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In Efforts to Secure US-Mexico Border, Ariz. Native Americans Feel Caught in the Middle
abc ---- video at the site ^ | 2013

Posted on 07/04/2014 4:03:47 PM PDT by doug from upland

In Southwest Arizona, where the U.S. and Mexico borders meet, the U.S. Border Patrol has made huge strides in capturing border crossers and seizing drugs from Mexican cartels, but there is one stretch of land along the border that has made life a daily hell for a tribe of Native Americans.

The Tohono O'odham Nation, a Native American reservation about the size of Connecticut, is located in the Sonoran Desert, about 60 miles south of Tucson, Ariz., right on the U.S. border with Mexico.

Here, there is no barbed-wire high fence, but open desert, with only a vehicle barrier meant to stop cars but not people.

It is an area where the U.S. government has the fewest resources and the widest open space to patrol, making it a hot spot for Mexican drug cartels and human smuggling operations.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; bordersecurity; illegalaliens; marijuana; nativeamericans

1 posted on 07/04/2014 4:03:47 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: HiJinx

ping


2 posted on 07/04/2014 4:14:26 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat
Native Americans Feel Caught in the Middle

Well guys, watch a couple of Westerns, grab your horses, some paint and break out your weapons.

3 posted on 07/04/2014 4:31:22 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: doug from upland
And you think I care???

4 posted on 07/04/2014 4:58:30 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Not much of a history of paint and horses among the Tohono O’odham. They were farmers and traders prior to the arrival of the conquistadores, who named them The Papago, meaning tepary-bean eater. Tohono O’odham translates to People of the Deseert and the tribe preferrs that. Can’t say as I blame them.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 5:05:58 PM PDT by Tupelo
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To: Tupelo

Well, I guess that’s why they’d need to watch a movie.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 6:21:00 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Organic Panic

Yep, he’s laughing at us. Lord, forgive me, but I detest this “man-child.”


7 posted on 07/04/2014 6:43:08 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Catsrus

There are very few people I really hate. The number is really low...But I hate Obama. Its a hate that burns with the heat of a thousand suns.
One day its my hope that this country wakes up and throws him in the deepest, darkest prison we have and throw away the key.


8 posted on 07/05/2014 6:29:58 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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