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Undocumented immigrants face checks on Amtrak, Greyhound
The Miami Herald ^ | 8/14/11 | Sarah Gonzalez

Posted on 08/14/2011 4:56:35 PM PDT by ruralvoter

As a Greyhound bus prepared to leave a small town near Atlanta, 19-year-old Azucena headed to the window seat on the last row , on her way to Miami to start school and a new life. (SNIP) Immigration searches on public transportation sites are not well publicized. Border patrol agents generally protect the border or coastline. But, Steve Cribby, spokesperson for U. S. Customs and Border Protection, says agents have the authority to conduct immigration checks in public places. And checks on Greyhound buses and Amtrak are meant to disrupt human smuggling activities into the country’s interior, he said.

The checks are consistent with previous years, he said. Citing law enforcement sensitivity, border patrol officials would not provide figures on apprehensions on public transportation.

But attorneys and others say they have definitely seen an increase.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; criminalaliens; dhs; dream; dreamact; ice; illegals; immigrant; immigrantlist; immigration; security

1 posted on 08/14/2011 4:56:45 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter
Well I am all teared up and hoping 19 year old zukina, gets on welfare and assistance in his native land. Bye, free loader.
2 posted on 08/14/2011 5:02:15 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: ruralvoter
And checks on Greyhound buses and Amtrak are meant to disrupt human smuggling activities into the country’s interior, he said.

Greyhound is not a 'public' bus. They are a private enterprise. Unless the company has already given such permission to allow the Feds to check all of their buses, ok, good for them.

3 posted on 08/14/2011 5:04:26 PM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: ruralvoter

This story is unbelievable (I don’t mean the Greyhound raids).

This girl was given the right to stay based on a PROPOSED law (the “I Dream of Amnesty” act).

Kids always pay for their parents’ decisions to break laws. It is sad, but true. This is the standard “boo hoo” story.


4 posted on 08/14/2011 5:06:30 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: ruralvoter

BYE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 08/14/2011 5:11:06 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: ruralvoter

‘’’“I am definitely seeing a large number of people stopped by Greyhound,” said attorney Sara Van Hofwegen, who worked with Azucena to get her deportation order deferred under the proposed DREAM Act, which will provides a path to citizenship for some’’’


Well isn’t this precious. Illegals do not get deported because Obama has proposed a DREAM Act. What other Obama proposed laws are being enforced?


6 posted on 08/14/2011 5:11:36 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: org.whodat
She's not going anywhere. She's already out of the detention center. This is further into the article from the Atlanta Commie Journal, "As for Azucena, she’s slowly getting her confidence back after five months in school. Following her February release from detention, she was granted a social security number and a two year-work permit." So what the hell is the purpose of pulling them off the buses if their not going to deport them? Just a game the Feds play I guess. I suppose it makes a bunch of totally worthless jobs we taxpayers can fund.
7 posted on 08/14/2011 5:13:17 PM PDT by Graneros ("It is no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.")
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To: Palter
Unless the company has already given such permission to allow the Feds to check all of their buses, ok, good for them.

It was either that or endless difficulties using public roadways...

8 posted on 08/14/2011 5:14:18 PM PDT by null and void (Day 934. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: Graneros
Obummer had to drag her off the bus, to buy her vote, this is the same old BS that algore (Perry's friend) and clintoon pulled for reelection. They bought several thousand votes this way. If you remember they were handing out paper work without FBI checks and there were thousands of criminals passed. They love that stuff in Texas.
9 posted on 08/14/2011 5:50:39 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Graneros

http://www.ontheissues.org/celeb/Al_Gore_Immigration.htm


10 posted on 08/14/2011 5:52:40 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: ruralvoter

IF GOP wins 2012 - FIRST thing should be an EO REQUIRING STRICT enforcement of ALL federal immigration law ...


11 posted on 08/14/2011 6:02:05 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Palter

I used to travel from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY via Greyhound on the evening bus from the Syracuse airport.
Many times the border patrol would meet the bus at Canton, NY and check every passenger. And now they are telling that this
is beginning to happen. This happened more than 4 years ago.

k2


12 posted on 08/14/2011 6:14:05 PM PDT by k2afe (Get the U.S. out of the UN and Get the UN out of the U.S.)
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To: Graneros

“So what the hell is the purpose of pulling them off the buses if their not going to deport them? “

Well, how else are they going to find them in order to give them free money and other stuff?

(vomitous </s>)


13 posted on 08/14/2011 6:16:08 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

“So what the hell is the purpose of pulling them off the buses if their not going to deport them? “

Well, how else are they going to find them in order to give them free money and other stuff?

(vomitous </s>)


Especially to give them a green card and a social security number.

We are so screwed.


14 posted on 08/14/2011 6:19:38 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: ruralvoter

They just need to hang out in Memphis


15 posted on 08/14/2011 6:54:39 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Lmo56

“IF GOP wins 2012 - FIRST thing should be an EO REQUIRING STRICT enforcement of ALL federal immigration law ...”

Which GOP candidate has the stones or estrogen to do that?


16 posted on 08/14/2011 6:58:46 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Rick Perry was a democrat. So was Reagan. Oh crap.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


17 posted on 08/14/2011 8:51:21 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: ruralvoter

whatta concept!

/s


18 posted on 08/14/2011 8:53:36 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: All; Graneros
She got a WORK PERMIT??? Based on what??? We need to get rid of this administration ASAP.

That Rat bastard will hand jobs to anyone who fits his politics while preventing millions of Americans from creating & finding jobs!

There is no DREAM Act. There has never been a DREAM Act. There isn't going to be a DREAM Act.

"Azucena" should be put on a train, plane, bus, car or trolly and send packing with her criminal parents and feel blessed for the great education she got away with stealing for so long. Take the spoils of your criminality and GO.

She's probably studying politics so she can become president! Isn't that right, Senator Moron ... I mean Dick Durban??

19 posted on 08/14/2011 11:54:02 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

Why don’t you include Dick’s middle name, too? It’s “Head.”


20 posted on 08/15/2011 12:51:26 AM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Palter

Greyhound is a private business, but it is licensed as a public conveyance- so they are a “public” bus; meaning local or federal law enforcement can and do check passengers. I have no idea the legal ins and outs but do know under some circumstances they have checked passengers for various reasons. Even in private vehicles LEO can check people out for various reasons- drivers and passengers so that really doesn’t have anything to do with it. If ICE or an of the other acronym agencies think you are smuggling people in your car I can assure you they can legally check to find out. Greyhound is not above the law.


21 posted on 08/15/2011 10:30:16 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: k2afe

Checking buses for illegals is something they do when they want to. At times they pursue illegals, or pretend to and check people on buses, and many other places. Most of the time they don’t do any of that and the border is wide open ...

I remember riding a bus with my mother back in the 1960s and Border Patrol got on the bus and checked people out- you are right it is not new. None of this is new- the government just decides from time to time whether they will enforce immigration laws or not. When they decide to enforce laws they act like it is a new thing.


22 posted on 08/15/2011 10:39:31 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Well isn’t this precious. Illegals do not get deported because Obama has proposed a DREAM Act. What other Obama proposed laws are being enforced?

Cool! I'm going to go smoke a joint inside my local DEA building and when arrested, tell them that my prosecution should be deferred under HR 2306 (sponsored by Ron Paul and Barney Frank), which proposes the removal of marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act. I'll ask them to defer the prosecution until 2025 or 2030, which is probably enough time for it to get passed by Congress (hopefully). Do you think that Attorney General Eric "my people" Holder will be amenable to my proposal? I mean, I want something, and there's a bill pending in Congress, so I'm confident I'll be able to work this out.

23 posted on 08/20/2011 10:06:20 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy
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