Tales from the U.S.-Mexico border

Tales from the U.S.-Mexico border

There are 43 comments on the The Miami Herald story from Mar 10, 2013, titled Tales from the U.S.-Mexico border. In it, The Miami Herald reports that:

A single sea of lights forms between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, as the sun sets over the adjacent border towns on Feb.

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Border Tales

Anaheim, CA

#26 May 12, 2013
A judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. Attorney’s office to release the footage in response to a petition by news organizations, including The Associated Press.

In the video, Border Patrol agent Luis Fonseca is seen kneeing Adolfo Ceja in the thigh at a station in Imperial Beach in 2011, shortly after his arrest on suspicion of entering the country illegally. Ceja then kneels down. Fonseca hovers over him, pushing down on Ceja with Fonseca’s back facing the camera.

The migrant collapses. His body shakes. He gets back up seconds later.
Dave From Central

El Paso, TX

#27 May 12, 2013
Border Tales wrote:
A judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. Attorney’s office to release the footage in response to a petition by news organizations, including The Associated Press.
In the video, Border Patrol agent Luis Fonseca is seen kneeing Adolfo Ceja in the thigh at a station in Imperial Beach in 2011, shortly after his arrest on suspicion of entering the country illegally. Ceja then kneels down. Fonseca hovers over him, pushing down on Ceja with Fonseca’s back facing the camera.
The migrant collapses. His body shakes. He gets back up seconds later.
Damn, the beaner got back up? Sad news indeed.
Border Tales

Anaheim, CA

#28 May 12, 2013
American arrests of illegal crossers from countries other than Mexico — mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador — more than doubled along the southwest border of the United States last year, to 94,532 from 46,997 in 2011.
DJ Jessy Fresh

El Paso, TX

#29 May 12, 2013
dam thats good news, we might beat the predicted time of being the majority of 2046. minus the conn. school shootings we might get there by 2030. Its going to be nice to see the War Eagle flying over our for fathers land again. Viva La Raza.
Border Tales

Anaheim, CA

#30 May 12, 2013
The Washington Times has visited well-camouflaged spotter locations in the Sonoran Desert National Monument 75 miles north of the border, with a view of Interstate 8, which runs from just south of Phoenix west to San Diego.

Officials told The Times that every potential smuggling corridor in Arizona is monitored by mountaintop spotters, who are usually low-level cartel employees or those who owe a debt to the cartel.

They are armed with radios and cellphones and occasionally with weapons, and are sometimes held responsible if the drug loads they are spotting for are interdicted by authorities.
DJ Jessy Fresh

El Paso, TX

#31 May 12, 2013
its for the grifos, its called business. are you against a free market.
Border Tales

Anaheim, CA

#32 May 15, 2013
Migration and Small Business Investment Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Morelos does not have authorization to enter the United States. But he manages to bypass the world of border patrol agents and human smugglers, or coyotes, because each year a former childhood friend who left Mexico decades ago and gained U.S. citizenship, lends Morelos his U.S. passport so can visit his family in Mexico and then cross back over the border to work in the United States.
DJ Jessy Fresh

El Paso, TX

#33 May 15, 2013
Border Tales wrote:
Migration and Small Business Investment Across the U.S.-Mexico Border
Morelos does not have authorization to enter the United States. But he manages to bypass the world of border patrol agents and human smugglers, or coyotes, because each year a former childhood friend who left Mexico decades ago and gained U.S. citizenship, lends Morelos his U.S. passport so can visit his family in Mexico and then cross back over the border to work in the United States.
that's a bunch of baloney,pendejoto. you obviously don't live in a border town.
all you have to do is walk backwards over the bridge and say you are leaving. don't be such a dumbazz.
Border Tales

Anaheim, CA

#34 May 16, 2013
Love At the Border: U.S. Citizen Marries Mexican Fiancé in Unique Rio Grande Ceremony

The marriage takes advantage of an 1848 treaty that allowed freedom of navigation on both sides on Rio Grande, which forms almost 1,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. Stephanie Guerra, 26, wed Ruben Alfonso Fierro, 27, on a Zodiac raft taking them from the Mexico border town of Nuevo Laredo to American shores.

The more traditional method,notes the Laredo Sun, is to exchange vows in the middle of the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge between Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
DJ Jessy Fresh

El Paso, TX

#35 May 16, 2013
I have many tales out of my behind love
Border Tales

Anaheim, CA

#36 May 18, 2013
U.S.-Mexico Border Delays Costing Economy Billions

Five industries that account for 66 percent of trade value between the countries -- electrical machinery, computer devices, vehicles, plastics and precision health instruments --shouldered most of the costs of the border delays.
Total Corruption

United States

#37 May 18, 2013
There would be no commerce between the U.S. and Mexico except for the exploitation of cheap labor. These factory-assembly-line workers, mostly young women, are treated like animals by their employers. No health benefits, no retirement, minimal wages,no job security. When they get pregnant from one of the straw bosses, they wind up planted in the Border Body Dumps.
DC Dave

United States

#38 May 18, 2013
Total Corruption wrote:
There would be no commerce between the U.S. and Mexico except for the exploitation of cheap labor. These factory-assembly-line workers, mostly young women, are treated like animals by their employers. No health benefits, no retirement, minimal wages,no job security. When they get pregnant from one of the straw bosses, they wind up planted in the Border Body Dumps.
You've been sucking on too much chorizo.
Border Tales

Anaheim, CA

#39 May 18, 2013
Woman busted trying to smuggle chorizo sausage over the border - in diapers

Customs inspectors scored the makings of a barbecue when a 21-year-old South Texas woman declared several soiled baby diapers at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing.

Suspicious of the chunky diapers, inspectors with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the international bridge in Hidalgo found several links of spicy pork sausage, or chorizo, inside. The diapers had been folded to look soiled, according to a customs agency statement.

The Mission resident, who was not identified after the Friday night incident, was fined $300 and her chorizo was seized.
DC Dave

United States

#40 May 18, 2013
Border Tales wrote:
Woman busted trying to smuggle chorizo sausage over the border - in diapers
Customs inspectors scored the makings of a barbecue when a 21-year-old South Texas woman declared several soiled baby diapers at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing.
Suspicious of the chunky diapers, inspectors with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the international bridge in Hidalgo found several links of spicy pork sausage, or chorizo, inside. The diapers had been folded to look soiled, according to a customs agency statement.
The Mission resident, who was not identified after the Friday night incident, was fined $300 and her chorizo was seized.
Only a mexi-CANT could be that clever.
Border Tales

Anaheim, CA

#41 May 18, 2013
Living On The Border, Driven — Literally — Underground

After living underground in the United States — figuratively speaking — some undocumented immigrants deported to the Mexican border city of Tijuana are living in holes. These migrants have dug bunkers along Tijuana's sewage canal to protect themselves from police who routinely burn down their makeshift homes.

"A policeman took my backpack and threw it in a fire when they came and burnt our stuff," he says through a translator.

After that, Martinez began to bury his belongings for safekeeping. That worked well, so he made himself a hole to live in. Martinez has reinforced the walls with wood that he collected at building demolition sites around the city. He brags that a police truck rolled over a few days ago and it didn't cave in.

Martinez made a lid for his hole from a Styrofoam cooler. When the police come, he pulls it over the entrance. It lies flush with the riverbed and looks like just another piece of trash.

Martinez says he's proud of his ingenuity.
DMFrank

Cancún, Mexico

#42 May 18, 2013
bord people.
Border Tales

Anaheim, CA

#43 May 18, 2013
BORDER WAITS POSE HEALTH RISK STUDY: BORDER WAITS PRESENT HEALTH RISKS
The concern about air pollution at U.S.-Mexico border crossings has grown as wait times at San Ysidro and other land ports of entry have risen along with increased security measures after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. During peak weekend traffic periods, delays can be three and four hours.
DJ Jessy Fresh

United States

#44 May 18, 2013
What about la llorona?
DJ Jessy Fresh

El Paso, TX

#45 May 18, 2013
DC Dave wrote:
<quoted text>You've been sucking on too much chorizo.
You should know my chorizo will never be the same!!!

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