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2 sentenced to prison for illegally entering U.S.

Mexican nationals had criminal histories

Two Mexican nationals apprehended by the Border Patrol for illegally entering the United States were sentenced to prison on Sept. 16, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

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Sep 23, 2011, 1:03 pm
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Yay! It’s about time some border-jumpers were actually held accountable for their actions rather than caudled and showered with government gifts.

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Sep 23, 2011, 2:57 pm
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@Bret Linden

Despite the dramatic drop in the number of illegal entrants over the past few years, the administration is on pace to prosecute more aliens for “illegal re-entry” in Obama’s first term than in all 8 years Bush was in office. In fact, that’s made more than a few immigration reform advocates unhappy with Obama.

Alien removals - nonprosecution cases in which an illegal immigrant may still be barred from reentry (even a otherwise legal crossing) for years - have also spiked under the current administration.

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Sep 23, 2011, 3:07 pm
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@Dylan Smith

Hey, don’t drag me into the whole Obama vs. Bush thing…I think they’re both equally terrible. After 12 years of the both of them, I’m scared to death to see the next guy!

As to the numbers you cite, the second set comes from DHS, who is only as credible as the department’s head. To me, Janet has about zero credibility, so I don’t believe anything that comes out of her office. I prefer to rely on my own observations which come from me living my everyday life about 60 miles north of the border. Those observations show me that the problems of drug smuggling and border-jumpers is unacceptably out-of-hand.

And, even though there’s no hard evidence to prove or disprove what I’m about to say, I believe that a secure border would have prevented Robert Krentz’ murder.

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