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Border Tales
The American Thinker ^ | April 09, 2011 | Elise Cooper

Posted on 04/09/2011 1:22:35 AM PDT by Scanian

Border Security on the Mexican border does not receive the attention it should. It must be considered a national security issue. American Thinker interviewed border ranchers and law enforcement to understand their views regarding threats and solutions to America's security problem.

Many of the ranchers interviewed feel betrayed and abandoned. They cite instances of illegals using their homes and territory. Kelly Glenn-Kimbro, an Arizona rancher, told the story of a Mexican woman who had a baby in their ranch pasture and walked up to the house asking for help. Dr. Gary Thrasher relayed the story that one day after coming home he went upstairs to find illegals who had gone through the doggy door. As he was confronting them he heard his downstairs shower being used by two Mexican women. There is the horror story of Robert Krentz who was murdered by an illegal shortly after his expressed his concern over his safety at a border security meeting. A rancher from a family who were afraid to give their name concurred and told how they were threatened after putting up infra-red cameras, finding a picture of a masked man placing his gun in front of the camera.

They are telling their stories because of the belief that most Americans have no idea what is really happening at the border. One solution would be having the Border Patrol and the ranchers work as a cohesive unit. Instead of being told not to detain or hold the illegals, they want to be able to capture them once they trespass on their ranch until the Border Patrol can arrive. It can take Border Patrol agents up to an hour depending on their location. One rancher summarized everyone's feelings that "as American citizens we should have the right of self defense."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bordersecurity; homeinvasion; illegals; ranchers

1 posted on 04/09/2011 1:22:36 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
"as American citizens we should have the right of self defense."

Unless Eric Holders peeps are involved.

2 posted on 04/09/2011 1:39:37 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Scanian

http://www.azcentral.com/community/peoria/articles/2011/04/08/20110408peoria-dps-officer-shot.html

Dps officer following suspected Drug Cartel members shot in Peoria, AZ (NW Phx suburb).

(I’m surprised that AZ Central/Republic actually reported this.)

The DPS officer is said to be okay after being shot in the shoulder and neck.


3 posted on 04/09/2011 1:39:41 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Our Federal Government doesn’t recognize the United States as a country. It believes in a Pan-American entity instead, so - - - no border enforcement.


4 posted on 04/09/2011 4:58:28 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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