Skip to comments.Ranchers Fed up with Destruction Immigrants Leave Behind (South Texas Illegals)
Posted on 01/22/2014 9:36:26 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
HIDALGO COUNTY - Illegal immigration is forcing a rancher to move his livestock away from a property along the Rio Grande.
Jose Cavazos said it's become nearly impossible to maintain his fences. He said immigrants damage them when they flee from Border Patrol agents.
Cavazos isn't the only rancher dealing with the destruction.
Damaged fences lead to stray cattle, ranchers said.
"They completely destroyed the fence. I had to move (the livestock) to another 76 acres," Cavazos said.
Cavazos lives along the Rio Grande, just south of Mission.
Cavazos said Border Patrol boats force illegal immigrants onto his property. He said it costs him thousands of dollars to fix the damage.
The immigrants also leave behind inner tubes and other refuse.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS Reporter John Bartell spoke with Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) about the issue.
"That is a problem we need to address. It's not just the undocumented aliens that cross, but sometimes it's Border Patrol that crash and do damage," Cuellar said.
Cuellar said the U.S. Government Accountability Office is working on a one-year study that may lead to restitution for landowners.
Those hard working potential voter Dreamers making a mess?
who would a thunk it?
It’s time they stop paying ANY taxes, property or otherwise, on land they have lost control over.
and just how long have we been saying that very thing?
So this has been happening for awhile now.....
and congresscritters have done what?
The way to solve this problem is to use nature against them. Specifically to dig the equivalent of a dry moat, and plant it full of cholla “jumping” cactus. The stuff is downright evil.
I love how Dem. Rep. Cuellar uses the politically correct “undocumented alien”, but also blames the Border Patrol.
We can’t hurt the feelings of the people breaking our laws, now can we?
Maybe a GOP Hispanic outreach team led by Jeb Bush can be parachuted in to help.
They’d have to get across they rio grande stocked with big gators, over an electric fence and a deadfall, then past the anti personnel minefield if that was my property.
Shoot ‘em in the U.S., throw the bodies into Mexico.
Of course, I exaggerate, but what choice does the Dork-O-Dent and Holder’s Just Us Department give us?
Yeah...I like the idea of a Cholla belt along the border!
Too true. A Cholla belt would work wonders!
arm the border. Shoot anyone who crosses it.
A 50 yard minefield would be a good thing too. Just in case we run out of shooters
“...looking at restitution for land owners....”
How about looking at prevention of illegal immigration?????
“...Just in case we run out of shooters...”
I think you’d be overwhelmed by volunteers.....
Just a second.. I know it’s around here somewhere.. ahh yes.. here it is..
a strongly worded letter!
The way this "news article" is written it makes it sound like there would be no damage to this ranchers property if only the mean old racist Border Patrol didn't hunt down the poor undocumented immigrants.
They are not “immigrants”, they’re ILLEGAL F’N ALIENS.
Here in our desert, we have a few neighbors who use closely-planted cholla as their fences....they get no doggies, kitties or coyote visitors from those directions.
I remember reading about that, you actually have a living fence.
“...the U.S. Government Accountability Office is working on a one-year study that may lead to restitution for landowners.”
ROFLMAO! Yep. Sure.
FWIW, if this were happening on MY land, I’m pretty sure I’d be in prison right now.
My heart really goes out to these guys. I can’t even IMAGINE what it must be like, having people (and Mother Government!) ruining your fences and TRESSPASSING on your land! I’ve mended a LOT of fences in my day, with more to come. Ain’t no fun when the cows get out!
The best tall living fence is ocotillo. It has long, thin straight branches with long thorns. If you harvest one, you can make the branches a wall with a few strands of wire holding them all erect. And maybe one of five of the branches touching the ground will grow roots, so your fence will be both dead and alive. And dead ocotillo decays very slowly.
Other cacti, like agave, have long thorns on the end and sawtooth thorns on the sides of their leaves.
But good old cholla are evil. They are very hard to kill, and most attempts to kill them makes more of them. This is what happens when you fall in a bush.
I've said on many occasions that we don't need a wall (or a minefield, etc....).
All we need is a short handful of sniper teams, each armed with a Barrett 50 cal. Reposition them randomly.
Wouldn't fix the problem immediately, but either illegals would lose their nerve, or we'd run out of border-jumpers. Either would be ok by me.