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25 Years Ago, Operation Gatekeeper Aggressively Increased Border Security in San Diego

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25 Years Ago, Operation Gatekeeper Aggressively Increased Border Security in San Diego

25 Years Ago, Operation Gatekeeper Aggressively Increased Border Security in San Diego

On the 25th anniversary of “Operation Gatekeeper,” critics of the border crackdown claim it has cost thousands of people their lives.

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25 Years Ago, Operation Gatekeeper Aggressively Increased Border Security in San Diego

THE DESERT'S FOREST TOTHE DESERT'S FOREST TOTHE MOUNTAINS TO TRY TO FINDTHE MOUNTAINS TO TRY TO FINDALTERNATIVE WAYS CROSSEDSMALL GROUPS LIKE THE ONESMALL GROUPS LIKE THE ONEHERE IN CHICANO PARK RALLYINGSMALL GROUPS LIKE THE ONEHERE IN CHICANO PARK RALLYINGAT A HANDFUL OF BORDER CITIESHERE IN CHICANO PARK RALLYINGAT A HANDFUL OF BORDER CITIESAT A HANDFUL OF BORDER CITIESFROM CALIFORNIA TO TEXASFROM CALIFORNIA TO TEXASTUESDAY.

WE'RE HERE TOTUESDAY.

WE'RE HERE TODENOUNCE THE 25 YEARS OFDENOUNCE THE 25 YEARS OFOPERATION GATEKEEPER DIRECTOROPERATION GATEKEEPER DIRECTOROF AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICEOF AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICECOMMITTEE PEDRO RIOS CLAIMSOF AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICECOMMITTEE PEDRO RIOS CLAIMSPRESIDENT CLINTON'S DECISIONCOMMITTEE PEDRO RIOS CLAIMSPRESIDENT CLINTON'S DECISIONPRESIDENT CLINTON'S DECISIONIN 1994 TO SIGNIFICANTLYIN 1994 TO SIGNIFICANTLYINCREASE THE BORDER WALL.

HEINCREASE THE BORDER WALL.

HESAYS THE 22 YEARS THATSAYS THE 22 YEARS THATFOLLOWED AT LEAST A 300FOLLOWED AT LEAST A 300PEOPLE DIED AND 55 HUNDREDPEOPLE DIED AND 55 HUNDREDDISAPPEARED WHILE TRYING TODISAPPEARED WHILE TRYING TOCROSS.

THEIR NAMES REMEMBEREDCROSS.

THEIR NAMES REMEMBEREDON THIS POSTER AND THEIRCROSS.

THEIR NAMES REMEMBEREDON THIS POSTER AND THEIRSTRUGGLE REMEMBERED ON THISON THIS POSTER AND THEIRSTRUGGLE REMEMBERED ON THISSTRUGGLE REMEMBERED ON THISOVERPASS NEAR CHICANO PARK.OVERPASS NEAR CHICANO PARK.THEY PUSH MIGRANTS INTOTHEY PUSH MIGRANTS INTOHAZARDOUS CROSSING ROUTES ANDHAZARDOUS CROSSING ROUTES ANDIT WAS PRETTY DEVASTATING TOIT WAS PRETTY DEVASTATING TOKNOW THAT I HAD A PART INKNOW THAT I HAD A PART INTHIS.

I HAD A PART INKNOW THAT I HAD A PART INTHIS.

I HAD A PART INBUILDING THIS AND BACK INTHIS.

I HAD A PART INBUILDING THIS AND BACK INBUILDING THIS AND BACK INTHE DAY I THOUGHT IT JUSTTHE DAY I THOUGHT IT JUSTSEEMED LOGICAL YOU KNOW THERESEEMED LOGICAL YOU KNOW THEREARE PEOPLE COMING ACROSS ANDARE PEOPLE COMING ACROSS ANDTHEY'RE NOT DOING ITARE PEOPLE COMING ACROSS ANDTHEY'RE NOT DOING ITTHE CORRECT WAY.

SO LET'STHEY'RE NOT DOING ITTHE CORRECT WAY.

SO LET'STHE CORRECT WAY.

SO LET'STHE CORRECT WAY.

SO LET'SBUILD A WALL.

JUNE SAYS SHEBUILD A WALL.

JUNE SAYS SHEBUILD A WALL.

JUNE SAYS SHEWAS A SENIOR BORDER PATROLWAS A SENIOR BORDER PATROLAGENT BACK IN THE 90S WHENAGENT BACK IN THE 90S WHENTHE OPERATION FIRST STARTEDAGENT BACK IN THE 90S WHENTHE OPERATION FIRST STARTEDSHE SAID MORE OFTEN THAN NOTTHE OPERATION FIRST STARTEDSHE SAID MORE OFTEN THAN NOTSHE SAID MORE OFTEN THAN NOTSHE WAS TURNING AWAY FAMILIESSHE WAS TURNING AWAY FAMILIESWITH KIDS.

THE MAJORITY OFSHE WAS TURNING AWAY FAMILIESWITH KIDS.

THE MAJORITY OFPEOPLE THAT ARE COMING HEREWITH KIDS.

THE MAJORITY OFPEOPLE THAT ARE COMING HEREPEOPLE THAT ARE COMING HEREPEOPLE THAT ARE COMING HERETHINKING ASYLUM ARE NOTTHINKING ASYLUM ARE NOTTHINKING ASYLUM ARE NOTCRIMINALS THEY'RE NOT RAPISTSCRIMINALS THEY'RE NOT RAPISTSTHEY'RE NOT MURDERERS.THEY'RE NOT MURDERERS.THE PROTESTERS IN ALLTHEY'RE NOT MURDERERS.THE PROTESTERS IN ALLDENOUNCING THE BORDER PATROLTHE PROTESTERS IN ALLDENOUNCING THE BORDER PATROLDENOUNCING THE BORDER PATROLMILITARY TACTICS INSTEADMILITARY TACTICS INSTEADSUGGESTED ALL THE BILLIONSMILITARY TACTICS INSTEADSUGGESTED ALL THE BILLIONSSPENT ON THE WAR COULD BESUGGESTED ALL THE BILLIONSSPENT ON THE WAR COULD BESPENT ON THE WAR COULD BESPENT ABROAD ON EFFORTS TOSPENT ABROAD ON EFFORTS TOKEEP IMMIGRANTS FROM WANTINGKEEP IMMIGRANTS FROM WANTINGTO COME TO THE UNITED STATESTO COME TO THE UNITED STATESIN THE FIRST PLACE.

ATO COME TO THE UNITED STATESIN THE FIRST PLACE.

ASPOKESPERSON FOR THE U.S.IN THE FIRST PLACE.

ASPOKESPERSON FOR THE U.S.SPOKESPERSON FOR THE U.S.BORDER PATROL POINTED OUT TOBORDER PATROL POINTED OUT TOFOX 5 OVER THE PHONE TUESDAYBORDER PATROL POINTED OUT TOFOX 5 OVER THE PHONE TUESDAYTHAT THE WALL HAS BEENFOX 5 OVER THE PHONE TUESDAYTHAT THE WALL HAS BEENTHAT THE WALL HAS BEENEFFECTIVE IN KEEPING HUNDREDSEFFECTIVE IN KEEPING HUNDREDSOF THOUSANDS OF ILLEGALOF THOUSANDS OF ILLEGALIMMIGRANTS OUT EVERY SINGLEIMMIGRANTS OUT EVERY SINGLEYEAR CLAIMING THAT IN 1994YEAR CLAIMING THAT IN 1994OVER A HALF MILLIONOVER A HALF MILLIONIMMIGRANTS WERE ARRESTED INOVER A HALF MILLIONIMMIGRANTS WERE ARRESTED INTHE SAN DIEGO SECTOR.

THATIMMIGRANTS WERE ARRESTED INTHE SAN DIEGO SECTOR.

THATTHE SAN DIEGO SECTOR.

THATNUMBER DROPPING 90 PERCENT TOAROUND 50000 THIS PAST YEARAROUND 50000 THIS PAST YEARNOW THAT THE WALLS HAVE BEENNOW THAT THE WALLS HAVE BEENIN PLACE HERE THIS AFTERNOON.IN PLACE HERE THIS AFTERNOON.WE ALSO RECEIVED A PRETTYWE ALSO RECEIVED A PRETTYLENGTHY E-MAIL FROM THE U.S.LENGTHY E-MAIL FROM THE U.S.BORDER PATROL KIND OFLENGTHY E-MAIL FROM THE U.S.BORDER PATROL KIND OFEXPLAINING THE WHOLE STRATEGYBORDER PATROL KIND OFEXPLAINING THE WHOLE STRATEGYEXPLAINING THE WHOLE STRATEGYBEHIND THIS OPERATION OFBEHIND THIS OPERATION OFTHE LAST TWENTY FIVE YEARSBEHIND THIS OPERATION OFTHE LAST TWENTY FIVE YEARSAND IT GOES INTO DETAIL ABOUTTHE LAST TWENTY FIVE YEARSAND IT GOES INTO DETAIL ABOUTAND IT GOES INTO DETAIL ABOUTTHE NUMBERS THE DATA TO HELPTHE NUMBERS THE DATA TO HELPEXPLAIN AND WE'LL POST THATEXPLAIN AND WE'LL POST THATON OUR WEBSITE.

FOX SAN DIEGOON OUR WEBSITE.

FOX SAN DIEGODOT COME HERE MOMENTARILY.ON OUR WEBSITE.

FOX SAN DIEGODOT COME HERE MOMENTARILY.AND THEY'RE ALSO TALKINGDOT COME HERE MOMENTARILY.AND THEY'RE ALSO TALKINGAND THEY'RE ALSO TALKINGABOUT JUST BEING A NUMBERSABOUT JUST BEING A NUMBERSGAME.

YOU SIMPLY CAN'T HAVEGAME.

YOU SIMPLY CAN'T HAVEENOUGH BORDER PATROL AGENTSENOUGH BORDER PATROL AGENTSTO JUST SCATTER THEM ACROSSENOUGH BORDER PATROL AGENTSTO JUST SCATTER THEM ACROSSTHE ENTIRE U.S. MEXICOTO JUST SCATTER THEM ACROSSTHE ENTIRE U.S. MEXICOTHE ENTIRE U.S. MEXICOBORDER.

THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE ABORDER.

THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE AWALL THEY SAY YOU HAVE THEIRBORDER.

THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE AWALL THEY SAY YOU HAVE THEIRPOINTS OF ENTRY AND THAT'SWALL THEY SAY YOU HAVE THEIRPOINTS OF ENTRY AND THAT'SPOINTS OF ENTRY AND THAT'S




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