If that's not bad enough, assault cases are spiking around the Yuma area.His arms checkered with cuts and scratches, bags under his eyes and wearing soiled clothes, Jorge Ramirez Gonzales stared into the distance.Earlier in the day, U.S. Border Patrol agents found the 43-year-old from Sinaloa, Mexico, and a group of 20 near Deming, N.M., trying to enter the country illegally. Now, under an overcast July sky, Ramirez Gonzales and his companions await deportation at the Paso del Norte Bridge in El Paso.Their trip, which began four days earlier when the group crossed into the United States near Columbus, N.M., didn't go as planned. Summer rains fell on them, leaving them with wet socks and feet. They ran out of food and ate cactus fruit. They ran out of water and drank from cattle troughs.
Illegal immigrants reported 18 assaults to the Border Patrol in 2005 versus about 200 so far this year, said Chris Van Wagenen, a Border Patrol spokesman in the Yuma sector. - linkageAnd while the suits and pearls in Washington continue to play politics with the lives and livelihood of human beings, here's what has become a regular occurrence around these parts
It never ends...Border Patrol agents patrolling on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation discovered human skeletal remains Sunday night, an official said Monday.The discovery was made around 7:30 p.m. in the desert near Arizona 86 and mile marker 121, said Jesus Rodriguez, a Tucson Sector spokesman. - linkage