules for US-owned trucks, they fine companies who do not comply.

This post is not about the environment, it concerns how US trucking companies are treated by the federal and state government as compared to Mexican-owned rigs. From AzCentral.com. For air-quality regulators, the border creates a legal barrier.

State and federal agencies can’t force vehicles manufactured and bought in Mexico to comply with U.S. emissions rules, even though the trucks cross into this country.

So the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality tried a different approach, offering to pay Mexican truck owners to replace old mufflers with new catalytic converters that will reduce harmful diesel emissions by up to 30 percent. The project in effect circumvents the more lax Mexican rules about exhaust systems. (Excerpt) Read more at radioviceonline.com

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Aug. 28, 2007----In Mexico for trade talks, Perry blasts immigration policies
Houston Chronicle, Mexico City Bureau | DUDLEY ALTHAUS
FR Posted on 08/28/2007 by Dubya

MEXICO CITY — Leading a large delegation of Texas executives trying to drum up business in Mexico, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday criticized the U.S. Congress for failing to pass an immigration bill that would legalize millions of workers. "I don't think this is that difficult an issue if Congress would have the maturity to sit down and really discuss it and cut out all the mean rhetoric," Perry said during a break in the third day of meetings with Mexican officials and business executives. (Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...

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THIS JUST IN Perry considering running for president (gag).

12 posted on 05/18/2011 8:01:14 AM PDT by Liz
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QUESTIONS PRESIDENT WANNABE PERRY IS REQUIRED TO ANSWER

<><> Have you made deals with illegal aliens to exchange campaign cash and votes to use your office to get illegals US govt handouts----free education, EITC, welfare, food stamps, UI, SS, SSI, healthcare, sub-prime mortgages, subsidized bank loans?

<><> Do you know this is a felony?

<><> Do you support the Dream Act as a vehicle to tear down democracy?

<><> Do you know which identity illegals use to register to vote for you?

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July 21, 2006----BERGEN RECORD, NJ

Texans accused of selling counterfeit IDs (impoverished illegals "here for a better life" pay several thousand $$$ for fake ID's)

Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, NJ L/E authorities said.

The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses---- for any state in the US------ passports and resident alien cards, said state police.

The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force regularly runs checks.

The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately.

The Texas brothers consented to a search. Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs. All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street when sold to "impoverished illegals." Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 phony Social Security cards. ####

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Illegal ordered to repay $3M in Calif employment fraud
San Francisco Chronicle | June 26, 2010
FR Posted June 26, 2010 by artichokegrower

A former Marysville resident has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation. U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner says 31-year-old Manuel Mejia Ordonez was sentenced Friday to eight years and one month in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and identity theft. (Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...

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Q. How does a citizen of Mexico make $3 million in unemployment claims? A. By establishing multiple identities. The fraudster, Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.

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Illegal Jose Madrigal, the Washington state rapist, had some 30 identities.

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People suckered in for the "here for a better life" scam should read this.


Reconquista shock troops at Phoenix Capital protest, May 29, 2010.

TEXAS DREAM ACT DEMONSTRATION----- 2009

13 posted on 05/18/2011 8:04:41 AM PDT by Liz
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To: iowamark

The X-Ray looks very similar to the images of old slave ships from Africa - Except the slaves were chained down on their backs.

Scary.


14 posted on 05/18/2011 8:06:52 AM PDT by JBR34
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To: Voter#537

If they don’t like the travel conditions, just stay in Mexico and fix their own problems. We have enough of our own. Try becoming part of Mexico’s solution instead of America’s headache.


15 posted on 05/18/2011 8:07:06 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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A typical tractor trailer is 8.5 ft x 53 ft, giving them each a square of near 16 inches on a side to occupy.

I'm somewhat impressed Mexico is using these scanners for their own interior enforcement purposes.

16 posted on 05/18/2011 8:09:05 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until 2017.)
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To: NCC-1701
If they don’t like the travel conditions, just stay in Mexico and fix their own problems... Try becoming part of Mexico’s solution...

I agree. The illegals who've availed themselves of "free" American educations would greatly benefit their home countries.

The smuggled included people from "Guatemala, Ecuador, Japan, China, India and Nepal."

17 posted on 05/18/2011 8:21:49 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until 2017.)
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To: Liz
What an illustration to show Communism vs. Capitalism.

People are shot trying to escape from Communism.
People are willing to pay big money and be jammed into a truck to sneak into America.

All the hypocrites like Michael Moore, Sean Penn, and Bill Maher who hate America should be in a truck on their way to Venezuela.

18 posted on 05/18/2011 8:29:39 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Yet_Again
That Bush/Obama plan to give Mexican trucks unrestricted access to US highways was a brilliant one wasn’t it?

Yep ... Just think how it facilitates human and drug trafficking! Can't let that nasty border impede the free flow of natural persons and goods, Ya gotta love those NWO globalists.
19 posted on 05/18/2011 8:35:15 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Liz
"Illegal Jose Madrigal, the Washington state rapist, had some 30 identities"

And voted for Obama 30 times

20 posted on 05/18/2011 8:47:12 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: iowamark

Talk about doing the jobs Americans won’t do, the Daily Mail is doing the job the American media won’t do.


21 posted on 05/18/2011 8:50:57 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: iowamark
Slave Ship Pictures, Images and Photos

Just like the old slave ships.

22 posted on 05/18/2011 8:51:05 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
Yup.

EVERY STATE SHOULD GET THIS GOING ASAP Repubs should send letters out to every person listed on the voter rolls asking for proof of citizenship......advising that those who do not provide it are deleted from the rolls.

Usually the Sec of State in each state handles voter irregularities.

23 posted on 05/18/2011 8:54:37 AM PDT by Liz
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To: newzjunkey

Dallas news stated there were people from 9 different countries.


24 posted on 05/18/2011 9:02:28 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: iowamark
Hilarious Attempt to Capture Illegal Aliens fleeing a van.
25 posted on 05/18/2011 9:03:08 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SMARTY
Risking it all to come here and live in this AWFUL America with these horrid AMERICANS!!!!

Yes. They are DEMANDING to illegally live and work in the racist, bigoted USA hellhole via climbing fences and swimming rivers so they can magnanimously and selflessly sacrifice themselves to be our economic Saviours.

gagging now...

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26 posted on 05/18/2011 9:11:29 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: musicman

27 posted on 05/18/2011 9:13:00 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: TLI
I guess an observation like this is beyond our schizophrenic, 'I hate America' MSM.
28 posted on 05/18/2011 9:15:32 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: iowamark
Well color me shocked!

All this time I mistakenly believed this was the procedure for immigration...



I was surprised that our own President is correcting that misconception and informing us that it does not matter and this is immigration as well...

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29 posted on 05/18/2011 9:22:38 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: SMARTY
I firmly believe most of the MSM propaganda readers think the criminal illegal aliens really are magnanimously and selflessly sacrifice themselves to be our economic Saviours.

I occasionally post that they are beyond hope and can not be informed or educated past their catch-phrase politicization.

In the end they will simply need to overwhelmed and forced to crawl back into their communist closets.

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30 posted on 05/18/2011 9:28:48 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: iowamark

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/18/article-1388125-0C1F8A5D00000578-818_634x421.jpg


It is a good thing ‘they’ are worried for the comfort of the ‘passengers’. If they really wanted to make some money, they would tier the trailer and let the occupants ‘squat’...could get 2, 3 or possibly 4 times the people in there.

AND if they really wanted to make some money they wouldn’t SPEED through check points, though it looks like possibly they may have been caught anyway.

Those trailers must really smell good after the 18 or so hour trip..just the BO would be enough to rankle one’s senses.


31 posted on 05/18/2011 9:40:14 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) The more people I run into, the better I like my cat.)
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To: iowamark
They were caught when the trucks sped through a vehicle scanner at a police checkpoint. After the astonishing X-ray image came up on screens, police gave chase, finding 240 people in one truck and 273 crammed into the other.

Does anyone else find it astonishing how far the survellance state has come in the past decade?



32 posted on 05/18/2011 10:21:53 AM PDT by zeugma (The only thing in the social security trust fund is your children and grandchildren's sweat.)
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To: NCC-1701
"If they don’t like the travel conditions, just stay in Mexico"

I agree 100%.
Well no I say regardless of the travel conditions stay the hell in Mexico or come in the legal way. . . . .

33 posted on 05/18/2011 10:34:22 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO: Name all 57 States. You can cheat and use the teleprompter. I'll bet 50 is all U can name.)
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To: iowamark

“Migrant” or “Illegals”?

“Migrant” means they will go back home, following their job.


34 posted on 05/18/2011 3:32:58 PM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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