Gang of Mexican hit men loose in the US

Border Security Tight After Reports on Mexican Hit Men in U.S.
08-26-08 at 7:45AM

Local police and federal agents along the U.S.-Mexico border are tightening security after learning about a new threat from Mexican drug cartels.

Recent intelligence reports suggest the cartels have approved sending hit men into the U.S. to kill their enemies.

So far this year, thousands of people have been killed in violence related to Mexico’s drug cartel.

Shooting on the US Mexican border sparks international Incident

KFMB News

Mexico Calls For Investigation Into Border Shooting

A Mexican diplomat is calling for an investigation into the shooting of a Mexican citizen by a Border Patrol agent.

That agent opened fire Tuesday night, after a group of men began throwing rocks at them. The agents used gas and pepper spray, but it didn’t stop the attacks. So, one agent fired his gun across the border and that has the Mexican government angry.

The diplomat says the incident “threatens bilateral cooperation.”

The Border Patrol has not responded to the comments.

Hartford CT new illegal immigrant Haven ?

From Lou Dobbs

Illegal Immigrants cross border call 9-1-1 to get medical attention

Using the system

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Companies must give shelter to illegals

Crazy laws

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Lou Dobbs report on Mexican incursions into US

Pancho Via 2

Self deportation for Illegals

Immigration

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75 House Members ask President Bush to pardon Compean and Ramos

From Politico Via CBS News
The Politico) A bipartisan congressional effort to persuade President Bush to free two border patrol agents has apparently slipped between the summer cracks. On July 31, 75 members of Congress, led by Democrat Bill Delahunt of Massachusetts and Republican Ted Poe of Texas, sent a letter to Bush asking that he commute the sentences of U.S. Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos.

The legal fate of Compean and Ramos has become a driving cause for a large segment of the right; the two were convicted of shooting an allegedly unarmed man they suspected to be an illegal immigrant and have been sentenced to more than ten years each. (The man survived.) Given the weight the issue carries with conservatives, the involvement of Delahunt is notable and could give Democrats cover to support a commutation of the sentences. Only a handful of other Democrats, however, have signed on to the letter.

NY TImes rails against deportation of Illegals

NY TIMES

Immigrants Deported, by U.S. Hospitals

 

Published: August 3, 2008
JOLOMCÚ, Guatemala — High in the hills of Guatemala, shut inside the one-room house where he spends day and night on a twin bed beneath a seriously outdated calendar, Luis Alberto Jiménez has no idea of the legal battle that swirls around him in the lowlands of Florida.
Josh Haner/The New York Times

Shooing away flies and beaming at the tiny, toothless elderly mother who is his sole caregiver, Mr. Jiménez, a knit cap pulled tightly on his head, remains cheerily oblivious that he has come to represent the collision of two deeply flawed American systems, immigration and health care.

Eight years ago, Mr. Jiménez, 35, an illegal immigrant working as a gardener in Stuart, Fla., suffered devastating injuries in a car crash with a drunken Floridian. A community hospital saved his life, twice, and, after failing to find a rehabilitation center willing to accept an uninsured patient, kept him as a ward for years at a cost of $1.5 million.

What happened next set the stage for a continuing legal battle with nationwide repercussions: Mr. Jiménez was deported — not by the federal government but by the hospital, Martin Memorial. After winning a state court order that would later be declared invalid, Martin Memorial leased an air ambulance for $30,000 and “forcibly returned him to his home country,” as one hospital administrator described it.

Since being hoisted in his wheelchair up a steep slope to his remote home, Mr. Jiménez, who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, has received no medical care or medication — just Alka-Seltzer and prayer, his 72-year-old mother said. Over the last year, his condition has deteriorated with routine violent seizures, each characterized by a fall, protracted convulsions, a loud gurgling, the vomiting of blood and, finally, a collapse into unconsciousness.

“Every time, he loses a little more of himself,” his mother, Petrona Gervacio Gaspar, said in Kanjobal, the Indian dialect that she speaks with an otherworldly squeak.

Mr. Jiménez’s benchmark case exposes a little-known but apparently widespread practice. Many American hospitals are taking it upon themselves to repatriate seriously injured or ill immigrants because they cannot find nursing homes willing to accept them without insurance. Medicaid does not cover long-term care for illegal immigrants, or for newly arrived legal immigrants, creating a quandary for hospitals, which are obligated by federal regulation to arrange post-hospital care for patients who need it.

American immigration authorities play no role in these private repatriations, carried out by ambulance, air ambulance and commercial plane. Most hospitals say that they do not conduct cross-border transfers until patients are medically stable and that they arrange to deliver them into a physician’s care in their homeland. But the hospitals are operating in a void, without governmental assistance or oversight, leaving ample room for legal and ethical transgressions on both sides of the border.

Indeed, some advocates for immigrants see these repatriations as a kind of international patient dumping, with ambulances taking patients in the wrong direction, away from first-world hospitals to less-adequate care, if any.

“Repatriation is pretty much a death sentence in some of these cases,” said Dr. Steven Larson, an expert on migrant health and an emergency room physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “I’ve seen patients bundled onto the plane and out of the country, and once that person is out of sight, he’s out of mind.”

Illegal Immigrant involved in 8 year old’s rape and attempted murder

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Florida Sun Sentinel

A man charged with kidnapping and raping an 8-year-old girl and then leaving her for dead in a Lake Worth trash bin may be faking his ability to comprehend court proceedings.

Milagro Cunningham, 20, is accused of abducting the girl from the home where they both lived in May 2005. He told police that after sexually assaulting the child, he choked her and threw her into a recycling container, tossing several large rocks on top of her before leaving the scene. Police found the girl about seven hours after the attack when they saw a child’s hand wiggling in the rubble.

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