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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:58 PM
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San Ysidro border entry point closed after gunfight
Source: Los Angeles Times

U.S. authorities have closed the San Ysidro Port of Entry on the border with Mexico after a gunfight there early Tuesday.

San Ysidro is the nation's busiest border crossing. Roughly 40,000 vehicles cross there daily from Mexico.

Three vans loaded with suspected illegal immigrants tried to speed through the crossing Tuesday afternoon, drawing gunfire from at least two U.S. agents, authorities said.

Three people in the vans and a traveler in a nearby car were injured in the failed attempt to cross into San Diego from Tijuana. About 70 people inside the vehicles were taken into custody, according to authorities.


Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/09/san-ysidr...
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:13 PM
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1. Speed through?????
How stupid is that? I've crossed there many times, and the least I ever had to wait was 20 minutes. The usual wait is an hour. You can get through a Wal-Mart parking lot the day after Thanksgiving quicker.
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:18 PM
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2. Funny , huh ?
It's been at least 30 years since I was able to get through in less than 90 mins.

I just park and walk these days.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:41 PM
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4. No kidding. Take the trolley, walk across and grab a cab.
Ten bucks will get you just about anywhere you want to go in TJ
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:28 PM
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3. Aw, geez.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 09:29 PM by silverweb
I hope this doesn't make the national news. Because of these morons, my mother will be getting hysterical and giving me grief again about living practically on the border.



I always walk across the border and have never ever seen or had a problem.

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