I'd just like to get waay out in front of this one. Nine Illegals were killed around Yuma, Arizona when their Suburban, packed with twenty-two people, crashed while attempting to evade agents of the United States Border Patrol.
This is a tragedy. More people may die from injuries. I do not blame the Border Patrol for what happened. It is their job to apprehend and detain these individuals, and these individuals took their own lives in their own hands as anyone does while breaking the law and then attempting to evade capture.
I know a few Border Patrol agents, and I'd reckon that more than a few agents out there, doing their best in the desert to enforce our laws, will endure a few more sleepless nights over this one. That is to say nothing of the families of the dead.
Tradgedies like this are the result of inconsistencies on the part of American law, the inconsistencies on American enforcement (not prosecuting businesses that hire illegally) and nothing short of that. The Border Patrol can only do so much; this is another example of the legislature and executive branches (still) not doing their damn jobs. Tradgedies like this will continue to happen until we get a real immigration policy for this country and real penalties for businesses who hire outside of the law.