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Posted: 9/30/2002 5:02:33 AM EDT
[url]http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/725664/posts[/url] Another truck filled with immigrants found SAN ANTONIO - Another tractor-trailer rig filled with illegal immigrants has turned up -- this time on the eastern fringe of San Antonio. San Antonio police went to the Petro truck stop on Interstate 10 about 1 a.m. today after a witness reported hearing screams and shouts coming from inside the trailer. Police Sgt. Fred Balmos told WOAI Radio in San Antonio that officers opened the trailer and found from 30 to 70 people inside -- men, women and children. All bolted from the trailer and scattered except for two men left behind who suffered from dehydration. One is being treated at a San Antonio hospital, while the other was treated at the scene and is talking to authorities. A driver has been arrested. No identities were released Wednesday. Balmos said police suspect dozens of immigrants were wandering the countryside suffering from dehydration and needed care. The man in custody aired an appeal for the others to come in for treatment. The incident came after a tractor-trailer rig loaded with illegal Mexican immigrants was found in the Dallas area. Two of about 40 people in the truck were found dead in the truck. The two drivers have been arrested and charged with murder and federal human trafficking. If convicted, they could be sentenced to life imprisonment or death. Related story Hospitals: Illegal immigrants costly By Julia Malone, Palm Beach Post Washington Bureau Tuesday, July 30, 2002 WASHINGTON -- In Phoenix, some emergency rooms have shut down or reduced services. In Texas, hospitals have passed along higher costs to local taxpayers. And in Florida, a Martin County hospital is stuck with nearly $1.5 million in unpaid expenses for just two patients. Those are some of the effects hospitals trace to illegal immigrants, who arrive at their facilities with serious illnesses and no means to pay for care. "It goes into the millions of dollars -- possibly billions," said Carla Luggiero, a Washington lobbyist for the American Hospital Association. Even so, she said that hospitals have no exact count of the cost because they do not collect data on the legal status of patients. Under federal law, hospitals are required to provide care to anyone who shows up with a life-threatening condition, regardless of ability to pay or legal status. If the patient is an illegal immigrant, the U.S. government provides only limited reimbursement. Amid growing "uncompensated" costs to hospitals, the National Association of Counties recently conducted a survey of 42 counties, and 29 cited recent immigration, legal and illegal, as one reason.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 5:18:40 AM EDT
Please join me in giving a big warm welcome to our new citizens.[whacko] Who will most likely vote for a democrap.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 5:22:53 AM EDT
They shouldn't open these until well out into the desert.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 5:48:08 AM EDT
Open door, throw in some food and water. Lock door and proceed to nearest border crossing and deposit trailer minimum 100 miles from border and then open the door. Should be SOP.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 6:29:32 AM EDT
as the economy continues to detroriate and jobs become more scare, resentment towards illegals is going to grow. the backlash will be swift and fierce.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 11:38:03 AM EDT
Shit- That Petro is about a mile from my house. Thankfully(?) it was 7.31. I shudder to think what 30 illegal aliens running through the fields near my house would look like. [X]
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