Friday, October 26, 2007

200 Illegals turned back and more than 1600 Rural Homeless Mexican Indians who do not speak Spanish in SoCal Firezone!

Guatamalan man caught setting a Fire in San Fernando. Per the Daily News of Los Angeles the code word for Illegal was used...Day Laborer!  Here is the link 
Police booked Catalino Pineda, a day laborer from Sun Valley, into the Los Angeles County Jail where he was being held on an arson charge. Bail was set at $75,000.  Pineda is a native of Guatemala. He is currently on probation for making excessive false emergency reports to law enforcement, police said.
There is no mention of how many illegals crossing the border were injured but most of us have heard of the 4 illegals killed killed along the border as stated below.  However I found this about a low estimate of 1600 illegal of what are called "rural homeless."  Amazing Pictures of how they live below.  Maybe I should post this?  What do ya think?  Mexico is at blame for their deaths not Americans.
SAN DIEGO — The wildfires that have consumed thousands of acres throughout southern California have laid claim to four more victims, authorities said.
The four charred remains were discovered in what is being described as a migrant camp, according to authorities. Border Patrol agents found it in a wooded area near Barrett Junction, east of San Diego along the Mexican border.
The area is close to a major entry point for illegal immigrants making the journey into the United States.
Authories could not be certain when exactly the four victims had died.
"They could have been out there a while," said a spokesman for the San Diego County medical examiner's office.
However I found something about the Migrant Camps that you'd find interesting here at New America Media.
The relief efforts in the Southern California fires have been praised as effective, but they've missed a population that has long been in the shadows: undocumented workers living along San Diego's hillsides and canyons. These men, who represent some of the most essential workers in one of the biggest local industries, have slipped through the cracks in the county's relief and evacuation efforts – so much so that Mexican government officials are filling in the gaps.

"The Mexican Consulate are the ones who have led the relief effort to the farm workers in the canyons," says Eddie Preciado, director of La Posada de Guadalupe, the only homeless shelter for male farm workers in San Diego County. He says the consulate has organized partnerships with groups like his in order to conduct searches and provide supplies to the canyon dwellers.
The farm workers are hard to reach physically, living in the remote areas of the canyon, but they are also linguistically isolated. Many are members of Mexico's indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec communities and do not speak English or Spanish.

"Indigenous Mexicans who speak languages such as Mixteco are at high risk of being in danger because they don't understand warnings being given in English or Spanish and they are not likely to trust people unless they are approached speaking their language," says photojournalist David Bacon, who has documented farm worker communities in rural California.

It has been estimated that there are more than 1,600 agricultural workers and day laborers living in the area in makeshift settlements, according to the Regional Task Force on the Homeless in San Diego. This is probably a low estimate of those affected by the fires because it is impossible to know exactly how many workers live this way. Described as "rural homeless," they scrape by without electricity, a water supply, or sanitation systems in order to be close to the farms where they work.
Although they {Border Patrol}y are busy with local relief efforts, Johnson says the Border Patrol is still watching the border. Since the start of the fires, he says, they have apprehended 200 immigrants trying to cross into the United States..





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