The Mexican Border – a No Man’s Land


 

Basically, a no-man’s land

By Mustang

 

Mr. Jim Chilton is 89-years old. He’s a fifth-generation cattle rancher

who, in spite of his age, still runs the Chilton Ranch at Arivaca, Arizona. It is a 50,000-acre spread outside Tucson, much of which abuts the Mexican border. Chilton’s truck can be frequently seen heading in one direction or another on the ranch, but no matter on what day or what time of day, Mr. Chilton is likely to spot armed members of a dangerous Mexican drug cartel moving with impunity along a favored illegal-immigration track. “It’s still the wild west out here,” he said.

 

Chilton’s only barrier to illegal activity from Mexico is a three-strand barbed-wire fence, which is about as effective as screen-doors on a submarine. The rancher estimates that around 4,000 drug-packers cut across through his land each year. But its more than drugs —it is also illegal immigrants. They’re not just from Mexico; they come from all around the world. What makes his land dangerous to both himself and his wife is that these illegal aliens are desperate to seek out a new life in the United States, at the taxpayer’s expense.

A desperate man is a dangerous man. Jim said, “You used to get old fashioned coyotes who would bring people across. They’d get $200 or $300 from each of ‘em, the fee for guiding them into the US. Now the operation is run by a cartel. They have scouts on top of our mountains. They charge about $3,000 for Mexicans, $7,000 to $9,000 for Central Americans, and between $25,000 and $75,000 for Asians. Most of the people coming through are just looking for work; they come from Guatemala, Honduras, and other Central American states. We’ve also had Iraqis come through, people from states in the Middle East, but most of the arrests made by the Border Patrol are from Guatemala.”

Chilton —who manages the ranch with his wife— describes the illegal activity as a national security issue. He believes that the border wall proposed by President Trump should be built because with the nearest Border Patrol station 80 miles away, there is no security for the Chilton’s. “It looks like the government has given up the fight,” he said.

Chilton has long warned the US government that the few strands of fence that separate Mexico from the United States is overwhelmingly inefficient keeping anyone out of the United States. “The lack of a serious barrier, combined with the Border Patrol’s enforcement decisions have effectively ceded miles of US territory to the Sinaloa Cartel, which stations guards on the mountains overlooking the ranch.” It was precisely this lack of barriers and few border agents that resulted in the ambush of a federal officer.

Drugs and illegal immigrants are a lucrative business, and according to Mr. Chilton, armed members of the drug cartel in Mexico controls much of his land. “They carefully time their movements to avoid being seen. The Border Patrol don’t come out here —they’ve left this area basically available to the cartel. It’s basically a no-man’s land.” Federal officials labeled the ambush as “A shooting incident,” but according to Mr. Chilton, if it wasn’t for the agent’s bullet-proof vest, he wouldn’t be alive today.

Mr. Chilton opined that the shooting could have been averted had the government taken our border security more seriously. “President Trump needs to complete the wall and fill the 25-mile gap and move the Border Patrol to the international boundary rather than 80 miles from the boundary.”

Brandon Judd, a Border Patrol agent (who also serves as President of the National Border Patrol Council) said that the area of the Chilton Ranch “is one of our most dangerous stretches on the border. It cries out for Mr. Trump’s wall,” he added. “If we had a wall in this location, the shooting would never have taken place.”

In a statement to the Washington Times, Judd said, “Unfortunately, our agency is still run by the Obama holdovers that gave us the failed open-border policies and operations of the past. Until serious changes are made, we will not be able to secure the border with those that refused to embrace the president’s vision on border security.”

Personally, I think that if Mr. Trump isn’t serious about border security, he ought to say so. If he is serious about it, then by all means —let’s take Mr. Chilton’s and Mr. Judd’s advice to heart and build the damn thing,

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23 Responses to “The Mexican Border – a No Man’s Land”

  1. Kid Says:

    Mike Pompeo says none of them will get through….

    If a bunch get through, lookout. We’ll have an invasion that makes a plague of locusts look like a tea party at daycare.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Mustang Says:

      You know that border area better than most; they’ll get through. ☹️

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kid Says:

        That’s my bet.

        Like

  2. jtdorsaneo Says:

    Agreed!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Always On Watch Says:

    Related:

    Mexican Trucking Company, With U.S. License, Identified Moving Central American Caravan.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Mustang Says:

      I’ll just say Ugh so as not to offend the ladies.

      Liked by 1 person

    • the unit Says:

      Load up. 🙂
      https://nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com/2017/05/page/3/

      Liked by 1 person

      • the unit Says:

        Well, nice remembrance and pic, but meant to send this. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Always On Watch Says:

    Congress will not fund the wall.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ed Bonderenka Says:

      Defend America, Defund Congress.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Mustang Says:

      I would be happy with two representatives and two senators from each state … more than that is a clown show.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Kid Says:

      Not unless Mitch McChuckles goes to the 51 majority on everything.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. the unit Says:

    Ok, ok, but like, wasn’t it, Pelosi asked who’d clean our hotel room and tend our lawns without migrants?
    Yes, make them useful.

    🙂

    Liked by 4 people

    • Mustang Says:

      Exactly so … the communist machine works as well as it always has. Love the visual, by the way.

      Liked by 2 people

      • the unit Says:

        Note following ear protection guidelines. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

    • petermac3 Says:

      With the water shortage in California this is the new waterboarding. A useful torture for the Muslims invaders hiding in “the caravan”

      Liked by 3 people

  6. bunkerville Says:

    Nothing in my filter Peter…I have heard of problems.. I had to add a Google id to post at some places.
    All Trump has to do is strafe along the border starting today… rubber bullets today, tomorrow something else. Why waste money on a wall. It seems so simple to me.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ed Bonderenka Says:

      A10 Warthogs with depleted rubber bullets….

      Liked by 1 person

  7. petermac3 Says:

    There’s a better chance that the US will cede back to Mexico our southern border states. There’s a better chance that Obamacare will be overturned by a Republican Congress than a wall going up. Theresa Bette chance that Bubba and Hillary will be in Chappaqua than a Wall going up.
    And when the left’s mob reaches our border the women and children will be moved to the front to face the US military should it actually be deployed.
    P.S. Having changed servers from Safari to Google on my laptop, this comment was not allowed to post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      See above Peter.

      Like

    • Mustang Says:

      At least Safari doesn’t spy on you …

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ed Bonderenka Says:

        That you know of….

        Liked by 1 person

      • Mustang Says:

        Mine doesn’t … it took a loyalty oath. 🙂

        Liked by 2 people


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