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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Illegals caught at BWI, released

By Aussiegirl

This scary article demonstrates that we are not even serious about enforcement of immigration laws when it may affect national security. What exactly IS our country doing to protect us? It seems we have merely been lucky and are wide-open for the next attack. If so -- this administration will have much to answer for to history. What can be the reason for this scandalous dereliction of the most basic duty of a government -- to protect its citizens and to provide for the common defense. The president apears to have forgotten his oath of office to enforce the laws -- not just the ones he agrees with -- for that way lies becoming a corrupt, Third World banana republic.

Illegals caught at BWI, released -The Washington Times

Federal authorities late last week detained and later released eight illegal aliens from Mexico who authorities said were acting suspiciously near a gate at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Officials said the illegals were detained Saturday morning near Gate D3, a Northwest Airlines gate, after federal air marshals noticed them gathered in the area with no carry-on luggage.

Dave Adams, a spokesman for the Federal Air Marshal Service, said the aliens dispersed, but then recongregated and attracted the air marshals' attention.

The air marshals "observed some suspicious behavior," Mr. Adams said. "They confronted these individuals with a Maryland Transportation Authority officer, interviewed them, and they admitted being in the U.S. illegally."
The air marshals called officers with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MTAP) to assist them in interviewing the illegals, and one of the officers was able to converse with the group in Spanish, officials said.
"We were able to send one of our officers to the area who was bilingual and able to speak to the individuals," said Cpl. Greg Prioleau, a spokesman for MTAP. "The officer confirmed [that they were illegal aliens] by speaking" to them.

Cpl. Prioleau said the air marshals then spoke with officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Baltimore, who made the call to release the illegals.

ICE officials said they were investigating possible connections between the illegals and a human-trafficking or human-smuggling operation, but would not comment on why they released the illegals.


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