Dobbs Reports on Border Trash
Wian Says Border Patrol is "Trying"
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 14
Casey Wian: Sierra Vista lies just a few miles north of Arizona's border with Mexico. Parts of the area are fenced, others are virtually wide open. Local residents and border security activist Cindy Kolb documents the environmental damage from illegal alien and drug smugglers, whose trail snake through national forests and private property.
Cindy Kolb, Border Security Activist: Anyone in Cochise County can leave home any day any time and see illegal aliens walking down the road or signs that illegals have been camping out right by their homes.
Wian: Here a sleeping bag, blanket, and other trash are left under a bush not 50 yards from a house. (on-camera): What's it like living under these conditions?
Unidentified Female: I feel like my freedom has been taken away.
Wian (voice-over): Less than a mile south, another fresh lay-up area, 30 feet from a highway. As a border patrol vehicle drives by, we find antibiotics, plastic garbage bags and an abundance of other threats to wildfire and the environment. A week ago Kolb found 23 backpacks in the same spot.
...And that's one of the things the Department of Homeland Security is trying at least to address. They're putting in more fencing that is solid. They're putting in vehicle barriers because in many places as you know, Lou, the vehicles carrying drugs and who knows what else can just drive right over the fence, so they're trying to stop it.
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Your action needed immediately!
There is no time to waste! Senate staffers have informed FAIR that the Iraq War Supplemental Bill is today becoming the vehicle for all sorts of disastrous immigration amendments. This bill is being marked up in the Appropriations Committee this afternoon...
|Waterloo / Cedar Falls (Iowa) Courier
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|Naples (Florida) News
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|Cybercast News Service
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|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
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