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9/23/2009

Tijuana-San Diego Port Temporarily Closed

Filed under: Immigration — DRJ @ 12:09 am



[Guest post by DRJ]

The San Ysidro border crossing was closed for several hours Tuesday after three vans holding 70 illegal immigrants tried to evade the heavy security and cross into the United States:

“Three vans attempted to run the port through one of the northbound vehicle lanes to avoid inspection,” De Cima said, adding that two agents fired their weapons. “I cannot confirm that fire was returned,” she added.
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The brazen attempt was unprecedented at the heavily guarded crossing where helicopters circle overhead and armed agents with dogs keep watch at a series of staggered checkpoints.

All the illegal immigrants were arrested and taken into custody. The crossing, a major smuggling corridor for narcotics and illegal immigrants, was shut while police conducted the investigation.”

Border agents fired on the vehicles, wounding three occupants and a motorist.

— DRJ

16 Responses to “Tijuana-San Diego Port Temporarily Closed”

  1. “…after three vans holding 70 illegal immigrants tried to evade the heavy security and cross into the United States”

    So the Wile E. Coyote super-geniuses are resorting to clown cars to bust the border? What’s next, exploding carrots?

    Brad (daf01c)

  2. I’ll tell you what’s next. Eric Holden will probably prosecute the the maximum the guards who did the shooting.

    krusher (f870df)

  3. Brad, this is one of my favorite youtube links.

    A van flips and illegals pour out. It’s hard not to laugh at just how many were in there.

    I can’t image the panic in that can when bullets started flying in. I feel terrible for anyone out there who wants to be an American and can’t or faces a challenge doing so, but a) it’s not a perfect world, and b) follow laws and love the USA instead of ‘reconquista’ and this wouldn’t be such a big problem.

    Dustin F (0bdb72)

  4. once more unto the breach
    i lived in san diego once
    we called san ysidro san ya skid row
    chula vista was chula wanna
    la jolla was just a dream

    pdbuttons (bbdd05)

  5. Border agents fired on the vehicles, wounding three occupants and a motorist.

    Betcha the boarder agents get sued, and lose.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  6. Maybe next time the vans will return fire with AK-47’s. I hope the border police are ready for that.

    MD in Philly (d4f9fa)

  7. But why would the border agents fire their guns? Why do they even have guns?

    After all, we keep hearing from the “they just come here to work and are an asset to our country” side that it’s not a crime to cross the border, it’s just a civil matter or a misdemeanor or whatever.

    So take away the guns and just let the border agents man a welcoming station as they wave the undocumented foreigners into the country. Let Geraldo Rivera run ICE so we can prove we are the nicest nation in the world.

    MU789 (511984)

  8. Why didn’t the border agents just offer the van’s occupants immediate amnesty? After all, that policy’s going to be enacted in about 6 months.

    Dmac (a93b13)

  9. too bad the BP doesn’t issue AT-4’s as a back up weapon for it’s agents….

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  10. if just one agent had a .475Linebaugh chambered revolver, 1 shot could have split the engine block.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  11. #7 So true. Just provide them with ice water and free maps to LA.

    I can’t imagine the backup of traffic at the border. It’s always bad, but with several hours wait, the line must have been all the way down to Ensenada.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  12. We have a water cisis in California and they keep send us more illegal aliens. I am tire of being asked to conserve more so they can take more.

    tyree (60c95a)

  13. Sounds like somebody forgot to “Tip” the border guards. That’s the way it works with the drugs.

    glenn (757adc)

  14. wounding three occupants and a motorist
    The “and a motorist” part is all the open borders crowd will see, and will result in more neutering of the BP. Plus the lawsuits of course. Ramos and Compean all over again.

    Gazzer (22ecdc)

  15. Hold your breath for the lawsuit. Illegal’s Undocumented immigrant’s rights are more important than our actual citizens.

    Audacity (2fd5ad)

  16. Sounds like the fence is working.

    Any jackass criminal can sue. Very few get a penny.

    Duke Nukem (d9d8ce)


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