Residents in Violent City in Mexico Are Stealing and Selling Barbed Wire Installed by US Agents at Border

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At the southern border of the United States, residents of the most violent city in Mexico are stealing barbed wire from the U.S.-Mexico border that was installed by U.S. troops and border patrol under President Donald Trump’s administration, and they’re profiting off of it.

In what’s considered to be a very dangerous city, Tijuana residents are lining the outside of their homes with the razor wire from the border fence to protect themselves, which resulted in roughly 15 to 20 arrests of the alleged thieves.

Tijuana border official Reynaldo González Mora told the San Diego Union-Tribune the people who have been arrested are mostly those “who have been deported from the United States and people who have problems with drug addiction and live mostly on the street.”

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“I don’t actually live here in this house, so I have no idea how that wire got here,” one lady who was interviewed at a house with the same wiring anonymously told the Tribune.

Secretary of public safety in Tijuana Marco Antonio Sotomayor Amezcua told the Tribune the wire, also called concertina wire, from the border fence is different from the wire sold in their local stores. He also noted they had been reached out to by U.S. officials about the matter.

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“We have detected that the barbed wire that was installed in the border area is no longer there,” he said. “We know about the stealing of the concertina [wire] from United States authorities who have asked us for help through the liaison staff.”

Months ago, U.S. troops laid barbed wire along the southern border in an effort to stop several large migrant caravans from coming into the U.S. illegally.

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According to the Tribune, contractors were spotted on Monday replacing some of the areas where people stole the barbed wire in Tijuana near the San Ysidro Port of Entry on the U.S. side.

This stealing comes just after the Department of Homeland Security said the situation at the southern border hit a “breaking point” in the amount apprehensions of immigrants trying to cross into the U.S. illegally in February and is only projected to continue to grow this month.

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Tery Gohsman
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Capitalism at work.

James
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Shame on those who installed that concertina wire for not connecting it to the nearest power line with at least 440 volts. Should stop the unwanted invaders – unless the California (D) Party could use some more of them as voters.

Michael
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You just can’t make this stuff up.

I. Chin
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Yes you can. q.v. the recent Covington kerfuffle.

I. Chin
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We’re all going to die in (under) 12 years. Some of us no doubt will, but it won’t be because of the reasons they say.

Phyllis Softa
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Screw is correct. It’s FOX reporting, the home of no go zones, Death panels, Seth Rich, Uranium One, Deep State, Birtherism, phony [economic] numbers, Obama/Nancy/Hillary coming for your guns, BENGHAZI “stand down order.” Obamacare is socialized medicine, and who can forget the evils of IVY league schools and teleprompters.

James
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That list seems to mirror that of the Socialists (and career criminals) and their elitist agenda to turn America into a Third World Nation or maybe into a “utopian” outpost of Venezuela. Maybe Media Matters and CNN should to hire some FOX journalists to spread some truths rather than Commie propaganda.

Phyllis Softa
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James, did you hear Trump finally admit Obama was born in Hawaii? It was a hoax played upon you & only YOU know the reason you chose to believe it. Only you can say why you played the fool on the “phony economic numbers,” chose to believe the Benghazi conspiracies when R’s failed on reversing any of the disproved hoaxes, & believed someone was coming for your guns. Only YOU can explain why you continue to return to the same source that played you for a fool time & time again.

Phyllis Softa
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James, remember doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, is called INSANITY. You are too smart and too kind to allow yourself to be played for a fool. THINK when they tell you something. Fact check it. Continue to listen, but verify.

I. Chin
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Yet CNN, MSNBC, and other organs of the Ministry of Propaganda have been touting the revelations of the Muekler report. They also misreported the entire Covington incident.

Few purposeful fictions can top “you can keep yoiur doctor” and “you’ll save $2500 per year”. Let’s also not forget Al “money machine” Gore’s prediction that the coasts would be underwater right now.

Phyllis Softa
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Were you personally unable to keep your doctor? In the Pgh area, UPMC & Highmark Blue Cross/Shield were battling for years. Highmark bought hospitals and threatened to exclude UPMC hospitals from their coverage. Their legal battles had ZERO to do with the ACA and everything to do with capitalism. We know this because their TV ads attacking each other flooded all Pittsburgh channels. No one else lost their doctor unless the doctor retired.

Phyllis Softa
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WHY did you not help James? Explain how the birtherism wasn’t a hoax? Tell him the apocalypse did come when the ACA was passed? Tell him about all the indictments that came from the 4 yr 2 month investigation of Benghazi? Tell him about how you were saved from the Obamacare Death panels?

I. Chin
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full disclosure: I haven’t had TV service in 9 years. It’s crap and expensive via cable. Unlike someone else here I also don’t have too much free time waste watching TV.

Phyllis Softa
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Yes, apparently unlike me, you are not retired from the rat race of professional life and not financially secure enough to afford cable. Boo hoo. But if you have not had TV service in 9 years, how are you a self-proclaimed expert on what is on cable news?

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