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Illegal Immigrants Shot at US Border

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Shaun, Jun 17, 2002.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun G&G Evangelist

    Illegal Immigrants Shot at US Border

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A vehicle carrying 23 illegal immigrants across the Mexico-U.S. border was shot at Friday, injuring eight men inside, authorities

    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.

    A spokesperson for the Mexican Consulate did not immediately return a phone call.

    The immigrants, from El Salvador, Ecuador and Mexico, crossed illegally just after midnight Thursday and Border Patrol agents came upon them on
    a dirt road north of the international boundary, about 100 miles east of San Diego. Six women and one child were also in the van.

    ``They were in a panic,'' Garcia said.
  2. Mexicans shooting at illegal immigrants leaving the country?
    Now I've heard eveything. Must not have paid the Mexican military enogh to let them past.

  3. Eric

    Eric G&G Newbie

    It's getting to the point where they could start having a weekly TV show on the border. It would have everything: survival in the vast desert, shootings, covert drug deliveries, lost roving military patrols (mexican). And don't forget, all the participants could 'tag-out' by finding one of those towers.
  4. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    How the Heck did they get 23 people on an SUV? And it can still move? Not very fast, I bet. Surely Greyhound has some surplus buses to donate to such a worthy cause. (White&silver would show up very nicely in the desert.) Hand out green cards with the Ameri-pass. :mad:
  5. Stopper

    Stopper G&G Newbie

    Since when have they been interested in stopping people from coming across and why didn't they start this sooner?

    Probably didn't pay the right/wrong people off!

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Someone didn't get their pay off! Either that or they were expecting dollars and got peso's instead...what is 20,000 pesos now, a $1.99 or something?