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Posted on 02/20/2002 2:19:20 PM PST by Salvation
Monday, February 18, 2002 9:54 am
Afghans among Border Patrol detainees
By Jo Napolitano
FALFURRIAS Two illegal immigrants from Afghanistan, one from Pakistan and two from Mexico were apprehended by Border Patrol Agents during a routine stop in Falfurrias early Sunday morning.
There was a bailout, said Johnny Garcia, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent in Falfurrias. We pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and everybody ran. Six people were apprehended and it is unknown if anybody else escaped.
Garcia said the vehicle was stopped near Ranch Road 755 near La Gloria at 7 a.m. All six detainees are young men, possibly in their 20s. Border Patrol Agents said they do not know if any of the detainees have terrorist connections, but they suspect they do not.
Nothing like that has been determined, Garcia said. But is unlikely.
Garcia said they did not find any illegal material in the vehicle, such as drugs or arms.
The detainees are currently in the custody of the Immigration and Naturalization Services.
They are currently at the checkpoint Falfurrias, Garcia said. They are cooperative and docile. Two of them are Afghan nationals who have fled their country for the U.S., and during that journey they opted to enter the country through the Mexican border.
All of the six detainees will be sent to the Port Isabel Service Processing Center Monday morning.
They will go to a hearing before an immigration judge, Garcia said. Their fate is in the hands of the judge. The judge will decide if there will be a formal deportation.
Garcia said the agency had a difficult time getting information from the Middle Eastern detainees because of a language barrier.
There is a communication problem, Garcia said. They speak limited English. They have had the opportunity to speak with translators and it has not been determined if they are association with terrorists. Thats unlikely at this time.
About time to get some translators for the INS!
I think Garcia is too dumb for the position he holds and should be in another line of work.
Put him in a room with a world map for a few hours, with instructions to find Afghanistan on a map and to analyze the logic of a poor, destitute, illiterate and desperate Afghani bypassing 8 or 10 European modern countries, swimming the Atlantic and coming to the U.S. via mexico.
See if he still can say "unlikely" with a straight face.
You have an excellent point. Reading a map is still reading. For the Afghans too.
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I don't know what to think about Bush anymore. I am beginning to miss Bubba. At least I knew where he was coming from.
Yeah, and what bothers me is that the number one open border lunatic just happens to be residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. right now.
Seems everyone wants to live with us these days. As much as they scream racist at us, they certainly do seem thrilled to live down the street from us.
Must be the free cookies and sandwiches.
You watch, if the terrorists ever blow up a liberal icon like Barbara Streisand, Rosey O'Donnel, Jesse Jackson or Julia Roberts, 25 foot tall electric fences with a 1/2 mile of Claymore mines in front of them, will go up, overnight.
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