Mexican immigrants illegally enter the United States every day, often scaling 18-foot-tall fences in the hope of finding work or, in some cases, trafficking drugs. But one woman picked the wrong day and the wrong place to cross over, jumping into America just a few yards away from four US senators who were visiting the Arizona border as part of a fact-finding tour.

Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona, Democrat Michael Bennet of Utah and Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York were near the town of Nogales when the illegal immigrant made her mad dash and ended up in the waiting arms of US Customs and Border Patrol officers.

McCain tweeted the surprising event Wednesday afternoon.

‘Just witnessed a woman successfully climb an 18-ft bollard fence a few yards from us in #Nogales,’ he wrote.

‘Border Patrol successfully apprehended her, but incident is another reminder that threats to our border security are real.’

The Center for Immigration Studies estimated in 2008 that there were 11 million immigrants with no documentation living illegally in the United States. Most of them crossed the border from Mexico.

But the Christian Science Monitor reported in 2006 that an Arizona labor union representing border patrol agents estimated that the number was somewhere between 12 million and 15 million.

The Pew Research Center published data in 2010 that showed 63 percent of adult illegal immigrants had been living in the US for at least 10 years.

President Barack Obama has put political muscle behind an effort, first announced in a 2012 White House Rose Garden speech, to mainstream illegal immigrants into US society and provide them with a path toward legal status – and, some say, citizenship.

Some Republican lawmakers have claimed the administration’s efforts are aimed at creating a new class of Hispanic voters who, like many African-Americans after President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs took effect, would show their gratitude with Democratic Party loyalty.

But Obama has said his initiative is more about fairness and practicality than politics. Giving illegal immigrants some sort of legal documentation would allow federal and state government agencies to track their whereabouts, tax their earnings and get an accurate sense of ow many of them are in the country.

Conservatives counter that among the costs associated with granting legal status to illegal immigrants, the health care costs alone would put an unprecedented strain on the federal budget, driving up annual deficits post the point where new tax revenues could offset them.

They also don’t relish the idea of rewarding unlawful behavior with what amounts to a gradual amnesty, providing new incentives for more immigrants to cross the border, or displacing American citizens from jobs that have become scarce in a down economy.

Obama described his plan in 2012 as the eventual outcome of a series of executive orders that would not need congressional approval. But Republicans in Congress suggested they could hold up the funding required to implement those orders unless the Department of Homeland Security made a serious effort first to seal the border with Mexico.

The four senators who visited the border Wednesday are part of a larger group of lawmakers, the so-called Gang of Eight, who are shaping and negotiating details of an immigration reform package. When Congress reconvenes in April, that package is expected to be made public

Sen. McCain’s spokesman would not comment on the episode at the Arizona-Mexico border beyond pointing MailOnline to the senator’s tweets. Spokespersons for Sens. Flake, Schumer and Bennet did not respond to requests for comment.

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  • Joel W

    and i would be willing to bet she will be released in a day or two. not deported, released (and collecting welfare). plus, feel safe saying she was probably apprehended ONLY because the senators were there.

    • BonusGift

      You really can’t make this stuff up; she basically landed in their laps. We are truly living in Orwellian times; and you are right, why not just sign her up for the welfare right then and there? Heck, would any of us be surprised if she doesn’t end up being Hillary’s or some other socialist’s running mate (After all: “We don’t need no stinking citizens!”)?

      • Daisy

        And add on a bunch of Pell grants, race-based scholarships, subsidies and stipends, to supplement her ‘against all the odds challenging’ student living as a minority program-based corporate sinecure.

        • Illegal immigrants are not eligible for Pell Grants, Student Loans, and College Work Study Programs. In Texas, New Mexico and California, they are eligible for state funded financial aid. Private scholarships are another matter.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Dude she will probably be starring in some porn flick called Rosa Romps

          • Good thing she snuck across the border now instead of earlier. Because at least now, the laws of Los Angeles County mean that Ron Jeremy will have to wear a condom when filming that “movie.”

          • White Mom in WDC

            Ha ha ha!

          • GeneticsareDestiny

            She may not be, but any anchor babies she has here will be eligible for everything.

      • brengunn

        I don’t follow, what’s Orwellian about it?

        • BonusGift

          Orwellian: “of or relating to the works of George Orwell (especially his picture of a future totalitarian state).”
          They were standing next to an eighteen foot fence with the border patrol.

          In Orwell’s 1984 world he “introduced us to the words doublethink and newspeak. A word he didn’t use – but which combines the two – is doublespeak. Doublespeak is saying one thing and meaning another, usually its opposite. In 1984 when BIG BROTHER and the Party say PEACE they mean WAR, when they say LOVE they mean HATE, and when they say FREEDOM they mean SLAVERY.”

          They were standing by an 18′ fence with guards that were supposedly there to keep the Mexicans out, yet her she was and literally landed in their laps. The DHS claims the border is “secure” and our supposed “representatives” want to push through “comprehensive immigration reform” which is only another version of amnesty. BTW, the border is not secure and they don’t represent us. You don’t see the analogy to Orwell’s world and especially what they say vs. actually do regarding our southern border?

          • brengunn

            No, I don’t think it is Orwellian, or not Orwellian enough. You’ve stretched the analogy, in my opinion.

          • BonusGift

            OK, then you do think it’s Orwellian, just not enough for your tastes. In fact, your answer “no” seems to be Orwellian, in my opinion (i.e., no is yes).

          • brengunn

            There seems to be a trend nowadays of describing things as Orwellian when they’re far from it. In my opinion, though there may be some ‘spin’ when it comes to political language, I think it’s still far from the totalitarianism that Orwell describes. In fact, were it truly Orwellian, we would not be able to have this conversation about it.

  • Tom Iron

    Those two morons, mccain and schumer must have egg on their faces. The other two, I don’t know, but I’m sure they’re cut from the same cloth.

    • ArmenianWN

      My brother used to live in Arizona. He told me that Flake is a complete RINO who is just as anti white as his friends John McCain and Michael Medved. He also supports affirmative action. Bottom line, Jeff Flake is not our friend.

  • Triarius

    I wonder what was going through their minds? My guess is “another voter”.

    I’m sure someone else in the past has already thought of this, but my issue with democracy is that once the politicians can control who votes for them (immigration), elections no longer matter.

    • The__Bobster

      Another DEMOCRAT voter, to be precise.

      • Triarius

        Apparently you haven’t heard that the GOP can court them and they will vote for the (R). After all, Mexicans are hard working, god fearing conservatives by nature.

        end sarcasm.

        • Katherine McChesney

          Two Mexicans stopped me to ask directions. I gave them the silent treatment and kept walking. I’m not going to make their stay here easy for them.

          • saxonsun

            Ever notice how these invaders walk around our nation?–they swagger as if they have a legal and moral right to be here. Frankly, I didn’t think I could hate so much. Every time I go out here in Manhattan, I hear more spanish than English. Keeping my temper is getting very hard. The arrogance of this filth!

    • Mogibs medats

      cheap labor

  • ncpride

    This is just too funny. What’s even funnier is the tired old claim there are only 11 million of them. I don’t believe that for a second. The only effective border security would be orders to shoot to kill as soon as they cross over, but we know they’ll never do that.

    On a lighter note, hope all you AmRen regulars have a great Easter and get to spend time with family and loved ones.

    • The__Bobster

      The real number is 30-38 million ugly squat monster invaders.

      • We would not know for sure until some form of amnesty passes and find out how many of them actually apply.

    • Supposedly a million of them “self deported” because of economy and anti-immigration laws? I personally do not believe it.

    • Greg Thomas

      We have 10 million alone in California.

  • MekongDelta69

    Too bad she didn’t beat the hell out of (at least) Schumer.

    Hey, it would’ve been an even quicker way to a ‘pathway to citizenship’…

  • I’m embarrassed to admit that I voted for that meat byproduct back in 2008.
    I didn’t learn my lesson, and voted for that sun warped 8-track in 2012.
    I have finally learned my lesson. I’ll vote democrat over another republican candidate who is too afraid to say what needs to be said, and do what needs to be done.

  • bigone4u

    Back in 2005 there was a private group patrolling the border with a beautiful German Shepherd and her pups. The mother dog was named Star and she had quite a large number of pups patrolling the border with her. I can’t remember the name of the group that Star was associated with. My point is that dogs can be an effective deterrent to border jumpers. I think of all the homeless dogs in shelters who could easily be trained for patrol duty and be given a loving home with their handlers. Given the good work that K-9 cops do, if anyone ever got serious about stopping illegals the number of dogs would be drastically increased.

    • That is a good idea. Except for one thing. If the dog ends up biting an illegal, you are going to hear a lot of complaints from the illegal immigrant lobby that we should get rid of the dogs.

      • bigone4u

        True, but La Raza complains about everything already, so what’s one more complaint. Officer K-9 sometimes bites suspects in crimes, but dogs might be a deterrent. Imagine a dog run along the border next to the fence, with big barking dogs running up and down at the sight of a fence climber. A smart fence climber would retreat. But hey, who said Mexicans were smart.

        • True. I like the dog idea myself. At least that would a deterrent. I know if I was confronted by a German Shepherd or some other big dog it would stop me in my tracks.

  • David Ashton

    And reported in a British paper!

  • The__Bobster

    I’m sure these clowns pretended this incident never happened, so that next week they can pronounce the border “secure”.

  • Good old Juan McCain’s tweeting was just a photo-op to pretend he doesn’t support amnesty.

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  • MobyWhite

    The border jumping Mexican will be hailed as a human rights hero who sacrificed so much to help change America for the better.

    “He left behind his family and career to come here among us and help eradicte the last vestiges of toxic White privilege. We owe him more than we can ever repay, but we can begin by giving him immediate Amnesty citizenship and compassionately encouraging his extended family, no matter how many, to come and join with him in the ongoing struggle to transform America into something better than George Washington could ever have imagined in his sick, twisted, evil, hateful, intolerant, and racist mind.”

  • Luca

    I’m surprised McCain didn’t plead for her release, citing that she is merely one of God’s children. Newsflash McCain, American citizens and taxpayers are God’s children too.

    Build the fence and move some Army bases down there for desert warfare training complete with artillery testing. Put in lots of trip wires that set off flares, then patrol it with guard dogs and soldiers on dirt bikes. For more training let’s keep drones flying around the clock with infra red night vision and GPS reporting. Once apprehended, enforce the laws, send them back and send a bill to Mexico for not doing their share to secure the common border, otherwise cut off their foreign aid.

    God knows how many Hamas, Iranians or Al Quaida have hopped over that same fence wearing baseball caps and speaking Spanish. If each one carried one nut and bolt they could have built a six nuclear reactors by now.

    Idiot Bush should have started putting these measures in place on Sept. 12th, 2001.

    • Greg Thomas

      Oh we cannot do that Luca. We might “offend” mexico.

  • dd121

    This is the perfect metaphor for our immigration policy of the last 50 years.

  • MikeS

    In a sane America:

    ‘Just witnessed a woman successfully climb an 18-ft bollard fence a few yards from us in #Nogales, but you should have seen the look on her face when she got to the top and came face-to-face with the horror that awaits anyone foolish enough to continue. Man, she jumped backwards off that fence and hit the ground a runnin’ right back to good ol’ Mex-i-go!

  • brengunn

    I understand how they can get in the country but how can so many illegals, millions of them, sustain themselves through work without the authorities finding them? It should be like shooting fish in a barrel, finding illegals in the South Western US, just collar them while they’re working.

    Also, those state’s economies must be half black, all paid in cash with no tax revenue at all. That’s just not sustainable, so many people not contributing.

    • White Mom in WDC

      The ‘authorities’ are crooked and are probably bedding a bunch of squat monster ho’s. The places that hire the squatties are in cahoots. It’s corporate America, the government, and the turds against Whitey

    • Greg Thomas

      Simple. The “authorities” are not interested in finding them.

    • PesachPatriot

      If authorities were to do what you suggest their very wealthy employers would be screaming bloody murder all over the media later that afternoon after filing gigantic law suits against whatever officers and agencies did it….most illegals work in construction, agriculture, meatpacking and landscaping….they are paid in cash every friday or sometimes daily, which is why they are frequently robbed and murdered every weekend by aspiring rappers and athletes. They aren’t all in the southwest though, maybe 10 years ago, at this point they have spread out pretty evenly around the entire country, even in the coldest, northernmost states….if INS and ICE simple went to every home depot hardware store in america at 6am they would probably catch half the illegal immigrants at once…..there is an old joke here in the states “how come mexico never wins any olympic events? Because every mexican that can run, jump or swim is already in the USA”

    • saxonsun

      They are hiding in plain sight. They work right out in the open. Walk down any street–they’re there. Go to any restaurant–they’re serving you. Order out–they are the ones delivering to your door. Hear some construction work being done? Guess who’s doing it?They are like lice–literally everywhere. The authorities know they’re not legal. No one cares.

  • StillModerated

    If we can’t call them illegal aliens anymore, why can’t we call them “illegitimate foreigners?”

  • sbuffalonative

    This sounds like a set up for a comedy skit. It’s been done; criminals sneaking past the police.
    Comedy comes to life.

  • thoughtcriminal

    What needs to happen is a sane leader and gov needs to realise we are involved in combating an invasion. We should declare war on Mexico and use our armed forces to round them all up and deport them en masse. Then we send our airforce to bomb their cities and drug cartels into dust, then send in our own invasion and occupy Mexico. Set up a DMZ a few miles south of our border, with a no man’s land of barbed wire, land mines, machine gun pits and sniper towers with kill on sight orders. Put blacks back to work under threat of deportation to mexico if they refuse to do the joba the mexicans took from them. Multiple problems solved with one initiative. I think many blacks would see the benefits for them.

    • Tim

      Sounds good on paper but do you have the votes for it?!? Based on the last election, I don`t think so.

  • Dea Whyte-Mansburten

    I’ll bet you she’s not only allowed to stay, issued her EBT card, given free college tuition (her classes MUST be in Spanish, of course)…but O gives appoints her to his (liquor) cabinet as Secretary of Burritos.

  • And Johnny Dum-Dum McCain seems to think it’s so-oh-funny. What a piece of garbage he is

  • Ella

    I wonder how much tourism declined along US Southern Border States since the Mexican invasion. You think tourists would shy away from the barrios and congested cities. It’s real obvious of our Mexican take-over; you do NOT need to travel the border to witness this rapid transition.

    • Bossman

      What people like you should understand is that North American integration is inevitable.
      If Mexico is the largest trading partner of the U.S. or the second largest after Canada, why can we not welcome their nationals. The U.S. southern port of entry is the busiest in the world. What does that tell you?

      • Jefferson

        Yeah lets welcome millions of Spanish speaking people with Aztec genes in their DNA in order to replace America’s White majority.