Ranchers in South Texas – already under siege by violent cartels – are bearing much of the brunt of the tens of thousands of new arrivals.
Linda Vickers, who owns a ranch in Brooks County, which is Ground Zero for the immigration debate, pins the blame directly on talk of ‘amnesty’ and a ‘path to citizenship’ for people who entered the U.S. illegally.
She recalls one man being arrested on her ranch not long ago:
The Border Patrol agent was loading one man up, and he told the officer in Spanish, “Obama’s gonna let me go.”
Border Patrol agents report that immigrants are crossing the border, and in some cases surrendering while asking, “Where do I go for my amnesty?”
When you have amnesty waving in the wind, you’re going to get an increase.
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