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Illegal immigrants apprehended at Carlsbad beach

Twenty-three illegal immigrants were caught by U.S. Border Patrol agents on a Carlsbad beach this morning after wading ashore from a suspected smuggling boat, according to authorities.

The Mexican immigrants, five of them females, were spotted by a patrol boat about 4 a.m. off of Ponto Beach in Carlsbad. The boat got away, heading south, after dropping off the immigrants, authorities said.

Maritime smuggling incidents off the San Diego County coast have increased sharply as trafficking groups take to the high seas to avoid bolstered enforcement on land.

Authorities have apprehended 153 illegal immigrants so far in this fiscal year. Two years ago, 44 immigrants were apprehended in maritime smuggling incidents, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Richard Marosi, reporting from San Diego
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It is time to put a stop to the massive wave of illegal immigration. I came to the States legally in compliance with U.S. Immigration laws. I don't understand why it is so difficult to secure the borders? certainly, someone is making money out of the cheap labor of these people...perhaps farmers? restaurant owners? etc. Sure, I feel sorry for these people, but perhaps they should look to their own governments to improve their lives. I've been in the States for over 20 years and I've seen the positive and negative impact of illegal immigration. I have to say that the negative impact is by far greater than the positive one. My wife works in the neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital and she has witnessed how children of illegal immigrants receive care that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and who picks up the tab? WE, U.S. Citizens. I work in the legal system and I've seen the rise in crime committed by illegal immigrants, from ID theft, to homicide. Not to mention education. I can't believe that U.S. Citizens coming from other states to study in California's public universities were charged a higher tuition fee than illegal immigrants. That is outrageous! in fact, illegal immigrants pay what we Citizen residents pay and some of them qualify for financial aid...how is that possible? The whole system is screw up.

Since our elected officials have no interest in protecting our borders and ports, the invasion will continue until the greatest nation in the world is overtaken by criminals who just come at will. For everyone caught or backed off, there are 100 who make it. Mexico will never take care of its own. Americans either give in and support them from womb to tomb, or we stand up and let our voices be heard as we are doing in the government health care takeover. Most countries, who have to fight off the enemy are led by their elected officials. We not only have to try to fight the parasites, we have to fight off our own government while they aid and abet the enemy.

so what's the problem? they only came here to add to our diversity, er, i mean, biversity.

Those are not immigrants but a invading horde of Illegal Aliens! American tax payers cannot provide free health to non-citizens no matter from where, or what race!

Our government fails the most basic and primary task & duty of government, to protect this Nation and its Citizens from invasion and enforce its laws.

They refuse to abide by our Constitution, refuse to enforce our Immigration Laws and refuse to honor their Oath of Office!

Our Government, past & present, Republican & Democrat, have allowed the invasion of 20 to 30 million criminals and uneducated peons which is the largest invasion of any Nation, at any time, by any means & in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution.

This refusal to abide by our Constitution or enforce our Immigration Laws should be classified as Treason of the most foul kind, & as grounds for impeachment & trials for Treason!

Not only have they allowed the invasion, they force American tax payers to pay Billions on Billions of dollars to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders numerous children, and free medical care, at the same time the invading horde break numerous laws and massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture and standard of living while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens at an rate the terrorist can only dream about.

Recent statements in Mexico from both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary something needs to be done. "Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers, and civilians," Hillary whined.

But no mention, whines, concern or care that their refusal to stop the Massive Invasion of Illegal Aliens pouring across our borders or enforce our immigration laws that causes an estimated 25 Americans deaths per day and 10,s of thousands victims of Assault, Robberies, Rapes, Identify thief, and other assorted crimes committed by the invading horde of Illegal Aliens from Mexico on American citizens each year!

It is a telling indictment & shows their Empathy & Compassion of our Politicians & their priorities are not for the American citizens when they express more concern over Mexicans deaths mostly connected to the Drug trade, than the murders, havoc & crimes of Illegal Aliens against American Citizens!

The Democrats view the invading horde of Criminals and Uneducated third world rejects as Undocumented Welfare Democrats & the Republicans as Undocumented Slave labor for their Pay Masters in the Chamber of Commerce & Businesses!

Most of our Politicians in Wash. DC are wading knee deep in innocent American blood and suffering because they put Self Interest ahead of the interest of American Citizens & the future of this Nation!

The Citizens of this Nation have not sacrificed with blood, sweat & tears for over 200 years & obeyed the Laws of the land, paid the taxes, and fought the wars & built this Nation to see Corrupt politicians turn this Nation into the United States of Mexico without a shot being fired, to serve their demented, nefarious goals and lust for power!

What is it going to take to keep these illegal aliens out of this Country?

I for one, am sick and tired of these ILLEGAL ALIENS snubbing their nose at our immigration laws and the many other laws of this Country. If our Federal Government can not ENFORCE our immigration laws, and get these ILLEGAL ALIENS out of this Country, then let the States do it! One way or another, an end has to come to this illegal immigration, and not with AMNESTY! Amnesty will only encourage more ILLEGAL ALIENS to invade our Country and reward those who broke our laws and raped the American taxpayer in many ways...depressing our wages, taking our jobs, overwhelming our schools with their ILLEGAL ALIEN children, driving without a license or car insurance, all the crime from stolen identities to rape, drugs and everything else.

It's time for ZERO TOLERENCE with these ILLEGAL ALIENS. It's time for them get out of this Country and back in their own Country where they belong. When we get rid of the ILLEGAL ALIENS, we will get rid of all the problems that go with them.

That's my beach just down the road. Guess that fence is working if they are back to their old dump them on the beach tricks. I suggest they go back to ultralite airctraft.

Delaware bob.......

What gives you the right to claim the states as your country first of all.. you yourself have a background of an alien in the states MEXICANS were robbed for their land and maybe your relatives had something to do with it i think LATINOS are better of being ILLEGALS as you call them rather than THIEFS like you and your ancestors.

USA does not belong to you and just so you know i am a tax accointant and LATINOS are not taking nothing from you or your because Whites and Blacks had their opportunity to work but most of decided to rob the system they run to file income tax returns to buy a new car or get hair and nail done with the childrens money remember EIC is money for the children not for personal satisfaction stop being racist and put your feet down to earth


Steve, this is not about racism. The US, like any other country, has the right to control the influx of immigrants to protect its economy, national security and sovereignty. We need to ensure that when opportunities for legal residence or citizenship are made available, these opportunities are spread proportionately to all nations and not just those with geographical proximity. We do not have the resources to support massive migration so we have to be able to control immigration. By taking a position that is going to grant amnesty to or in any way reward those who have come here in contravention of our laws, we are sending a very ambiguous message regarding our immigration policies.

As My Grandfather who is Apache, this land was ours and it was taken aways from us we were not citizen of our own country untill 1926 when they US goverment said we could become citizens now you all want to say this is your country. I feel your pain.

I wish I was in charge, I would put the military on the borders and let them shoot on sight.


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