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ER PATROL STRUGGLES TO RESPOND TO
OVERWHELMING NUMBERS OF ILLEGALS THAT
CONTINUE DESPITE INCREASED PATROLS AND UAVS
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Another busy weekend on the border for volunteers of CHD. Sometimes I’m not sure which is more stressful, dealing with potential terrorists, drug dealers and illegals or dealing with the media. No fewer than four video crews followed us around during last week’s patrols. Film students from Southern Illinois University and Ithaca College in New York were here for the second time working on documentaries. We also had the HBO documentary crew here again--they were here last year and still nothing has come from it. We’re sure the editors don’t like what they see--the truth about how dangerous the border situation really is.
It’s amazing how agenda-corrupt the mainstream popular media is. Over and over we get the big boys of corrupt media like ABC news, NBC news, CNN, 60 Minutes, Newsweek magazine. They all have been here looking for racist vigilantes which they never seem to find. What they do find are drug dealers, OTM’s and hundreds of illegals needing life-saving water because they are being systematically cleansed from Mexico by Vicente Fox.
Their stories never seem to see the light of day; I suppose the truth is not something they are interested in. Yet, the GOP fascists like John McCain want to censor folks like Mike Moore. They certainly have been successful in censoring the truth about the border, so why not the truth surrounding  the situation in Iraq.
We are not sure what Border Patrol is doing; they must be overwhelmed.  We do know it took three calls and  two and a half hours for them to respond to five illegal entrants we found near the San Pedro River on Friday night. The group of three men and two women had no water; we provided the life saving liquid and chatted with them while waiting for the proper authorities to arrive. We learned they were just coming for work; they told us they feel like nobody likes them or wants them. I asked them why  Vicente Fox does not help them. “He doesn’t like people with dark skin in our country,” they told us; “Besides, we can only make $4 for a full day’s work in Mexico. Here we can make $4 an hour, and that’s much better. It’s so hard to get in now,” said the leader of the group. He told us this had been the eighth time he had been caught. We told them not to try again--Migra is everywhere as well as citizen patrols. I told him to come legally and we would help him get a job. He said it’s too hard to come legal and easier to come illegally. He would try another spot tomorrow night.
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As Border Patrol loaded them into the truck he joked that he would see us again tomorrow;  little did he know his words would come true.
The next night, Saturday, on the very same trail at almost the very same time, we encountered another group of 10 illegals. As we lit them up with our powerful lights--there he was again leading a larger group! This time I told him I did not like his lying to us: he turned out to be the coyote guide.
“I told you I would be back,” he said.
“I told you I would catch you too,” I said.
This time Border Patrol was not so kind when they learned he was smuggling human cargo.
Thursday,July 15, 2004
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5 MORE ILLEGALS WITHOUT WATER. WHY DID IT TAKE  BORDER PATROL TWO AND A HALF HOURS TO RESPOND TO A GROUP OF ILLEGALS LESS THAN A MILE FROM THE LINE?
            THE COYOTE IS ON THE RIGHT.
SATURDAY NIGHT CHD ENCOUNTERED ANOTHER GROUP OF 10 ILLEGALS ON THE SAME TRAIL AT ALMOST THE SAME TIME - AND GUESS WHAT...
   ...THE GROUP INCLUDED THREE OF THE SAME PEOPLE AS THE NIGHT BEFORE INCLUDING THE SAME COYOTE SEEN IN THIS PICTURE ON THE RIGHT.