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Immigrant Deaths in Arizona Desert Soaring in July
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Posted on 07/17/2010 10:41:58 AM PDT by jessduntno

PHOENIX -- The number of deaths among illegal immigrants crossing the Arizona desert from Mexico is soaring so high this month that the medical examiner's office that handles the bodies is using a refrigerated truck to store some of them, the chief examiner said Friday.

The bodies of 40 illegal immigrants have been brought to the office of Pima County Medical Examiner Dr. Bruce Parks since July 1. At that rate, Parks said the deaths could top the single-month record of 68 in July 2005 since his office began tracking them in 2000.

"Right now, at the halfway point of the month, to have so many is just a very bad sign," he said. "It's definitely on course to perhaps be the deadliest month of all time."

From Jan. 1 to July 15, the office has handled the bodies of 134 illegal immigrants, up from 93 at the same time last year and 102 in 2008. In 2007, when the office recorded the highest annual deaths of illegal immigrants, 140 bodies had been taken there through July 15.

Parks said his office, which handles immigrant bodies from three counties, is currently storing roughly 250 bodies and had to start using a refrigerated truck because of the increase in immigrant deaths this month.

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In her recent remarks (video) to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Sec. Napolitano - former governor of Arizona - stated, "Over the past 18 months, this administration has devoted more resources -- including manpower, technology and infrastructure -- to the Southwest border than at any point in America's history."
1 posted on 07/17/2010 10:41:59 AM PDT by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

I see this is Fox News. The MSM would have including global warming and the Arizona immigration laws as contributing to the deaths.


2 posted on 07/17/2010 10:45:25 AM PDT by nhoward14 (I'm starting The 595 Club... A discount from 700)
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To: jessduntno

As long as the left keeps encouraging them to come, they’ll keep dying.


3 posted on 07/17/2010 10:45:33 AM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: jessduntno

Here’s a suggestion: wait till it’s cooler before risking your life breaking in to our country.


4 posted on 07/17/2010 10:47:28 AM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: rbosque

The only humane thing to do is to build the wall and put our troops along the border to protect it.


5 posted on 07/17/2010 10:47:57 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: jessduntno
They are all desperate to get here before the immigration reform/amnesty goes in to effect.

I grew up in the Sonoran Desert, and in July, it is uninhabitable for even a short amount of time.

Illegals die in the desert every summer, but the higher numbers of deaths are a result of the mad rush to get here in time for Obama's free ride to citizenship.

6 posted on 07/17/2010 10:48:33 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

True. And the actual implementation of SB 1070 can’t begin soon enough.

Lives will be saved. It’s the humane thing to do.


7 posted on 07/17/2010 10:49:53 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: jessduntno

You break the laws you pay the price,I will not shed a tear they are used up on the American victims of this lawless free for all given a wink by Bush and Obama both,Now that said what was GW’s reason for crapping on America? Monetary from the Drug trade?


8 posted on 07/17/2010 10:51:10 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: nhoward14

“I see this is Fox News. The MSM would have including global warming and the Arizona immigration laws as contributing to the deaths.”

Funny...and true enough to make you want to weep...


9 posted on 07/17/2010 10:51:31 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny...its principles are the founding principles." - Levin)
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To: jessduntno
Immigrant Deaths in Arizona Desert Soaring in July

For the latest in Wilde commentary, click here.

10 posted on 07/17/2010 10:51:52 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (" 'Bush did it' is not a foreign policy." -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: jessduntno

113 in Yuma when I drove through the other day. Anyone risking crossing that desert in the summer has a death wish...


11 posted on 07/17/2010 10:52:21 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: jessduntno

Soooooooooooooo


12 posted on 07/17/2010 10:53:07 AM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: jessduntno

I don’t like to see anyone die, but if someone chooses to jump off a building, is it my fault when they go splat?

It’s the same thing when people try to enter our nation through the desert. You makes your choices, and you live (or die) by them. I, and my fellow citizens ARE NOT obligated to protect these people.

The inference that it is just so unfair to these people, gauls me to the max.

Quit ignoring our immigration laws, and respect our border.


13 posted on 07/17/2010 10:53:26 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Latest most accurate Az Poll to date, of 14 likely voters: McCain 137%, Hayworth -37% (+/- 92%))
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To: Semper911

“Illegals die in the desert every summer, but the higher numbers of deaths are a result of the mad rush to get here in time for Obama’s free ride to citizenship..”

...and the fact that the temperature has been in the 114s and higher all week.


14 posted on 07/17/2010 10:57:25 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: jessduntno

*YAWN*


15 posted on 07/17/2010 11:00:07 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: jessduntno

How cruel and inhumane is the Mexican gov’t? They need to put out a new booklet telling their people to ait until Nov to senak in . It is the only moral thing to do.

How long before Calderon blames AZ for not putting up air conditioned way stations?


16 posted on 07/17/2010 11:00:29 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Cheetahcat
You break the laws you pay the price,I will not shed a tear they are used up on the American victims of this lawless free for all given a wink by Bush and Obama both,Now that said what was GW’s reason for crapping on America? Monetary from the Drug trade?

This time, it really is Bush's fault! Although even Reagan had an amnesty on his watch, back in '86. It was a bad idea then, it's a bad idea now. What we need is another Eisenhower-era "Operation Wetback."

17 posted on 07/17/2010 11:01:37 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: jessduntno

Tucson bishop: Illegal immigrants should learn English, ‘get in the back of the line’



Don't be fooled by the headline.

His statement to the House could be right out of
La Raza or any other open borders crowd.

18 posted on 07/17/2010 11:02:26 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Beowulf9

10:58 AM. Temp 106 degrees.


19 posted on 07/17/2010 11:02:59 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Beowulf9; DoughtyOne

10:58 AM. Temp 106 degrees.


20 posted on 07/17/2010 11:03:16 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: jessduntno

You sneak into my “house”, uninvited and illegally, and fall on the stairs and die...tough $hi+.


21 posted on 07/17/2010 11:04:45 AM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: jessduntno

So, what the hell do they want? We should build them a string of free emergency rooms every two miles along the dessert path?


22 posted on 07/17/2010 11:07:07 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: jessduntno
I agree with FrankR in comment number 21. If they keep coming, tough shit. Let them feed the worms. I have no problem with illegals dying doing something illegal.
I betcha I'm gonna catch a lotta grief with this comment. Bring it on.
23 posted on 07/17/2010 11:08:48 AM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: Cheetahcat

I believe you will find Bush, McCain and Guilliani were all heavily financed by the construction industry leg of the housing bubble pyramid. Mitt was financed by bankers.

During the 2008 primaries, this socialist ponzi scheme owned the top three Republican contenders, leaving those of us who oppose open borders without a major party candidate.
Given the consequences when (not if) a nuclear device comes in through the open border - that was unnaceptable.

I voted Keyes.


24 posted on 07/17/2010 11:15:58 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Nitehawk0325

“I have no problem with illegals dying doing something illegal. I betcha I’m gonna catch a lotta grief with this comment. Bring it on.”

Dunno why you would...what I don’t understand is why the geniuses in Congress that are trying (so they say) to defend border defense don’t use this to point out how inhumane the socialists are for encouraging people to die, trying to reach the promised land to take advantage of their amnesty plans, instead of closing the border until it is sorted out? I don’t think I hear that messsage. It points out what reckless f*ckers the Dims are and makes the case for border control.


25 posted on 07/17/2010 11:17:39 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny...its principles are the founding principles." - Levin)
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To: Disambiguator; Cheetahcat
This time, it really is Bush's fault!

Oh, BULLSHI'ITE!!!

Although even Reagan had an amnesty on his watch, back in '86.

EVEN Reagan??? Reagan gave the only blanket amnesty ever granted in the history of our nation.

For over 200 years, the United states only granted amnesty in individual cases and had never given amnesty to large numbers of illegal aliens. Because of chain migration, those granted amnesty have brought in an additional 142,000 dependents - relatives brought in to the United States to join their family members.

The amnesty of 1986 was supposed to be a "one time only" amnesty. Yet since 1986, Congress passed a total of 7 amnesties for illegal aliens:

1. The Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA) Amnesty of 1986 - the "one-time only" blanket amnesty for some 2.8 million illegal aliens.

2. Section 245(i) The Amnesty of 1994 - a temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens.

3. Section 245(i) The Extension Amnesty of 1997 - an extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994.

4. The Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty of 1997 - an amnesty for nearly one million illegal aliens from Central America.

5. The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA) of 1998 - an amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti.

6. The Late Amnesty of 2000 - an amnesty for approximately 400,000 illegal aliens who claimed they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty.

7. The LIFE Act Amnesty of 2000 - a reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty to an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens.

After the 1986 amnesty, illegal immigration increased significantly. Census Bureau 2000 data indicate that 700,000 to 800,000 illegal aliens settle in the U.S. each year.

Reagan's amnesty threw the flood gates of our border wide open. Additional amnesties granted 6 times during the K'Toon years encouraged even more to rush the border.

Yet somehow President George W. Bush is charged with the sole responsibility for our illegal immigration problem and our wide open borders. Disgusting.

26 posted on 07/17/2010 11:20:34 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: Pining_4_TX

They also need a DMZ a 1/2 mile wide. Void of all vegetation with our military standing guard until the Mexicans finally get the idea that they may die if they cross the border.

Of course our coward of a President won’t do that. I’ve never seen a President of our country that is such a coward.


27 posted on 07/17/2010 11:21:25 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Nitehawk0325
If they keep coming, tough shit. Let them feed the worms. I have no problem with illegals dying doing something illegal.

DITTOS!

28 posted on 07/17/2010 11:21:28 AM PDT by Marathoner (And we thought Carter sucked.)
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To: RWGinger

Why is nobody asking why Mexico is such a hellhole that people are willing to risk their lives to escape it.


29 posted on 07/17/2010 11:23:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Just A Nobody

I was being partially tongue-in-cheek. Bush can’t take the entire blame for the mess we’re in, but he didn’t do much to clean it up.


30 posted on 07/17/2010 11:23:59 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism - it's all shades of black.)
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To: jessduntno

They should stay home. This is purely by choice.


31 posted on 07/17/2010 11:25:34 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: C210N

We should also skip the body pickup because:

1. It costs money

2. It takes resources better expended elsewhere

3. It provides a warning to those following behind


32 posted on 07/17/2010 11:27:24 AM PDT by benewton
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To: benewton

Oh, I forgot:

4. Buzzards gotta eat too


33 posted on 07/17/2010 11:28:25 AM PDT by benewton
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To: benewton

Hey, illegal aliens, stay in your own lousy country and try to change it. Really, stop polluting our deserts and our society, illegals. If you want to immi9grate here, go through the legal process and we welcome you.


34 posted on 07/17/2010 11:33:47 AM PDT by hal ogen
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To: jessduntno

Since our federal government won’t do the job of protecting us, let Mother Nature do it.


35 posted on 07/17/2010 11:35:20 AM PDT by 23 Everest (Zero, Glittering Jewel of Colossal Ignorance.)
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To: jessduntno

You don’t want to die in a desert? Then DON’T! It’s your decision to risk it, you suffer the consequences. Stay in Mexico and live your life.


36 posted on 07/17/2010 11:35:55 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: jessduntno

134 bodies from 3 counties in six months....wonder what the total is for the whole border.

ANOTHER, humanitarian reason for controlling the border,


37 posted on 07/17/2010 11:37:20 AM PDT by cookcounty ("Today's White House reporters seem one ball short of a ping pong scrimmage.")
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To: Disambiguator
Sorry, I did not see your tongue firmly planted in your cheek.

However, you did say;
What we need is another Eisenhower-era "Operation Wetback."

I agree! The fact is, President Bush did more to secure the borders and reform our immigration system than under any president since Ike. It should also be recognized that our borders have always been open and illegal immigration has been a problem that has not been adequately addressed since President Eisenhower's Operation Wetback.

38 posted on 07/17/2010 11:39:06 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: jessduntno

Guess what? I really don’t care.

If they were not invading, they would not have died.


39 posted on 07/17/2010 11:40:47 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Life has the weight of a feather; duty the weight of a mountain.)
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To: jessduntno

How dumb do you have to be to even attempt to cross the desert when the temps are in excess of 110 degrees? I would venture a guess that there are points in the desert where the temps are over 120. It’s so hot that it doesn’t even cool down at night. There is no shade, there is no water, the ground radiates heat like an oven. Good grief people THINK!


40 posted on 07/17/2010 11:42:37 AM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: neodad

“Anyone risking crossing that desert in the summer has a death wish...”

They could also just be plain stupid or not have any clue about the laws of thermodynamics.


41 posted on 07/17/2010 11:43:58 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: benewton

“Oh, I forgot:

4. Buzzards gotta eat too”

A green solution to the border problem.


42 posted on 07/17/2010 11:47:12 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Nitehawk0325

You’ll catch no grief from me. I whole-heartedly agree. If you commit a crime, you must be prepared to accept ALL consequences of said action. Regardless of what La Raza, the Catholic Church,the DemocRATS, et al have to say: entering into this country illegally is a FEDERAL CRIME!!! If they die along the way, no skin off my nose. They knew what they were doing was wrong. Let them pay the price for their crime.


43 posted on 07/17/2010 11:50:09 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: RC2

Liberal use of land mines and razorwire wouldn’t hurt either.


44 posted on 07/17/2010 11:54:06 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: jessduntno

If they’re dying anyway, why don’t they do something more noble and attack the problems in their own country?


45 posted on 07/17/2010 12:02:07 PM PDT by xander
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To: RWGinger

Calderon is a Cabron.

The bastard wants to dump his excess popuation onto the US.

God DAMN Calderon. And all the Pieces of mierda who help him.


46 posted on 07/17/2010 12:05:07 PM PDT by Levante
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To: RWGinger
How long before Calderon blames AZ for not putting up air conditioned way stations?

Oh! God! Don't give then any ideas.

47 posted on 07/17/2010 12:20:00 PM PDT by shiva
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To: Just A Nobody
“This time, it really is Bush's fault!

Oh, BULLSHI'ITE!!!

Although even Reagan had an amnesty on his watch, back in ‘86.

EVEN Reagan??? Reagan gave the only blanket amnesty ever granted in the history of our nation.

For over 200 years, the United states only granted amnesty in individual cases and had never given amnesty to large numbers of illegal aliens. Because of chain migration, those granted amnesty have brought in an additional 142,000 dependents - relatives brought in to the United States to join their family members.

The amnesty of 1986 was supposed to be a “one time only” amnesty. Yet since 1986, Congress passed a total of 7 amnesties for illegal aliens:

1. The Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA) Amnesty of 1986 - the “one-time only” blanket amnesty for some 2.8 million illegal aliens.

2. Section 245(i) The Amnesty of 1994 - a temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens.

3. Section 245(i) The Extension Amnesty of 1997 - an extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994.

4. The Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty of 1997 - an amnesty for nearly one million illegal aliens from Central America.

5. The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA) of 1998 - an amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti.

6. The Late Amnesty of 2000 - an amnesty for approximately 400,000 illegal aliens who claimed they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty.

7. The LIFE Act Amnesty of 2000 - a reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty to an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens.

After the 1986 amnesty, illegal immigration increased significantly. Census Bureau 2000 data indicate that 700,000 to 800,000 illegal aliens settle in the U.S. each year.

Reagan's amnesty threw the flood gates of our border wide open. Additional amnesties granted 6 times during the K’Toon years encouraged even more to rush the border.

Yet somehow President George W. Bush is charged with the sole responsibility for our illegal immigration problem and our wide open borders. Disgusting.”

That worthless RINO had the political capitol on 01 to seal the border PERMANTLY!! But what does he do??? The Traitor says THAT we are Racists and then ,little things like:”See you at the signing” Referring to the Amnesty bill him and the other chitbag McCain along with Kennedy dreamed up..

Border Agents in Prison for doing their JOBS!! Where ,Where are the Parallels with Reagan? Also letting a drug dealing Smuggler go free.

I am leaving OUT his complete nincompoop war management,The handling of Iraq in general and destruction of our country in general along with little things like rolling over and Pissing himself when the Rats Squeaked at him.ONE Time : THE TURD DIVIDED the party over his Amnesty and let the Rats flow across the house in 06 and the Ghetto crawler in 08 to the whitehouse. YES G W BUSH is the Architect of this.

48 posted on 07/17/2010 12:45:57 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: jessduntno

Illegal trespassing Immigrant Deaths in Arizona Desert Soaring in July

Fixed it.


49 posted on 07/17/2010 12:59:39 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: jessduntno

In the end, lawlessness benefits not. If they left really cared about the illegals, they would enforce immigration laws and expand guest worker programs.


50 posted on 07/17/2010 1:36:34 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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