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February 21, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
The Mexican government formally demanded Monday that the United States cancel plans to build a highly controversial 4-mile-long ditch on the border between San Diego and Tijuana aimed at reducing the smuggling of immigrants into the United States by vehicle. "In the spirit of cooperation and friendship that characterizes the relation between the two nations, that option (the ditch) must be discarded," the Mexican Foreign Ministry said in a communique late Monday.
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January 8, 2000 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Mexican nationals pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in San Diego on Friday to immigrant-smuggling charges stemming from an incident last spring in which eight undocumented migrants traversing a rugged stretch of mountains in eastern San Diego County perished after being overtaken by an abrupt snowstorm. The three men, who pleaded guilty to illegal immigrant smuggling resulting in a migrant's death, face up to life sentences in federal prison when sentenced on April 10.
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May 29, 1996 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton administration announced plans Tuesday to step up the war on illegal immigration by adding 185 Border Patrol agents and sophisticated equipment along a rugged stretch of eastern San Diego County that is the latest hot spot for smugglers. The stepped-up enforcement will focus on a mountainous 16-mile area east of the Otay Mesa port of entry.
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May 29, 1996 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton administration announced plans Tuesday to step up the war on illegal immigration by adding 185 Border Patrol agents and sophisticated equipment along a rugged stretch of eastern San Diego County that is the latest hot spot for smugglers. The stepped-up enforcement will focus on a mountainous 16-mile area east of the Otay Mesa port of entry.
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January 8, 2000 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Mexican nationals pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in San Diego on Friday to immigrant-smuggling charges stemming from an incident last spring in which eight undocumented migrants traversing a rugged stretch of mountains in eastern San Diego County perished after being overtaken by an abrupt snowstorm. The three men, who pleaded guilty to illegal immigrant smuggling resulting in a migrant's death, face up to life sentences in federal prison when sentenced on April 10.
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June 3, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A truck loaded with a dozen illegal immigrants ran through the border checkpoint here early Sunday and led authorities on a 99-mile chase to the San Fernando Valley, Border Patrol officials said. The pursuit began about 1 a.m. when the driver of a 1973 Chevrolet Blazer refused to stop at the checkpoint, Border Patrol spokesman Ted Swofford said. "The driver failed to yield for long, long time," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A truck loaded with a dozen illegal immigrants ran through the border checkpoint here early Sunday and led authorities on a 99-mile chase to the San Fernando Valley, Border Patrol officials said. The pursuit began about 1 a.m. when the driver of a 1973 Chevrolet Blazer refused to stop at the checkpoint, Border Patrol spokesman Ted Swofford said. "The driver failed to yield for long, long time," he said.
NEWS
February 21, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
The Mexican government formally demanded Monday that the United States cancel plans to build a highly controversial 4-mile-long ditch on the border between San Diego and Tijuana aimed at reducing the smuggling of immigrants into the United States by vehicle. "In the spirit of cooperation and friendship that characterizes the relation between the two nations, that option (the ditch) must be discarded," the Mexican Foreign Ministry said in a communique late Monday.
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