TEXAS RANCHERS UNDER SIEGE
The situation on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas has become so bad that some in southern Texas have taken to packing pistols while mowing their lawns. This comes as the surge of illegal immigrants, including unaccompanied children is stretching the Border Patrol beyond its limits.
According to a report by NationalReview.com, Ronnie Osburn, whose ranch is in Brooks County, Texas, had been preparing for an interview when his house was broken into. Osburn and Border Patrol agents, armed with AR-15 rifles and shotguns, searched for the intruders for a while before the search was turned over to local sheriff’s deputies.
The Osburn incident took place in the context of the surge of unaccompanied children, who are being detained in facilities that can hold only a third of their number. Talk radio host Glenn Beck said, “I am told by people who have toured and work at this facility that when they open the doors to go in, the stench is so bad that the politicians that were to go in gagged and backed out.”
In 2011, Obama issued an amnesty for those who would have qualified for legal residency had the DREAM Act been passed. The action bypassed Congress, which has refused to pass such legislation. Many of the illegals who have have reported that advertisement claiming that those who get across the U.S. Border will have amnesty are airing in their home countries.
As many as 90,000 unaccompanied children could illegally enter the United States in 2014.