A look at deadly immigrant smuggling disasters

Jul 24, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: BroadcastNewsroom

A pickup truck crash that killed 14 suspected illegal immigrants in South Texas this week was one of the deadliest immigrant smuggling disasters in recent U.S. history.

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#1 Jul 25, 2012
Proving their can be dire consequences for those who thumb their noses at our laws. They need to stop thinking they don't have to abide by our laws, and either come in the right way, or don't come here at all. Some idiot risked their own children's lives, and at what cost??? I hate that they met such an awful fate, but it could have been avoided.
Dee Dee Dee

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#2 Jul 25, 2012
teddyr4me wrote:
Proving their can be dire consequences for those who thumb their noses at our laws. They need to stop thinking they don't have to abide by our laws, and either come in the right way, or don't come here at all. Some idiot risked their own children's lives, and at what cost??? I hate that they met such an awful fate, but it could have been avoided.
It's just Karma. When you do harm and wrong to others it will come back to you sooner or later. In the case of this truck load of criminals it came back sooner.

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#3 Jul 25, 2012
teddyr4me wrote:
Proving their can be dire consequences for those who thumb their noses at our laws. They need to stop thinking they don't have to abide by our laws, and either come in the right way, or don't come here at all. Some idiot risked their own children's lives, and at what cost??? I hate that they met such an awful fate, but it could have been avoided.
Good grief...s/b: proving there...the coffee obviously didn't kick in when I wrote this!

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#4 Jul 25, 2012
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
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It's just Karma. When you do harm and wrong to others it will come back to you sooner or later. In the case of this truck load of criminals it came back sooner.
Doing things the wrong way just isn't the way to ever garner trust and respect, but something tells me that these people don't care, as long as they can attach themselves to our entitlement system, it's all systems go. Greed breeds moral corruption.

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El Paso, TX

#5 Jul 25, 2012
They meet there fate. Thanks to the lack of the failed border security.
Rico the Californian

Venice, CA

#6 Jul 25, 2012
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>Doing things the wrong way just isn't the way to ever garner trust and respect, but something tells me that these people don't care, as long as they can attach themselves to our entitlement system, it's all systems go. Greed breeds moral corruption.
I would imagine that the last thing that illegals are expecting is for you to like them. They have mouths to feed and had you not been sitting pretty in your posh little lifestyle, you'd be doing the same thing so thank your lucky starts that you don't have to walk in their shoes. One problem with many Americans is that we're actually spoiled rotten in regards to our living standards. I've never had to walk across a deadly desert, subject myself to a constant hatred by people like you and work in the most crappiest places just to make a dollar.

I don't think that most Americans who are hellbent on illegal immigration have any understanding of what real poverty will drive a person to do.

But you carry on with your pompous demeanor and "I'm better than you" mentality.

Just saying.

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#8 Jul 26, 2012
Rico the Californian wrote:
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I would imagine that the last thing that illegals are expecting is for you to like them. They have mouths to feed and had you not been sitting pretty in your posh little lifestyle, you'd be doing the same thing so thank your lucky starts that you don't have to walk in their shoes. One problem with many Americans is that we're actually spoiled rotten in regards to our living standards. I've never had to walk across a deadly desert, subject myself to a constant hatred by people like you and work in the most crappiest places just to make a dollar.
I don't think that most Americans who are hellbent on illegal immigration have any understanding of what real poverty will drive a person to do.
But you carry on with your pompous demeanor and "I'm better than you" mentality.
Just saying.
You have no idea what my coming up years were like. I did not live in the lap of luxury, nor do I now. But my husband and I worked since our teens. We never asked anybody for a dime. We saved for our kids' educations and live a modest, but happy life. We sure didn't have more kids than we could afford, expecting to be given anything. The thing you fail to recognize is that they come here, over and over after having paid a coyote thousands, and after they get deported, they find another coyote. Funny how they can do that if they are so poor, don't you think? Get it straight, rico, I don't hate the people, but I certainly hate their actions and their lack of concern for the very people they hurt...Americans. We are "sitting pretty" because we never lived above our means, we did without, sacrificed a lot to be able to give more to our kids and saved and invested for our future. Try it, so that you too can "sit pretty." Nobody needs a brand new car, they depreciate the minute you drive it off the lot, nobody needs to live in a huge house that one can't afford to heat and cool...think before you post your foolisheness...some people just live by rules and happened to forge a good life without having to keep up with the Jones.
pug

Justice, IL

#9 Jul 26, 2012
Rico the Californian wrote:
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I would imagine that the last thing that illegals are expecting is for you to like them. They have mouths to feed and had you not been sitting pretty in your posh little lifestyle, you'd be doing the same thing so thank your lucky starts that you don't have to walk in their shoes. One problem with many Americans is that we're actually spoiled rotten in regards to our living standards. I've never had to walk across a deadly desert, subject myself to a constant hatred by people like you and work in the most crappiest places just to make a dollar.
I don't think that most Americans who are hellbent on illegal immigration have any understanding of what real poverty will drive a person to do.
But you carry on with your pompous demeanor and "I'm better than you" mentality.
Just saying.
Forget the guilt trip stuff its been overplayed like the race card. No country has been more accomadating and accepted more foreign nationals than the United States.

The citizen taxpayers provide numerous benefits to the foreign national. The magnet of benefits is an attraction for persons to enter the country Illegally.

Not everyone in the USA lives a luxurious and pampered life. But, if you are a foreign national your main goal seems to be the collection of taxpayer funded benefits. How else would these persons facilitate "a better life".

The citizen tax payer is under greater pressure than ever before. We are questioning the validity of free programs that drain resources and produce nothing of value to the United States.

The double dipping exhibited by childrens free breakfast and lunch programs at school, while the parents swipe EBT cards has to stop.

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#10 Jul 26, 2012
pug wrote:
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resources and produce nothing of value to the United States.
The double dipping exhibited by childrens free breakfast and lunch programs at school, while the parents swipe EBT cards has to stop.
This hits the nail on the head!!! It's about the parents' whose priorities, which in too many cases, are NOT about their children.
Free is free

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Jul 26, 2012
Sorry Rico, some of us are from the school of hard knocks as well.
I know what it's like to ride bike to work a job in the hot sun all day, to wonder if it's hot dogs or Hamburger Helper for dinner, etc. I didn't want to live that life, so I got 2 jobs and saved money for college.

These are people who don't want to make years of sacrifice; they want what I have *now*, without sweating for it. I have as little respect for these people as I do for our native welfare leeches. They're all about themselves first, last and only.

As far as I'm concerned, I wish the illegals would each kidnap a native welfare leech and head for greener pastures with them. This country would be alot better off.
Rico the Californian wrote:
<quoted text>
I would imagine that the last thing that illegals are expecting is for you to like them. They have mouths to feed and had you not been sitting pretty in your posh little lifestyle, you'd be doing the same thing so thank your lucky starts that you don't have to walk in their shoes. One problem with many Americans is that we're actually spoiled rotten in regards to our living standards. I've never had to walk across a deadly desert, subject myself to a constant hatred by people like you and work in the most crappiest places just to make a dollar.
I don't think that most Americans who are hellbent on illegal immigration have any understanding of what real poverty will drive a person to do.
But you carry on with your pompous demeanor and "I'm better than you" mentality.
Just saying.
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#12 Jul 26, 2012
Those who support, encourage and profit from illegal immigration are the one responsible for every death and injury related to illegal immigration. This is not limited to the few illegal aliens killed trying to enter the country illegally every year but also thousands injured and killed by illegal aliens every year. If politicians, racial supremacist groups and greedy business owners did not encourage illegal immigration by welcoming illegals and falsely promising a better life to those who are willing to come here and steal from American citizens accidents like this and the thousands of deaths and injuries cause by illegals and their criminal behavior would not happen.
While those who support illegal immigration pretend to do so on humanitarian grounds the fact is they are responsible for all the suffering caused by illegal immigration and their support for these crimes is based solely on greed not compassion. While enforcing immigration laws may cause hardship for a few people, mostly criminals it will prevent the suffering of millions of Americans, immigrants and even illegal aliens.

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#13 Jul 26, 2012
Free is free wrote:
Sorry Rico, some of us are from the school of hard knocks as well.
I know what it's like to ride bike to work a job in the hot sun all day, to wonder if it's hot dogs or Hamburger Helper for dinner, etc. I didn't want to live that life, so I got 2 jobs and saved money for college.
These are people who don't want to make years of sacrifice; they want what I have *now*, without sweating for it. I have as little respect for these people as I do for our native welfare leeches. They're all about themselves first, last and only.
As far as I'm concerned, I wish the illegals would each kidnap a native welfare leech and head for greener pastures with them. This country would be alot better off.
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Your ignorance glares. GLARES! Now that your ancestors killed the Natives and put the survivors in the state they are in, you can't brag enough, eh? This has nothing to do with the Mezitos that leech. Good try though, Bigoted ass. This COuntry would be better off if you would stop sub humanizing the Original Americans. Need more oil do you? I pray you have to experience an iota of what yours have caused to the indeginous. You would break before sunset.
May your lustful greed cause you to reap all the poverty you have created. AMen

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#14 Jul 26, 2012
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>You have no idea what my coming up years were like. I did not live in the lap of luxury, nor do I now. But my husband and I worked since our teens. We never asked anybody for a dime. We saved for our kids' educations and live a modest, but happy life. We sure didn't have more kids than we could afford, expecting to be given anything. The thing you fail to recognize is that they come here, over and over after having paid a coyote thousands, and after they get deported, they find another coyote. Funny how they can do that if they are so poor, don't you think? Get it straight, rico, I don't hate the people, but I certainly hate their actions and their lack of concern for the very people they hurt...Americans. We are "sitting pretty" because we never lived above our means, we did without, sacrificed a lot to be able to give more to our kids and saved and invested for our future. Try it, so that you too can "sit pretty." Nobody needs a brand new car, they depreciate the minute you drive it off the lot, nobody needs to live in a huge house that one can't afford to heat and cool...think before you post your foolisheness...some people just live by rules and happened to forge a good life without having to keep up with the Jones.
As Americans we are sitting pretty even in todays crappy economy. It's our ignorance to real poverty that encourages us to be so arrogant when we look at less fortunate people.

So some people like you and I are born with a fail lifestyle from the get go. Some people do not have that option so it goes without saying, we as Americans are quite arrogant when it comes to looking at less fortunate people.

I'm not trying to rationalize illegal immigration but I do understand why they come here and why. It's one reason why I'm a little less radical when it comes to this issue.

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#15 Jul 26, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
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As Americans we are sitting pretty even in todays crappy economy. It's our ignorance to real poverty that encourages us to be so arrogant when we look at less fortunate people.
So some people like you and I are born with a fail lifestyle from the get go. Some people do not have that option so it goes without saying, we as Americans are quite arrogant when it comes to looking at less fortunate people.
I'm not trying to rationalize illegal immigration but I do understand why they come here and why. It's one reason why I'm a little less radical when it comes to this issue.
That may be ture, but you have no idea what I or any other poster may have elevated themselves from, without resorting to lying, stealing and having our hands out. I believe in rules and working hard for what we need...always have, always will.

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#16 Jul 26, 2012
s/b: true

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#17 Jul 26, 2012
pug wrote:
<quoted text>
Forget the guilt trip stuff its been overplayed like the race card. No country has been more accomadating and accepted more foreign nationals than the United States.
The citizen taxpayers provide numerous benefits to the foreign national. The magnet of benefits is an attraction for persons to enter the country Illegally.
Not everyone in the USA lives a luxurious and pampered life. But, if you are a foreign national your main goal seems to be the collection of taxpayer funded benefits. How else would these persons facilitate "a better life".
The citizen tax payer is under greater pressure than ever before. We are questioning the validity of free programs that drain resources and produce nothing of value to the United States.
The double dipping exhibited by childrens free breakfast and lunch programs at school, while the parents swipe EBT cards has to stop.
Guilt trip? If you thought that was a guilt trip then you obviously have some guilt issues hidden in your closet. What's disturbing is what you have to say about thinking that Americans do not live good lifestyles. Our poverty guidelines in Mexico would make you a king.

Its that arrogance that people like you have that completely puts you out of touch with reality when addressing this issue.

You and I obviously live a life that's above the poverty guidelines so we have no need to apply for EBT cards and have our kids get free lunches but then again I have to wonder why you're so hateful of people who qualify for those benefits.

The current federal poverty guideline for a family of 4 is a yearly income of less than $23,050.

The above is what your hating on. If you think that a family of 4 can live comfortably off those scraps then by all means try it yourself.

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#18 Jul 26, 2012
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
Those who support, encourage and profit from illegal immigration are the one responsible for every death and injury related to illegal immigration. This is not limited to the few illegal aliens killed trying to enter the country illegally every year but also thousands injured and killed by illegal aliens every year. If politicians, racial supremacist groups and greedy business owners did not encourage illegal immigration by welcoming illegals and falsely promising a better life to those who are willing to come here and steal from American citizens accidents like this and the thousands of deaths and injuries cause by illegals and their criminal behavior would not happen.
While those who support illegal immigration pretend to do so on humanitarian grounds the fact is they are responsible for all the suffering caused by illegal immigration and their support for these crimes is based solely on greed not compassion. While enforcing immigration laws may cause hardship for a few people, mostly criminals it will prevent the suffering of millions of Americans, immigrants and even illegal aliens.
While I do not support companies who employ illegal aliens, you're grasping at straws when you make accusations that companies and/or supporters are responsible for the actions that illegal aliens commit while in the USA. The illegal aliens are here illegally. It's a choice that they individually made and that they're individually responsible for. Regardless of people being in support of illegal aliens the laws on the books still say that it's illegal for people to enter the USA without permission. I also find companies responsible for their own actions of willfully & maliciously employing illegal aliens in violation of federal law.

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#19 Jul 26, 2012
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>That may be ture, but you have no idea what I or any other poster may have elevated themselves from, without resorting to lying, stealing and having our hands out. I believe in rules and working hard for what we need...always have, always will.
Did you come from an impoverished nation, crossed a deadly barren desert, spent most of your life living in poverty while working in a substandard work environment and rely on gov't hand-me-outs to make ends meet? I know, nobody forced these people to do that... or did they? That is another fish to fry.

If that is not your rags to riches success story then you should be aware that there are millions of people who have it much worst than you.

So you never had to lie, steal or put your hands out. Thank God becuase there are people far worst than you that have to. It's part of poverty. Apparently you have no idea what real poverty is but you keep on posting your Christian like values as if you never had to lie, steal or put your hand out.

You see, it's that arrogance that has me scratching my head about some people.

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

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Lake Los Angeles, CA

#20 Jul 26, 2012
Nijoni wrote:
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Your ignorance glares. GLARES! Now that your ancestors killed the Natives and put the survivors in the state they are in, you can't brag enough, eh? This has nothing to do with the Mezitos that leech. Good try though, Bigoted ass. This COuntry would be better off if you would stop sub humanizing the Original Americans. Need more oil do you? I pray you have to experience an iota of what yours have caused to the indeginous. You would break before sunset.
May your lustful greed cause you to reap all the poverty you have created. AMen
You by far have demonstrated the qualities of a criminal illegal alien.

You use the USA for what you can get in BIA hand-me-outs yet you also try to bite the hand that feeds you.

Native Americans & Mexicans lost the war, get over it.

“Land of Entrapment”

Since: Mar 11

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#21 Jul 26, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
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You by far have demonstrated the qualities of a criminal illegal alien.
You use the USA for what you can get in BIA hand-me-outs yet you also try to bite the hand that feeds you.
Native Americans & Mexicans lost the war, get over it.
Your denial of reality and the lies you embrace are as feeble as you. You are a COwardly little wanna be. Deal with that.

Such a Loser you get banned daily for your bigotry and lies. SLander and ignorance. You sure are on the top of the dog shit from the south. Top Dog indeed.

You change your posts and stand more ofen than you change you filthy undies.You have no side.. Only the side that feeds you at that time. You have no claims here so bark away loser!

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