Skip to comments.Hunting Humans: The Americans Taking Immigration Into Their Own Hands
Posted on 07/23/2014 11:42:52 AM PDT by kristinn
Michael Vickerss ranch 113 kilometres north of the USMexico border in Brooks County, Texas, is near a Border Patrol checkpoint. Undocumented migrants trek through the harsh brushland onto his property to avoid capture. An electric fence encloses the nearly 1,000 acres: at 220 volts, says Vickers, a local veterinarian and avid hunter, it wont kill them but it will make them wet their pants.
In 2006, Vickers and his wife Linda founded the Texas Border Volunteers, which now has some 300 recruits, who dress in fatigues and patrol private ranches in South Texas, using night-vision goggles and thermal imaging to track people in the dark. When they spot migrants they alert the Border Patrol. Former volunteers say the Vickerses did not allow them to provide first aid to migrants in distress or get closer than 10m. If a migrant was severely dehydrated, they were allowed to throw a bottle of water from that distance.
In her home, Linda dispenses a glass of strawberry, cucumber and mint-infused water, moving swiftly around the kitchen in her workout shorts, beige vest and calf-high cowboy boots. In a nearby hallway, a plaque hangs on the wall: 2012 Super Star Award Presented to the B.E.S.T. Team 119 Reported Illegal Aliens, 101 Border Patrol Apprehensions. The plaque honours Lindas dogs, Blitz, Elsa, Schatten and Tinkerbell, three of them German Shepherds, who have been trained to sniff out migrants and to whom she speaks lovingly in basic German. You cant hide from that nose, says Linda.
Linda, chief of staff for the Texas Border Volunteers, says she frequently sees undocumented migrants near the house. But she is not afraid. She is always armed with a .45 Long Colt the kind of gun used to shoot ducks, her husband says...
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Nice try at making her look like a neo-Nazi. Real subtle.
LOL the term “undocumented migrants” sound so incredibly ridiculous, especially in the context of the article.
What total idiots these liberal “reporters” are.
Undocumented migrants? What are those? Americans who forgot their license while driving to the beach for vacation?...oh you mean ILLEGAL ALIEN....
Why would these people talk to a Newsweek reporter, much less allow one in their home?
...except that they pretend to be against the NAZI’s. They seem to forget that NAZI stands for National SOCIALIST Worker's Party. The red in the NAZI flag stood for Communism until Adolf and Joe had a tiff.
It seems very clear that the NAZI’s were Left wing because of their devotion to Government Supremacy
You are mistaken. The writer is not a reporter but a Latrino propagandist.
Slimy, slimy, propaganda. As if they wouldn’t raise holy hell if the volunteers got closer than 10 to the “undocumented migrants.” As if aiding them wouldn’t lead to lawsuits out the kazoo.
By the way, what is this “Newsweek?”
I call BS. Another libtard reporter attempt to paint border ranchers as backward assed hillbillies with guns.
Summary: Private property is a HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION!
Isn’t Newsweek as US magazine? Why are they using metric distances in this article?
“.45 Long Colt the kind of gun used to shoot ducks”
I presume this is a reference to a .410 and the writer is an idiot.
Like Madeline Albright, I thought Newsweek went tits-up.
But here Maddy was the other day, and here they are now.
To be expected since Newsweek is the unflushed toilet paper of the fifth-column media.
Bull. A 45 long colt for ducks? Maybe bucks(as in deer) but it would be a Federal Violation to shoot at migratory birds with that round.
Shooting ducks with a .45 long colt?
Karla, you ignorant slut! Go to the Middle East & trundle your leftie @zz around Iraq & Syria, where hyperarmed Allah-freaked muzzies are murdering helpless civilians left & right.
THAT’S where they’re “hunting humans”!!
Must have learned how to hunt from John Kerry who served in Vietnam and used to hunt deer—I go out with my trusty 12-gauge double-barrel, crawl around on my stomach. I track and move and decoy and play games and try to outsmart them. You know, you kind of play the wind. Thats hunting,.