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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

7 People Freed From SoCal Border Tunnel

Associated Press October 10, 2006

SAN DIEGO - Seven people were trapped in a border tunnel Tuesday, apparently as they tried to cross from Mexico into the United States, according to fire department officials who were trying to rescue them.
Firefighters were sent to the city's border with Tijuana when Border Patrol agents notified them shortly after 7 a.m. that several people were trapped in a cross-border tunnel, said Candice Cook, a fire dispatcher with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
All were freed within about 90 minutes and none required immediate medical care, fire dispatchers said.
Cook didn't know precisely where the people got trapped but said firefighters from Tijuana and San Diego worked at both ends of the tunnel. She had no other details.

The wall is not going to be enough, illegals and drug smugglers will use tunnels and any other means to get into this country. The wall between the US and Mexico will make it more difficult to enter the US or to smuggle in drugs, it will make it more expensive to sneak in or smuggle in drugs, and it will cut down on the trafficking of people and narcotics. But, without employer sanctions and without the government actually enforcing the laws and preventing companies from hiring illegal workers, people will continue to try to get in, and they will strain our social services as they did here. How many firefighters and rescue workers were needed to save these trapped people? How much did having these fire and rescue people work this scene cost the people of San Diego? And how might have been prevented from getting help because these fire and rescue workers were attempting to dig people out of a tunnel while they were trying to illegal enter the US?


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