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August 28, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
At daybreak, Mexican immigration agent Raymundo Palomec marched eight young men down to the bank of the Suchiate River, Mexico's southern border, piled them onto a makeshift raft and dispatched them to Guatemala. The eight--illegal immigrants from the Dominican Republic--had been nabbed the night before in the town of Tapachula, the first stop on a clandestine journey north to the United States. "We tried to return them at the bridge, but the Guatemalans wouldn't accept them.
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August 28, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
At daybreak, Mexican immigration agent Raymundo Palomec marched eight young men down to the bank of the Suchiate River, Mexico's southern border, piled them onto a makeshift raft and dispatched them to Guatemala. The eight--illegal immigrants from the Dominican Republic--had been nabbed the night before in the town of Tapachula, the first stop on a clandestine journey north to the United States. "We tried to return them at the bridge, but the Guatemalans wouldn't accept them.
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