The partial government shutdown is now in its fourth week, with Democratic leadership refusing to meet President Donald Trump’s demands for $5.7 billion to fund the construction of an impenetrable barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border. In the wake of this ongoing fight over the border security, a rancher operating in New Mexico has spoken out to reveal the item that people illegally crossing into our country left on her property.
According to a rancher who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation from dangerous cartels operating along the U.S.-Mexico border, ranchers and farmers on the border have been finding what they believe are Islamic prayer rugs on their properties in recent months.
“There’s a lot of people coming in not just from Mexico,” the rancher said. “People, the general public, just don’t get the terrorist threats of that. That’s what’s really scary. You don’t know what’s coming across. We’ve found prayer rugs out here. It’s unreal. It’s not just Mexican nationals that are coming across.”
The rancher, who lives with her family in a remote, southwestern part of the state, said the discoveries raise questions about how many people who illegally entered the U.S. in Hidalgo County, N.M., traveled thousands of miles from overseas to sneak across the southern border.
She is one of just a few hundred residents of Animas, N.M., a tiny town that sits between the international border and the Border Patrol’s Lordsburg Station, which is 95 miles north of the boundary.
The few hundred residents there have no local police department. They rely on the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Border Patrol to help when they need it, but otherwise count on tips and support from one another because of the 40 miles that separate the community from the county headquarters in Lordsburg. [Source: Washington Examiner]
The rancher’s story was corroborated by Customs and Border Protection’s Arizona region, which released a statement on Wednesday revealing that, in just the past five days, agents had arrested people from seven different countries around the world trying to enter the U.S. illegally.
Those countries included:
- El Salvador
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) January 16, 2019
“What Border Patrol classifies as OTMs [other than Mexicans] has really increased in the last couple years, but drastically within the last six months,” explained the anonymous rancher. “Chinese, Germans, Russians, a lot of Middle Easterners, those Czechoslovakians they caught over on our neighbor’s just last summer.”
This, of course, raises grave concerns about national security. It’s not just the dangerous gang members and drug traffickers from Central America that we have to worry about, but potential extremists from terror hotbeds all around the world who are entering the United States through our porous southern border with Mexico.
“We’ve talked about the thousands — the thousands of terror watchlist individuals who traveled through our hemisphere last year,” commented Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. “To pretend there’s not a danger on an unsecured border, on an open border, is just ridiculous. It belies common sense.”
This rancher’s testimony could not have been better timed, with the fight over border security raging on in Washington, DC. Now, more than ever, we are in need of an impenetrable barrier between the U.S. and Mexico. The Democrats know this, as they have supported border security measures in the past, yet now that President Trump is the one proposing a wall, they will seemingly stop at nothing to stand in his way.
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