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Friday, May 2, 2008

Border Patrol Agents Allow Some "Illegal Immigrants" Go....Again

The Border Patrol goons are allowing some "illegal immigrants" a.k.a. independent migrants go...again, thanks to a loophole in the federal government's War on Immigration.

Here's an excerpt of the USA Today piece on this story:

EL PASO — Josefa Gonzalez Loya has sneaked across the Mexican border at least 128 times in the past eight years. And each time, the Border Patrol has been nice enough to give her a lift home.

Gonzalez and a group of other women and children — all Indians from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca — have no interest in staying in the United States. All they want to do is panhandle outside El Paso businesses, using the children as lures.

At the end of a productive day, they wait for the Border Patrol to come pick them up and drive them back to the border.

Little dramas like this play out day after day, accounting for thousands of arrests but hardly any prosecutions in the past several years.

The Oaxacan immigrants fall under a loophole that gives border agents discretion to keep some adults and children together and out of jail.

'They do qualify for jail and prosecution,' Border Patrol spokesman Ramiro Cordero said. 'However, we've got to look at the humanitarian factor first if we are going to have to separate the family.'