A report from KOB in Albuquerque details the long-worsening situation on the border as Xochitl Torres Small and her radical Democratic colleagues continue to block President Trump’s border security agenda.
Hidalgo County ranchers held a town hall to detail what they are experiencing in New Mexico’s Boot Heel as an influx of illegal immigrants and drugs from the border threatens the safety of their families and property. It’s time for Torres Small, who was nowhere to be found, to stop playing political games with Nancy Pelosi and actually listen to her constituents.
The key exchange in the story:
“We have to get the word out that we have a crisis down here,” Tricia Elrock told the KOB 4 Investigates team during a recent visit to Hidalgo County. In fact, our visit prompted an impromptu town hall by ranchers who wanted to tell us what they were seeing on a daily basis.
“It’s not getting any better, it’s getting worse and there is now an influx of people,” said Billy Darnell. “We know something is going to happen every day we go out.”
KOB 4 asked if any of them had been victimized by people who they believe to be undocumented immigrants. All but one raised their hands to state yes.
“We’ve had vehicles stolen,” said Randy Massey.
“They’ve had bundles of weed, coke and carrying heavy artillery,” said Cammi Moore.
“The worst part of it, we had an employee kidnapped. And that was probably the worst night of my entire life until we got him back,’ said Elrock.
“It’s getting to the point where these confrontations are getting more aggressive and more and more violent,” said Kris Massey.
Part of the problem, as the ranchers see it, is the lack of barriers between the U.S. and Mexico. In parts of Hidalgo County, the countries are separated, in some places, by Normandy barriers.
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