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46 dead migrants found in truck in Texas

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The border is in Total chaos, very very sad day.

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Temperatures in San Antonio, which is about 160 miles (250 km) from the Mexican border, swelled to a high of 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39.4 degrees Celsius) on Monday with high humidity.

Imagine being abandoned inside an 18-wheeler left to die.

The sad part is this will continue and will end up the same way. The people who either took money from them, if found, need to face murder charges. Until we get tough and really get these individuals or individual and make them a spectacle for what can occur when you do this. What an awful way to die.

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yet another sad result of the Biden administration pushing open borders.

it is quite clear in these countries that if you can just enter illegally, you eventually get flown to another city in the middle of the night, and get to stay.

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People around the world do literally anything to come to the US, they swim/row to exhaustion in the middle of the Atlantic, spend days inside trucks without food or toilet in conditions worse than cattle, some even cling to airplanes and helicopters. And some Americans really believe they are oppressed somehow.

Guess it would be more humane for the whole world if the US sent a clear "no way" message just like Australia: if you're coming illegally, you will never settle here. It would save lots of lives.

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yet another sad result of the Biden administration pushing open borders.

What is sad is that some cannot resist the chance to play party politics over an unfolding human tragedy.

Rest in Peace to all who perished.

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A terrible tragedy....

But this is what happens when unscrupulous US employers use illegal cartels to bring undocumented workers to work at their properties...paying them slave-like wages and cheating US workers out of jobs...

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/18/we-are-not-bad-people-undocumented-workers-say-trump-hired-them/4879205007/

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Rare case where I agree with Linconman. The incentive to illegally enter the US is the availability of jobs. Jobs that pay poor wages, but wages that are attractive enough to those from poorer nations. A crack down on those who employ illegals is needed- stiff fines, maybe prison time. The default position should be, only hire people with proof of legal residence status. It is up to the employer to ensure this.

And death penalty for human smugglers. Very few people cross the southern border independently. There is a vast criminal network that facilitates them.

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But this is what happens when unscrupulous US employers use illegal cartels to bring undocumented workers to work at their properties...paying them slave-like wages and cheating US workers out of jobs...

Wrong! This is where happens when you do not have a secure border, this is what happens when you allow illegals to enter the country and you don’t crack down and sent them back, this is what happens when you don’t crack down on Visa overstayers, This is what happens when you allow catch and release, this is what happens when you use fun for the patrol and not allow them to do their job properly, this is what happens when you defund the police and won’t even allow the police officer to engage illegals, you’re not even allowed to ask them for ID and pulling them over for a routine stop. This is what happens when you have an administration whose policies are completely the opposite of keeping up with enforcing the laws of a sovereign nation.

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The Biden administration sends mixed messages to these poor people.

Another horrible tragedy that could have been prevented.

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Note to posters above.....people have died in vans trying to get to UK or to France or wherever....its so Americo centric to think the USA is the only country attracting illegal migrants.

Imagine if the various Administrations of the USA post war had sought to develop the neighbouring Latino countries instead of trying to control and manage a status quo that impoverishes people.

The relationships America has had with appalling dictators goes some way of describing what history has shown.

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Terrible. Horrific way to die.

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Very sad.

If this were New Mexico and not Texas, I would have suspected the Salamanca cousins. The Salamanca brothers have previously crossed over the border in trucks and when it was discovered that they were cartel members, they preferred shooting everyone over hiding their cartel connections.

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The Biden administration sends mixed messages to these poor people.

It really should be more of a focus for this administration than throwing money at Ukraine. Where is the "Border czar" and why has she never visited the border?

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But this is what happens when unscrupulous US employers use illegal cartels to bring undocumented workers to work at their properties...paying them slave-like wages and cheating US workers out of jobs...

Wrong! This is where happens when you do not have a secure border,

What? No secure border after four MAGA years and 62 promises to build a wall? Thanks for admitting that big-time failure...

this is what happens when you allow illegals to enter the country and you don’t crack down and sent them back, this is what happens when you don’t crack down on Visa overstayers,

Indeed....

At the ex-President’s New Jersey golf course, an undocumented immigrant has worked as a maid since 2013. She said she never imagined she “would see such important people close up.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/us/trump-bedminster-golf-undocumented-workers.html

This is what happens when you have an administration whose policies are completely the opposite of keeping up with enforcing the laws of a sovereign nation.

Especially those that conspire to overthrow our laws and the Constitution to remain in power...

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A terrible tragedy of people lured to make money.

Yes, it is about American companies knowingly hiring illegal immigrants because no one goes to jail for hiring them.

And the government looks the other way with people use false social security numbers because the employers take out 30% for taxes and either just keep the money or pay to the federal and state tax people. The government knows the people can never collect on social security, so it’s free money.

They wouldn’t come to the US if they couldn’t make money. Who is building all of the houses, doing all of the landscaping and the dirtiest jobs? Illegal workers.

The house next door to me put on a new roof and the workers’ cars even had Mexican license plates.

Take away the incentive and people won’t be dying to get in.

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At least 40 people found dead in truck in San Antonio US:

Besides, another news headline says 140 Indonesians in Malaysia's refugee camps have died from lack of food & proper health care.

Such are the fates of illegal migrants all over the world.

Endless traumas & tragedies..

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what a "great acchievment" Mr.Biden,my hat is off...

but yes when UA is your "top priority"...

another sign that US gov and its boss are completely worthless

why dont you care about your home problems and home business instead of meddling in UA situation etc ????

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yet another sad result of the Biden administration pushing open borders.

If borders were open, people wouldn’t need to try to cross it illegally in lethal conditions. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

It’s like saying, “armed robbery is the result of anti-theft laws, so we should repeal them”.

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If borders were open, people wouldn’t need to try to cross it illegally in lethal conditions. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

sure they would, they were just trying to save a long walk by paying money.

it wasnt supposed to be a lethal condition but a nice ride just as many others have successfully paid for and done.

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Express sisterToday  01:49 pm JST

If borders were open, people wouldn’t need to try to cross it illegally in lethal conditions. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

Why not criticize Canada then, for not providing free flights on Air Canada A-380s from the Souther Border to Ottawa?

It’s like saying, “armed robbery is the result of anti-theft laws, so we should repeal them”.

No, it's not.

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It’s like saying, “armed robbery is the result of anti-theft laws, so we should repeal them”.

No, it's not.

Other than being exactly like that, with no discrepancy whatsoever, you're right that it's not.

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Remarkable how most of these migrants are men of military age.

Stop incentivizing illegal migration!

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Remarkable how most of these migrants are men of military age.

Not at all to the educated. It's entirely in-line with what would be expected in a group of migrants. Men regularly go first, lay down roots, then bring the women and children.

But yeah, if you're reacting emotionally to something you don't know much about, I can see how you may find that remarkable.

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If borders were open, people wouldn’t need to try to cross it illegally in lethal conditions. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

The term open border is a metaphor for the extremely lax stance on illegal immigration the Biden administration has demonstrated itself to have. The boarder czar has been awol and basically a boarder czar in name only. Another appropriate metaphor is rolling out the red carpet for illegal immigration. Such as giving them free smartphones, education, driver’s licenses, etc. And who could forget the 2019 democratic debates where all democratic candidates, including Joe Biden, raised their hands and said, yes, they would absolutely provide free healthcare for illegal immigrants.

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Tejas is a whole daily news cycle of bad news all by itself.

So, was it White coyotes or Mexican coyotes or both who mercilessly abandoned these poor people in the Texas heat? And what of our mighty ICE, because that truck had to have come through a border point as tractor trailers are NOT off-road vehicles. A little cash changing hands somewhere to ignore a trailer full of hopeful/DESPERATE people? The REAL American mentality. How many more of these potential death buses pass through the border every day with ICE members blessing the extra cash. And Biden can't do much when the 'enforcers' are part of the crime. The saddest part that contributes to these tragedies are all of the people who condemn but offer NO SOLUTIONS to the desperation of a magnitude to cause so many people to take such life threatening risks. But, that too, is the REAL American mentality. And it is that mentality which may yet some day see thousands of desperate people massing on the north side of the border trying to illegally cross into FREEDOM.

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The deadly result of open border policies.

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yet another sad result of the Biden administration pushing open borders.

As was mentioned previously, you do not get smuggled in if the border is open, but when it is closed. If the border had been open, they could have walked through no problem. It is the fact that there is a closed policy that led to these deaths.

The way to stop this happening in the future would be to have an open border policy.

But I'm sure you knew that, as you deliberately chose to misrepresent reality and exploit these deaths to score political points.

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if there is not an open border, people dont come.

because they know its closed.

they would not think to pay someone to give them a ride across. as they would know it is a crime with criminal penalties.

which it is is not right now- you get a free airplane ride to a new city to live, even if caught.

remember when the posters here were claiming the late night flights full of illegals wasnt true? until it changed to a so what....?

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Again, we DO love our politically correct terms, don't we? They were illegal aliens.

Throw the book at the ones responsible, and DON'T let them out.

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if there is not an open border, people dont come.

Any examples of this?

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yet another sad result of the Biden administration pushing open borders.

I'm wondering why the Trump party keep saying the Dems want open borders. Reagan was the one who inked 3M green cards for illegals. It shows the Trump party is for open borders. Reagan allowed 3M illegals have green cards. Presidents Obama or Hillary did no such thing.

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What? No secure border after four MAGA years and 62 promises to build a wall?

Thanks to Pelosi and clenching that purse and as we see, the Dems once again have shown us that US sovereignty and protecting Americans mean absolutely nothing to them.

Especially those that conspire to overthrow our laws and the Constitution to remain in power...

Like in 2016? Those people are still in power, what should happen to them.

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right on queue, the "conservatives" can't wat to play the political game...

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Mr Noidall: The term open border is a metaphor for the extremely lax stance on illegal immigration

Do you really think Tucker Carlson watching conservatives are using metaphors?

These are the same people, including people here, who believe in the White Replacement theory. I personally think yeah, they do think the borders are open. Ask the question to the conservatives here.

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Blacklabel: which it is is not right now- you get a free airplane ride to a new city to live, even if caught.

A vast majority of these are children applying for asylum. They are sent to family members or sponsors while they go through the process.

Same policy as your boy Trump. I guess he liked open borders and plane rides, too.

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A vast majority of these are children applying for asylum.

No, most are overwhelmingly men which is very worrisome

They are sent to family members or sponsors while they go through the process.

If they went through, why so many slip through the process,

https://www.immigrationreform.com/2021/02/17/do-aliens-show-for-court-dates-immigrationreform-com/

Same policy as your boy Trump.

No, because he had a No catch and release, sending back visa overstayers, zero tolerance policy or arrest them outright. So very little in common.

I guess he liked open borders and plane rides, too.

Not at all

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