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18 suspected illegal immigrants arrested off Dana Point

Eighteen suspected illegal immigrants allegedly trying to enter the United States on a small fishing boat were arrested off the coast of Dana Point, authorities said Wednesday.

Fifteen men and three women between the ages of 20 and 50 were spotted early Tuesday morning aboard a panga about six miles west of Dana Point.

Officers with the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped the boat and detained everyone aboard, according to a statement from the Coast Guard.

The group, all of whom told authorities they were from Mexico, were taken to a Customs and Border Protection station, where they will be fingerprinted and questioned about who arranged the smuggling operation, said Michael Jimenez, a spokesman for the agency.

If a criminal and immigration background check does not turn up anything that would warrant holding the suspects, they will be allowed to voluntarily return to Mexico, he said.

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Oh don't bother with the fuss and muss. Give them a HUD card, sign them up for free health care, let them procreate until one of the partner's isn't up for it anymore, sign the kids up on Medicade and be done with it. Maybe they won't tresspass on a citizens land and sue him for scaring them.

Oh sorry, how silly of me. Be sure and give them an American's job and pay them under the table. My SS number's already been spoken for so choose someone else's.

18 down and 20 million to go. When will our government stop supporting this invasion of America?

We should all sue "Sanctuary Cities" under CEQA as non the the City Councils evaluated an Environmental Impact Report of their actions as is required by law.

Government won't help us, so we'll just have to save America ourselves.

What do they mean, "be allowed to return voluntarily?" Released from custody and turned loose to "return voluntarily" or taken across the border in Tijuana and released in Mexico?''

I suspect the former. Idiocy reigns these days.


Lew Warden

Oh Maggie,

You sound like such a Nice Person. Not.

You are Right though. I say lets start with the European Immigrants who came

here and stole this Land!

The invasion continues.

Voluntarily return to Mexico? What? Send them back because they won't "volunteer".


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