May 16th, 2010
03:21 PM ET

NORAD: U.S. jets intercept ultralight plane from Mexico

Two F-16 military fighter jets intercepted an ultralight aircraft that flew into Arizona from Mexico on Sunday and tracked it until the ultralight returned to Mexico, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said.

A statement by the NORAD command center in Colorado said the ultralight crossed into U.S. airspace just after 6 a.m. Arizona time (9 a.m. ET).

The F-16s were launched to intercept it, and they shadowed it for 30
minutes before the ultralight returned to Mexico, according to the NORAD
statement. No other details were immediately available.

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  1. Bob

    [Insert random pro-amnesty video here]

    May 16, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. StopNonsense

    Meanwhile, 300 illegal immigrants scrambled across the open borders of America along with 30 mules and 800 lbs of marijuana and 400 lbs of cocaine. The Air Force did its job to stop an intruder across our airspace. When will Obama fix the real problem with a leaky border. There are more leaks there than the oil spill in the Gulf.

    May 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Patriot in West(by God) Virginia

    ALEJANDRO
    Are you up to your dirty talk again. Secure our borders, and secure them now. Then we can start dealing with the ILLEGAL ALIENS that already BROKE the LAW.

    God Bless America

    May 16, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. itzjuswrong

    Wars are fought and won every day. We kicked Mexico's a*& once in war and by God, we will do it again. Arizona is for Legal Americans and we are going to make sure that every single illegal in this state is taken down. PERIOD!!!

    May 16, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • ALEJANDRO

      You hear that bubba, americans buying drugs...shared responsibility...you make them come to America over addictions...

      May 17, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jake

    Mexicans here and in Mexico are rather upset by the recent enactment of stricter anti-illegal alien laws by Arizona 's governor and the strict enforcement of the Federal laws concerning Illegal aliens.

    In light of the following, that position demonstrates the typical double standard used by race-hustlers and assorted something-for-nothings. Read on, and read it to the end.

    New Immigration Laws: Read to the bottom or you will miss the message...
    1 There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.
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    2. All ballots will be in this nation's language.
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    3. All government business will be conducted in our language.
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    4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here.
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    5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office
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    6 Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any person who is a burden will be deported.
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    7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.
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    8. If foreigners come here and buy land... their options will be restricted. Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.
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    9.. Foreigners may have no protests; no demonstrations, no waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies. These will lead to deportation.
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    10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted &, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you.
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    Too strict?......
    The above laws are the current immigration laws of MEXICO !!!
    These sound fine to me, NOW, how can we get these laws to be America 's immigration laws??
    WAKE UP, AMERICA – we are about to lose our country.........

    May 17, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • L.O.

      Publish a cite to the Mexican Civil Code or STFU.

      May 17, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. L.O.

    What you conservative idiots don't understand is that illegal immigration has almost nothing to do with the drug trade. They are far different operations. There may be a few people involved in both but only as things like guides and low level labor. Yes, the cartel people are dangerous, but the immigrants are really harmless. Attack the drug runners and leave the immigrants alone.

    May 17, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. ALEJANDRO

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjUEBDOOSDM

    May 17, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. Patriot in West(by God) Virginia

    L.O.

    Why leave ILLEGAL ALIENS alone, their ILLEGAL. Hunt em down, send them to jail. read post #515

    May 17, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  9. Nevermore

    It's obvious that this was a test to see what the response would be.

    May 17, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. joe

    and what could have possibly so important to scramble 2 f-16's?.. thats an expensive looky.

    May 17, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. Hask

    Un-equal rights for all. If a brown kid tattoos "brown pride" on his body he is called patriatic. When a white kid tattoos white pride on his body he is called a racist. In the community where I live there is an appliance store called Hispano Appliance. I wonder how long an establishment would last if it was called Caucasian coffee. Our greatest strength is also our greatest weakness...too bad.

    May 17, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jon

    Just shoot it down. Its in our country illegally, just remove it Legally. Whats the big problem????

    May 17, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  13. Texan

    Mexicans, stop having your children in America. Don't ruin my country like you ruined yours. It's American taxpayer money that feeds your 8 kids. Don't come here. We don't want you!

    May 17, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. YourPantiesInnaWad

    White Power! I said WHITE POWER! Grins and Giggles.

    May 17, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sam

    When you look at the bigger picture the majority of welfare recipients are WHITE. When you look at the bigger picture there is immigrant scapegoating right around a time of another major issue in the US i.e. the economic downfall of recent months. Its easier to shift the spotlight on something else and our blame our problems on someone else. I don't see hard working Americans lining up at the agriculture fields for these great American jobs, I don't see good ole folk lining up to wash dishes, bus tables, prep food, working as nanny's, or working as gardeners--that's right they're in line at the welfare line and complaining that the immigrants have the jobs. If you think about it these wonderful American companies are offshoring your highly defended American jobs to other countries....a little ironic don't you think!

    May 17, 2010 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
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