Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

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Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border
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By Larry Nimmer

Here's an eye-opening trip to Tijuana that my wife and I took, documenting the Ukrainian refugee crisis.

Larry Nimmer is a Carpinteria-based producer, director, cameraman, writer and video editor. More information can be found at

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NostraChumash May 08, 2022 09:54 AM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

If you can Walk from there to here,
you are "migrating"
If you (&yours) arrived via a trans-continental boat ride, then those folks
are "Immigrants".

dukemunson May 07, 2022 09:20 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

Gizmo - if you like people “from all countries” you should be against a country invading another sovereign country… the indiscriminate bombing and mass refugee crisis should kind of sway at least slightly!!!

Mebk May 07, 2022 04:57 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

A165 I seriously hope your right. But we do not know. It actually makes sense they would come In unnoticed pray they done.

Mebk May 07, 2022 04:49 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

A165 my family came legally with sponsors never can illegally took years to get here and like most other immigrants in those times never took government money. No such thing as open borders. We can’t go the opposite way without visas not to mention but land or work. We can not deface their flag. I was shocked on all the rules we must obey.

Mebk May 07, 2022 04:42 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

Alex blue

Just google it there is lots of information I happened to hear from a friend who lives near the border.

Alexblue May 08, 2022 08:48 AM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

MEBK--I took a look and there is no specific reporting or data. There are claims that X number of people on the terrorist watch list, which is incredibly imprecise by the way, have crossed or attempted to cross.

Here, from the Cato institute:

Here are the facts about terrorists crossing the border from Mexico: Zero people have been killed or injured in attacks on U.S. soil committed by terrorists who illegally crossed the Southwest border. From 1975 through the end of 2020, only nine people convicted of planning a terrorist attack entered the United States illegally – some of them on ships, airplanes, and walking across the border. For instance, the most serious case was Walid Kabbani who walked across the Canadian border with a bomb in 1987 and was immediately arrested. Only three of the nine who entered illegally came across the border with Mexico as young children in 1984, 23 years before they were arrested for a comically planned terrorist attack on Fort Dix in 2007. They were Shain Duka, Britan Duka, and Eljvir Duka.

It's bull--fear mongering politics by the usual cast of right wing power seekers.

a-1651968888 May 07, 2022 05:14 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

Really? I heard from someone trustworthy that lives near the border that it was eerily deserted, and in fact Texans and Louisianans were desperately fleeing despotic regimes in their states. Guess it all depends on which fairy tale you prefer.

a-1651967083 May 07, 2022 04:44 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

Because the Border Patrol Chief, someone who views migrants as criminals for a living, should be trusted at his word. No proof or evidence, just his thoughts. Ok.

gizmo1 May 07, 2022 03:57 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

I like people from all countries, why should we fight their war with our money we don't have. Because we have a bunch of monkeys without tails running and ruining our Country. Hold it hold it yes both parties

EastBeach May 07, 2022 03:36 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

Thanks Larry, good on you for making the trip and sharing the experience. Pretty interesting Ion is from Moldova. Slava Ukraini!

Mebk May 07, 2022 01:49 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

Coastwatch. That’s the first thing I thought too. 1.5 we know of and probably that many run ins. Drugs galore,child and woman trafficking, not to mention known terrorist are now wandering our country.

a-1651966634 May 07, 2022 04:37 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

If the label fits. Certain commenters here continue to post nationalistic, anti immigrant, anti-foreigner sentiments. So the shoe appears to fit.

Do you have another solution for who will fill these low wage jobs? Because Americans refuse to do it and are much lazier than the immigrants who fill those jobs. But if you're so mad about it, urge your legislators to pass laws that criminalize hiring undocumented immigrants, although most of the owners of agricultural companies are republicans so they're benefiting from this and of course won't back it.

CoastWatch May 07, 2022 03:34 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

@ A-165######-- Yeah, easy to "Label" and call names while we, as a country, (Democrat or Republican or...) have a SERIOUS problem with an "Open Border"... It has to do with bringing in more low wage earners, uneducated, no housing in an already nationwide housing crisis and ever-increasing social welfare at a cost we can't absorb...
But go ahead an name call, it's a good deflection of facts.

CoastWatch May 06, 2022 03:10 PM
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis at the Border

You should have redirected them to the Texas border where it truly is WIDE OPEN... More than 1.5 Million (possibly more according to Border Patrol) have crossed since Biden took office...

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