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For Many Illegal Entrants Into U.S., a Particularly Inhospitable First Stop
The New York Times ^ | May 26, 2012 | MANNY FERNANDEZ

Posted on 05/26/2012 2:50:21 PM PDT by mdittmar

EDINBURG, Tex. — For decades, the first stop for illegal immigrants making their way across the Texas border has often been a stash house or drop house, an apartment or rental home where they might spend hours or days in squalor waiting to be transported elsewhere. Often it is where they are held until their families pay the smugglers’ fees.But in recent months, stash houses have proliferated in border towns in the Rio Grande Valley and in cities farther north, like Houston, a trend that has been occurring in Texas but not in other states on the border.

And local, state and federal authorities in Texas say these houses are becoming increasingly overcrowded, with smugglers packing in dozens of people and treating the occupants not so much like customers but prisoners whom they starve, beat or rape.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: humansmuggling; invasion; mexico; texas
I'm speechless.
1 posted on 05/26/2012 2:50:26 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Ppppppptttffff!


2 posted on 05/26/2012 2:54:48 PM PDT by ColdOne (eI miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: mdittmar
Things are supposed to get inhospitable when you do something illegal. How is it that the NYT is still around while having been on life support for the past five years or perhaps longer . . . ? The paper is truly an abomination.
3 posted on 05/26/2012 2:55:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: mdittmar

It’s alright, don’t worry about it, the government has the issue well in hand. See, all of this is just because of our draconian immigration laws which don’t permit people to just wander across the border at will. So they’ll fix the situation by seeding the media with these stories, and then fix the ‘problem’ by making yet another amnesty attempt... After all, these are future voters, once ACORN or it’s present incarnation gets done registering them.


4 posted on 05/26/2012 2:57:28 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

Sneak in and wonder why you have to sneak... DUH!


5 posted on 05/26/2012 2:59:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou, let me ABOs run loose! They are of much use Lou, so let me ABOs run loose)
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To: miss marmelstein; TADSLOS; 2ndDivisionVet; BillyBoy; Condor51; rintense; fieldmarshaldj; ...

This happens to illegals in Texas?

Man, that state’s governor must be “heartless”.

Least he could do is give ‘em in-state tuition (/snix).


6 posted on 05/26/2012 3:01:52 PM PDT by Liz
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To: mdittmar

What do they do to you if you’re illegal in Mexico?


7 posted on 05/26/2012 3:04:17 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Olog-hai
How is it that the NYT is still around

..don't be surprised to find out tax payer funded for the last three years

8 posted on 05/26/2012 3:06:20 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Libloather

...before or after the rape?


9 posted on 05/26/2012 3:07:19 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: mdittmar
This is a relatively straight forward story and goes to the heart of why a strong border and functioning immigration system and policy is such an important Conservative issue.

These people are being abused and taken advantage of, every step of the way. They are extorted for large sums of money with promises of easy passage and work in the land up North. A mythical place that allows for people to work and send money home while being provided food, clothing and shelter from a generous Welfare system that allows even the least motivated to grow fat from an abundance of food.

Who could blame anyone in the abject poverty and injustice that occurs in much of Mexico and Latin America from trying anything to change their lives? I do not blame them, I blame the feckless politicians who claim an inability to do the easiest thing in the World for a country to do, close their borders and control traffic along their frontiers. The control of the border and of immigration is not a meanness it is kindness. It helps and protects the citizen and immigrant.

10 posted on 05/26/2012 3:12:02 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: mdittmar

I bought Jan Brewer’s book, “Scorpions for Breakfast,” but had to stop reading it. It was so graphic about what they were finding in stash houses, etc., that I couldn’t stomach anymore. It was a real eye opener. If only more people knew....


11 posted on 05/26/2012 3:17:17 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: mdittmar
“We were used to encountering 10 to 15 people per stash house in the past,” said Enrique Sotelo, the Alton police chief. “Now we are not surprised when we see 40 to 75 people crammed into small two- or three-bedroom houses.”

This is a perfect application for aerial infrared heat detection, but the Feds would rather use it looking for grow houses because there is money to be made.

There is no money to be made finding and deporting illegals.

12 posted on 05/26/2012 3:33:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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13 posted on 05/26/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: mdittmar

I could give a rip for the illegals, it’s what they’re doing to our country that infuriates me! As I’ve said before, if f**king Mexicans would put just half the energy into FIXING their f**king country that they put into DESTROYING ours then THEIRS wouldn’t be a country they have to run away from!!


14 posted on 05/26/2012 6:23:33 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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“I could give a rip for the illegals, it’s what they’re doing to our country that infuriates me! As I’ve said before, if f**king Mexicans would put just half the energy into FIXING their f**king country that they put into DESTROYING ours then THEIRS wouldn’t be a country they have to run away from!!”

That is the disgrace of it. Instead of Mexico reforming their own country, they are permitted to use us as a safety valve to export their poverty. Keep the able bodied males down there and let them agitate for change and reform in their own country. There is no reason Mexico should be the basket case it is being next to the richest country in the world for over a century of modern developments if not for the rampant corruption.


15 posted on 05/26/2012 9:36:05 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Doogle

That would be a gross conflict of interest and show them to be “state media”. But no, such a thing would not surprise me in the least.


16 posted on 05/26/2012 9:54:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Libloather
This is what the liberal media says happens to them . . . obviously an attempt to foster sympathy to allow them to just waltz across the Rio Grande. Michelle Malkin presents this viewpoint.

And of course the Mexican president does not get the same kind of negative press as the USA does when he builds a wall between Mexico and Guatemala.
17 posted on 05/26/2012 10:00:41 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: jmacusa

They still do blame the USA for being the biggest illegal drug consumer on their borders. Even if we legalized all the currently-illegal drugs, I doubt it’d make the cartels go away though.


18 posted on 05/26/2012 10:05:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: headstamp 2

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Mexico has more billionaires per capita then any other Western country. It’s never been a country based on the rule of law or the respect for it. It’s a kleptocracy where every Mexican steals every thing in sight and blames the United States and I’m beyond fed up.


19 posted on 05/26/2012 10:09:41 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Olog-hai

Legalize and tax the hell out of it. Taxes put anything out of business.


20 posted on 05/26/2012 10:12:44 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks mdittmar, sidebars:
21 posted on 05/27/2012 12:29:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Liz

Hey, your post barely caused a ripple! Where did all our “friends” go???


22 posted on 05/27/2012 3:45:25 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: mdittmar; pops88

The New York Times is so out of touch with what goes on along the border in the southwestern US. This reporter claims these “safe” houses are a trend in Texas but not in other states along the border. These safe houses have been a problem in Phoenix, where I’m from, for years. Squalid conditions, boarded up windows, no adequate toilets or sanitary facilities, locks on all the interior doors to keep people in. Rapes, robberies, death threats, extortion. I despise the media today where reporters don’t investigate and report the facts. Jan Brewer’s book should have given Manny Hernandez a clue but then she’s an “evil” conservative from Arizona, who stood up and challenged the NYT’s sweetheart, Obama.


23 posted on 05/27/2012 5:19:07 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: All
Forget the useless DEA and ICE----the IRS and FBI can nail them ....with this.

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L/E needs to check bank accounts----ALL of them---personal and business.

The "Bank Secrecy Act" was passed to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting criminal enterprises, money laundering, tax evasion, and "other" unlawful activities.

Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity that might be indicative of govt fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, and other financial crimes.

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer of funds to pay for personal and private expenses, credit cards, real estate subsidies and vehicle purchases.

<><> To cover their tracks, fake invoices might be created to show that money deposited into accounts was being used for legitimate purposes.

The scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of monies from federal and state sources that actually covered the transfer of funds for their own use.

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<><> L/E is directed to get ahold of: (1) copies of checks, (2) wire transfers to Mexico and other Third World drug havens, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including e-mail, contracts, loan agreements, and, (8) any other books or records.

<><> L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize bank accounts for suspicious activites: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

24 posted on 05/27/2012 5:42:44 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

BTT


25 posted on 05/27/2012 11:00:31 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Liz
'For Many Illegal Entrants Into U.S., a Particularly Inhospitable First Stop'
HUH?!? and..

This does it. Everyone at the NY Slimes is Nucking Futs.

First off they ain't "Illegal Entrants" as that would be someone who lies or cheats to get on say a game show, like Jeopardy. These people are ILLEGAL Aliens. As in: A Foreign National who isn't supposed to be in the USA but are anyway. And are here without the knowledge, approval and/or consent of the 'US Feral Gubmint'(sic).

Annnnnnd Mr Manny at the NY Slimes, it's SUPPOSED to be "Inhospitable" for them you jack-wagon! Because .... (come on ... you can get it ...no? ....okay).. THEY'RE ILLEGALS!!!! Dammit, what do expect?.. a Block Party for them with FREE: Tacos, Beer, a Pickup Truck, and a Green Card?!?!

Sheesh, I sure hope this Manny Fernandez hasn't reproduced. he's a friggen moron.
And likely an illegal too.

Sorry about missing your (((PING))). Been busy trying to study some guitar lesson 'tricks, licks and stuff' for the past three days and I can't even get time to do that. Something is always coming up. So less time for FR too.

26 posted on 05/27/2012 12:03:09 PM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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