CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2000
Re "Ranks of Uninsured in State Expand," Jan. 20: Your story indicates that the uninsured will grow by 23,000 per month. Simple solution: Stop laying out the welcome mat for immigrants, legal and otherwise, who are streaming through our southern border. JACK BERKUS Playa del Rey
May 3, 2001 |
The United Nations refugee agency began trucking an estimated 50,000 refugees away from Guinea's southern border, where they are threatened by frontier fighting in West Africa. The refugees, from Sierra Leone and Liberia, fled civil wars in their homelands in the 1990s for the relative safety of Guinea but have been caught up in a widening conflict around the diamond fields where the three countries' borders meet.
June 10, 1985
Nicaraguan rebels acknowledged that two of their bases were destroyed and supply lines cut after two weeks of ground and air strikes by government troops near Nicaragua's southern border. In a broadcast, the Costa Rica-based Democratic Revolutionary Alliance said Sandinista forces bombed the bases at El Castillo and La Penca in late May. Contradicting reports of heavy casualties, the guerrillas reported only two dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2001
Re " 'That's It. Vamonos. Gone.' " by Peter King, Feb. 28: It is indeed sad that so many immigrants are losing their lives trying to enter the U.S. illegally. It would seem that President Vicente Fox would make sure that his people are not dying by stopping them on the Mexican side. Mexico does not have any trouble stopping the people from Guatemala trying to enter on its southern border. Fox should push for the foreign companies doing business in his country to pay the people a decent wage instead of the very low wages--and thus encourage them to stay home.
July 19, 1985
Vice President George Bush's task force to combat drug smugglers has done little to slow the flow of illegal narcotics across U.S. borders, General Accounting Office auditors told a House panel. While the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System, or NNBIS, claimed to be involved in 136 of 2,289 drug seizures along the Southern border in the first year of operation, the task force contributed to only 39 interdictions, said William J. Anderson of the GAO, an investigative arm of Congress.