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ABC News on Tohono O'Odham Nation's Harrowing Mexican-Border War

Society & Culture  (tags: politics, society, native rights, immigrants, Mexico Border War, world, usa, rights, culture, violence, government )

- 2086 days ago -
The tribe's reservation borders Mexico but has one of the least-policed barriers on the entire imaginary line that separates Mexico from its northern neighbor.


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Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 3:32 am
Noted, wonder how this will be resolved.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 4:38 am
noted, thank you Cal

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 1:13 am
Noted. Thanks.

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 5:59 am
Noted, thanks.

John C (75)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 11:41 am
It is very dry on the res. Over 100 bodies have been recovered so far this year of people who were attempting to cross. After the sun comes up a person can last about 3 hours before the core temperature runs at around 105. At 107 tissue begins to die.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 2:46 pm
Thanks for posting, Cal. This has been a horrible problem here near the Tucson area.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 9:30 pm
Hope they can come up with a resolution to the problem. Thanks Cal

Sheila D (194)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 10:46 pm
Since they have an autonomous govt, they can expect little help from the Feds, right?

I remember watching the Shadow Warriors on the History Channel (??) several yrs bk and they said that putting water barrels out every so many miles, they could get arrested by the Border Patrol. Native Americans can't even pick someone up and take them to medical facilities under the threat of arrest. They have to tell the persoj(s) to stay on the road or lead them to someplace to be picked up by the Border Patrol.

On the other side of the coin, ranchers have had horses stolen, dogs and cows killed. Many are afraid to leave their homes after dark. Even cars have been hotwired and taken. Scary people be out there.

Lona G (66)
Friday July 5, 2013, 9:01 am
Noted. I bet nobody had bothered to think about it, an most likely nobody is much in a hurry to resolve it.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday July 5, 2013, 3:13 pm
Also wanted to mention a few articles I've read where landowners have complained about the Border Patrol destroying their property. While I'm sure there has been some theft and damage by illegal crossing, drug runners should also be taken into account. I hate to see this blamed totally on migrants.

Michelle S (462)
Friday July 5, 2013, 4:56 pm
What do you think a lot of these so-called "migrants" are doing? They're crossing the border to bring in drugs and weapons.

It's a wonder anyone applies for the job of border patrol in this country. The mortality rate is extremely high among border patrol officers. They have no protection, no back up, no safety net....and God knows there aren't enough of them.

So much for Bill Mahr's stupifyingly ridiculous assertion that border crossing are at "net zero."

Ann B (65)
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:50 pm
I know the area well. I feel badly for the Tohono O'Odham. And to think that I thought at one time in moving to Tucson. I'll stay in the Northeast instead where the only thing I have to worry about is the bear stealing my bird feeders.

Deborah W (6)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:22 pm
Crapped on once again ... it never ends. Nor will the routing and rerouting once exposed. Money's tpp gppd/

Deborah W (6)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:25 pm
Sorry, make that: Money's too good.
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