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2006-08-07 18:09:58

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A sport utility vehicle packed with nearly two dozen suspected illegal immigrants overturned in southern Arizona on Monday, killing nine people, the U.S. Border Patrol said. Agent Veronica Lozano said the dead were among 22 passengers crammed into a Chevrolet Suburban that flipped over on a desert road near Yuma, Arizona, a few miles (km) north of the Mexican border. "The vehicle was attempting to avoid a Border Patrol checkpoint by driving along a dirt...

2006-07-29 08:08:07

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. immigration activists clashed at the site of the World Trade Center on Wednesday when an anti-illegal immigration group called for secure borders to avoid a repeat of the September 11 attacks and counterprotesters yelled "racists go home." Supporters of the Minuteman Project, which patrols the U.S.-Mexican border for illegal immigrants, and immigrant rights activists, who showed up at the Minuteman event, became involved in a heated...

2006-07-29 08:00:14

Corrects description of scuffle in second paragraph in story that ran originally on July 26, 2006. By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. immigration activists clashed at the site of the World Trade Center on Wednesday when an anti-illegal immigration group called for secure borders to avoid a repeat of the September 11 attacks and counterprotesters yelled "racists go home." Supporters of the Minuteman Project, which patrols the U.S.-Mexican border for illegal immigrants, and...

2006-07-28 14:25:13

Corrects description of scuffle in second paragraph By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. immigration activists clashed at the site of the World Trade Center on Wednesday when an anti-illegal immigration group called for secure borders to avoid a repeat of the September 11 attacks and counterprotesters yelled "racists go home." Supporters of the Minuteman Project, which patrols the U.S.-Mexican border for illegal immigrants, and immigrant rights activists, who showed up at...

2006-07-26 17:06:21

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Immigration activists clashed at the site of the World Trade Center on Wednesday when an anti-illegal immigration group called for secure borders to avoid a repeat of the September 11 attacks and counterprotesters yelled "racists go home." Members of the Minuteman Project, which patrols the U.S.-Mexican border for illegal immigrants, pushed and shoved members of an immigrant rights group that showed up at the event. Jim Gilchrist and Jerome...

2006-06-24 17:29:24

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office said on Saturday the White House should get other states to buy into its policy of using National Guard troops to police the Mexican border, saying California had done its share. Schwarzenegger, a Republican who last month reluctantly agreed to send 1,000 members of the California National Guard to help with operations along the porous border, this week turned down a White House request to send an additional 1,500...

2006-06-19 08:05:00

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent BUFFALO, New York -- At first glance, the arithmetic looks alarming. The U.S.-Canada border runs for 4,000 miles across some of the most remote and rugged territory on the planet. Some 1,000 border patrol agents must secure it. They work in shifts, around-the-clock. That means that at any one time, on an average day, fewer than 300 agents are on duty on the world's longest border between two neighboring countries. If they were spaced out evenly, there...

2006-06-15 16:59:37

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The first 800 U.S. National Guard troops are taking up positions along the U.S-Mexico border, but will only support existing border patrol units, U.S. Defense Department officials said on Thursday. The roll-out of the National Guard troops, whose numbers are expected to reach 6,000 by August 1, is part of a push by the federal government to stem the flow of illegal immigrants across the 2,000-mile (3,600-km) border. About 50 percent of the troops will watch...

2006-06-07 14:33:02

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of stranded illegal immigrants facing death in the parched Arizona desert saved themselves by using a cell phone to call rescue services, the U.S. Border Patrol said. The group of eight Mexicans got lost in the desert southeast of Tacna, Arizona, and called for help early on Wednesday after their guides abandoned them during a two-day trek across the border from Mexico. Disoriented and without food or water, they used a cell phone to dial 911....

2006-06-02 10:01:37

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled plans on Thursday to place hundreds of surveillance cameras along the Rio Grande and stream the images to the Internet so computer users everywhere can help patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. Speaking to a gathering of sheriffs from border counties, Perry said virtual border patrollers spotting illegal immigrants would be able to call a toll-free phone number to report them to Texas authorities. "A stronger border is what Americans...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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