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MONTERREY, Mexico Jan 22, 2007 (AP)— Eleven Iraqis carrying false passports and heading to California were arrested at Monterrey's airport, immigration officials said Monday.
Nine men, a woman and a two-year-old girl traveled from Madrid, Spain, to Monterrey, where they were detained Saturday, an immigration official said on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak publicly about the arrests.
None of the Iraqi citizens appear on terrorist watch lists and they told authorities they were Chaldean Christians trying to get to California were they would request asylum, the official said.
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Originally posted by marg6043
Well perhaps that is what they wanted to ask for asylum.
But how they got out of Iraq? did they were exiles in another country? or they escape Iraq violence and manage to go that far.