Skip to comments.Illegal Immigrants Shot at US Border
Posted on 06/16/2002 3:10:27 PM PDT by corsairEdited on 09/03/2002 4:50:40 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
SAN DIEGO -- A vehicle carrying 23 illegal immigrants across the Mexico-U.S. border was shot at Friday, injuring eight men inside, authorities said.
Three of the men were hospitalized in stable condition Friday with gunshot wounds.
The sport utility vehicle was in a desert wash in northern Mexico when it was first attacked. It came under fire again after crossing into the United States, authorities said.
Mexican and U.S. officials were investigating one man's claim that the shots may have come from a Mexican military unit, said Sgt. Manuel Garcia of the Imperial County Sheriff's Department.
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Nah, that's too damn simple...and obvious, isn't it?
All that is necessary is to prosecute the companies that employ them. Usually, the labor contractors are prosecuted, who simply close shop and re-open under a new name; the real employers are immune from prosecution.
Mexico President Vincente Musharref was heard to swear by G_d Mexoco will use our thermobaric bean gas bomb rather than give up one square inch of the Mexico/California/Arizona/New Mexico/Texas disputed region.
Another violent act in the disputed Southwest region known as Mexicaliarizoxas. I wonder how many more incursions until the two powers, the USA and Mexico launch into war with the USA million man army poised on one side and Mexico's less well supplied army 1/3 in size poised on the other.
Mexico President Vincente Musharref was heard to swear by G_d Mexico will use our thermobaric bean gas bomb rather than give up one square inch of the Mexico/California/Arizona/New Mexico/Texas disputed region.
Eight Migrants Shot Near Mexico-U.S. Border
Sat Jun 15, 4:45 PM ET
By Deborah Tedford
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Gunfire eruped when a caravan of vehicles carrying Latin American immigrants tried to cross from Mexico into the United States and eight people were wounded, a Mexican official said Saturday.
Miguel Monterrubio, spokesman for the Mexican Embassy in Washington, said Mexican officials were investigating reports that the Mexican army was involved in the shooting, which happened in Mexico near the Baja California-California border very early on Friday morning.
"The preliminary report showed that one of the vehicles in Mexican territory challenged a Mexican army patrol," Monterrubio said.
A spokeswoman at the Defense Ministry in Mexico City said the army had no comment.
Investigators were at the scene on Saturday looking for evidence and talking to witnesses, including some people who may have been part of a caravan carrying illegal immigrants, Monterrubio said.
Thousands of Mexicans and immigrants from other countries attempt to cross the long border between Mexico and the United States every year in search of jobs and a better life.
U.S. Border Patrol officials discovered a bullet-pierced Chevrolet Suburban and 23 occupants in the desert, about 75 yards north of the border near Calexico, California.
Some of the group that was riding in the Suburban may have fled back into Mexico when the vehicle stopped.
Most of the injured were taken to hospitals in California's Imperial County, but two of the most seriously injured were airlifted to a hospital in San Diego, Calif., U.S. officials said.
A Mexican newspaper reported that the U.S. Border Patrol had chased two vehicles carrying undocumented migrants back into Mexico after the vehicles were spotted in California.
As the vehicles crossed back into Mexico, a Mexican army unit ordered the vehicles -- one of which bore California license plates -- to stop.
At that point, the occupants allegedly shot at the soldiers, who returned fire.
The incident is the most recent shooting involving the Mexican soldiers.
Earlier this year, a soldier fired into a line of cars waiting to cross the border at the busy Otay Mesa border crossing, near Tijuana, Baja California, and San Diego. Several people were injured in that incident.
If we just leave them bleeding, they become a drain on our resources.
If they're blasted to bits, Vincente Fox will have to play fair!
Let's hope the Canucks don't figure out this game, or we'll have Hockey in Arizona.............FRegards