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Van crash kills 5, hurts 11 near Columbia, Mo. {Illegal Immigrants)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch via stltoday.com ^ | June 19, 2005 | AP

Posted on 06/20/2005 5:39:54 AM PDT by tahiti

A van carrying 20 people overturned Sunday morning on Interstate 70 near Columbia, Mo., killing five and seriously injuring 11, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.

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The Highway Patrol was having trouble identifying the dead Sunday night because few carried identification. Six on board who carried identification were from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala or Long Beach, Calif. The patrol was asking for the public's help in identifying the occupants. Anyone with information is asked to call 573-751-1000.

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The van, a 2001 Chevrolet, had California plates, but the plates were not registered. Federal immigration officials are assisting the Highway Patrol's investigation.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: illegal; immigration

1 posted on 06/20/2005 5:39:55 AM PDT by tahiti
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To: tahiti

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of tequila......


2 posted on 06/20/2005 5:41:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Army makes the world safe for democracy. The Marines make the world safe for the Army.....)
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To: tahiti

Overloading vehicles and having the accidents Americans won't do.


3 posted on 06/20/2005 5:46:35 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: tahiti

Remember the old days when we used to make jokes about the driving habits of LEGAL Asian tourists?

Here we have 20 illegals.

'the plates were not registered.'

therefore, no insurance.

I am sure the driver had a driver's license, tho, from California.../s


Just gimme 5 bucks for every illegal I can point at, and I'll quit my day job.


4 posted on 06/20/2005 5:51:06 AM PDT by bitt ("There are troubling signs Bush doesn't care about winning a third term." (JH2))
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To: tahiti

They need to finish that superhighway through Texas, so they won't have such a long trip to Missouri.


5 posted on 06/20/2005 5:51:55 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: HiJinx; gubamyster

ping


6 posted on 06/20/2005 5:55:04 AM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: tahiti

5 down and 11,499,995 to go...


7 posted on 06/20/2005 5:56:33 AM PDT by Birdsbane (If You Are Employed By A Liberal Democrat...Quit!)
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To: Birdsbane

Now we can pay the hospital bills/


8 posted on 06/20/2005 5:58:58 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Unicorn

And funeral expenses...


9 posted on 06/20/2005 6:02:52 AM PDT by Birdsbane (If You Are Employed By A Liberal Democrat...Quit!)
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To: Red Badger

Send them to the hospital, let them get better, let them name their home country, then: NEXT FLIGHT OUT!


10 posted on 06/20/2005 6:11:25 AM PDT by jocon307 (Can we close the border NOW?)
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patrol was asking for the public's help in identifying the occupants.

I thought that's why Mexico had Consulates in every major American city...

11 posted on 06/20/2005 6:19:43 AM PDT by HiJinx (Remember, you have to seal the dike before you can drain the swamp.)
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To: tahiti

Why do we hear of these packed vehicles in places like Missouri? If I was an illegal alien, I'd want to get the heck away from any other aliens I'd crossed with, aside from family. Once I got to a decent sized city in TX, AZ, NM or CA, I'd disappear.


12 posted on 06/20/2005 6:24:25 AM PDT by Sloth (Discarding your own liberty is foolish, but discarding the liberty of others is evil.)
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To: jocon307
Send them to the hospital, let them get better, let them name their home country, then: NEXT FLIGHT OUT!
Ooops, you missed one....BILL THEIR HOME COUNTRY!
susie

13 posted on 06/20/2005 6:48:26 AM PDT by brytlea (Yes, there are Republican teachers...)
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To: Sloth

Because you assume that they are actually afraid of getting caught and deported. It seems that assumption is incorrect.
susie


14 posted on 06/20/2005 6:49:14 AM PDT by brytlea (Yes, there are Republican teachers...)
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To: Birdsbane
5 down and 11,499,995 to go...

You can add this to the totals.

4 killed as van with 12 men goes out of control on I-580

15 posted on 06/20/2005 7:06:26 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: HiJinx
With the predicted temps in Phoenix today expected around 111 deg, we can tune in for reports of just how many of these "sardine vehicles" that are left along I-10 make it that far.

Tis the season...summertime in AZ, like clock work:

Neglected toddlers and babies drowning in pools...

Multiple illegal aliens squished into a van, left dying on the side of the road...

16 posted on 06/20/2005 7:14:52 AM PDT by kstewskis ("I don't know what I know, but I know that it's big..." Jerry Fletcher)
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To: kstewskis

What have we come to, where parents leave kids locked in their cars?

I understand the profit motive for the slave-traders, and that they couldn't care less about their loads.

But parents? Breaks my heart...


17 posted on 06/20/2005 7:18:07 AM PDT by HiJinx (Remember, you have to seal the dike before you can drain the swamp.)
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To: HiJinx
But parents? Breaks my heart...

I've heard at least three excuses:

"I forgot"

"I was only going to be a minute"

"I thought one of the other kids brought him/her in." (from Mesa).

18 posted on 06/20/2005 7:45:31 AM PDT by kstewskis ("I don't know what I know, but I know that it's big..." Jerry Fletcher)
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To: HiJinx
What have we come to, where parents leave kids locked in their cars?

But parents? Breaks my heart...

Parents don't; it takes more than just making a baby to be a parent.

I think you are confusing sires & dams with parents.

19 posted on 06/20/2005 8:15:36 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more work horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: tahiti

Juan more for the road...........


20 posted on 06/20/2005 8:27:56 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Excrementum Occurum)
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To: tahiti

Usually they run into the brush like a pack of jack rabbbits. They got running money with them. Notice how all of these were NOT MEXICANS. These were illegal alien invaders from Central America. Word is out that idiots and backstabbers run America's immigration enforcemnet agencies.


21 posted on 06/20/2005 8:40:44 AM PDT by dennisw ("He writes everything's been returned which was owed")
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To: ApplegateRanch

Yeah, you're right.

My son and D-I-L are making me awfully proud...they're doing great as parents so far. The big plus is, they aren't afraid to ask for sanity checks from their own parents.


22 posted on 06/20/2005 8:52:21 AM PDT by HiJinx (Remember, you have to seal the dike before you can drain the swamp.)
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To: HiJinx

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Be Ever Vigilant!

Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!


23 posted on 06/20/2005 11:12:54 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie
While this is a terrible tragdy for those involved...still, most illegals themselves, along with the rest of the world, are laughiing at our foolishness over this entire issue...and then capitalizing on it.

The Minutemen have it right.

IMHO, our national message has to be that immigrants are welcome, but illegal immigrants will be treated as the criminals they are. A healthy immigration/guest worker (green card) program should be in place that is in keeping with our true nation needs, with the intent that those immigrating and looking to citizenship are assimilated as American citizens with an understanding of our laws, constitution and an ability to speak the language...otherwise, no citizenship. Such a program then needs to be strictly adhered to and inforced, with no amnesty or free pass for the ones already here illegally. The borders then need to be firmed up, controlled, and seriously patroled to prevent illegal entry.

As to the illegals themselves, IMHO, the answer is (new ones or older ones already here) to deport every one of them, place thier names and fingerprints on a list, and then make sure they know if they are caught illegally back in the country they will go to prison and spend a minimum of five years building those buildings, digging those ditches, harvesting those crops for free...before they again are deported with the message that the next infraction brings on a ten year sentence of the same.

Then, we need to have just as stiff an enforcement on those Americans who knowingly hire the illegals, stiffly fining them to begin with, and building on that depending on the nature and size of the infrction, to where they also serve time in the gray rock motel.

Such a program may be somewhat painful at first...but not nearly as painful as what is coming if we do not get a firm handle and control on this issue.

Just my opinion.

24 posted on 06/20/2005 3:16:21 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Jeff Head

Roger that, Jeff ~ Minutemen ~ Bump!


25 posted on 06/20/2005 3:54:13 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Jeff Head

got your back.


26 posted on 06/20/2005 5:39:10 PM PDT by bitt ("There are troubling signs Bush doesn't care about winning a third term." (JH2))
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To: bitt

Update - http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/missouristatenews/story/026A1A32B38F961B8625702700532027?OpenDocument

The survivors are verifying it was an illegal transport and the idiot driver was trying to make it from CA to NY without sleeping.


27 posted on 06/21/2005 11:42:44 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas , Molly Ivins, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: Jeff Head
You have such a logical and workable plan!!!

Dontcha want to run for Pres?

28 posted on 06/21/2005 11:49:19 AM PDT by mommadooo3
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To: mommadooo3
Ha! LOL!

Never happen...I do not and will not play political games or seek political career or influence; therefore, all of the special interest lobbyists and their power, money, and friends in the political power structrues of the parties and the MSM would chew an unknown country boy like me up and spit me out.

29 posted on 06/21/2005 2:24:41 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Jeff Head

Mr. Jeff Head Goes to Washington...sounds like a good movie...


30 posted on 06/21/2005 5:56:54 PM PDT by bitt ("There are troubling signs Bush doesn't care about winning a third term." (JH2))
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