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Dec 16, 2011, 5:34 pm
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i know it costs 25K to helicopter from bisbee to tucson. Wonder how much taxpayers spent to rescue this criminal that chose to disrespect our countries law and enter our country illegally. We should reduce our foreign aid to Mexico or any other country to offset any cost these illegal invaders cost the US taxpayer. Better yet, secure the border and stop the swarm of illegals. If a us citizen got stranded and needed emergency air lift, he would probably be charged for this service. Likewise if said citizen had to go to hospital, would be charged for services. Many hospitals get reimbursed only 50% for illegal medical services, so the hospital loses and the taxpayer loses. Secure the bordernow. Dont let people from another country break our laws and become a burden to US taxpayers.

Dec 16, 2011, 6:21 pm
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It’s federal law that everyone who needs emergency medical treatment gets it, regardless of ability to pay. If a U.S. citizen needs a helicopter, or to be treated in the emergency room, and they can’t afford to pay for it, they get it anyway.

Emergency workers don’t inquire as to someone’s citizenship or bank account when someone needs help. They help them.

Dec 17, 2011, 10:01 am
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I know this is a PR piece for the Border Patrolm but this just doesn’t sound right. 

BP agents located this fellow in a group of illegal aliens, right?  The agents were in the area doing a regular patrol (they weren’t airlifted in), but it took a helicopter to get the illegal out? This guy couldn’t ride in the back of a truck?

How many illegals were there?  Are they (all) being processed for deportation?

Dec 17, 2011, 5:31 pm
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Doesn’t take much to get the haters started, does it?

I’m imagining the conversation after Border Patrol officers find OnTheBorder on a remote trail with a broken ankle.

BP1: “Bob, call for a helivac, this guy’s ankle looks bad.”
BP2: “Fred, do have ANY idea what a helivac costs the taxpayer? This guy may pay his taxes (or may not), but his share of the cost is pennies. Why should anyone else pay?”
OnTheBorder: “BP2 is right. Throw me in the back of your truck, and let that bone grind its way through the skin during the 40-mile ride back to a road. And aren’t you guy’s supposed to make me prove my citizenship?”
BP2: “Good point. You got a passport or birth certificate on you?”
OnTheBorder: “Of course not, I’m out hiking! I’ve got a driver’s license, though.”
BP2: “That doesn’t prove anything.”
BP1: “Hell, let’s leave him here. This is more trouble than it’s worth.”

Dec 21, 2011, 3:23 pm
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Nice try bob, but there is no hate involved when people question the cost to taxpayers that illegals cause. As to Federal law to provide emergency services. There was no mention of not providing services, its simply my suggestion to reduce foreign aide to countries whose citizens rack up costs to US taxpayers when they are in our country illegally.

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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter approaches the area in the Coronado National Forest where agents found a man unable to walk Thursday.


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