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As part of an ongoing investigation into the critical security issues created by the famously porous southern border, Judicial Watch visited frustrated ranchers and residents in Sierra Vista, a Cochise County town located 75 miles southeast of Tucson with a population of around 44,000.

The town sits in the picturesque Sonoran Desert and is surrounded by the scenic Huachuca Mountains. Illegal immigrants and drug smugglers are devastating the area and many longtime residents live in fear. Some are too scared to enjoy a simple pastime—horseback riding on their own land. “I can’t guarantee there’s not a dead body somewhere in my ranch right now,” said Ladd pointing to his property as he stood in front of the U.S. government’s border fence, an area known as the “shit ditch” because illegal immigrants use it as a toilet and trash can.

He estimates that around 70% of the traffic that comes through his ranch is human smuggling and 30% is drug smuggling. In the last three years most of the illegal border crossers have been central American, Ladd said. The veteran rancher first became concerned with the unprotected border decades ago because sick Mexican cows threatened his herd.

On a hill adjacent to Ladd’s ranch stands an imposing camera tower that could never capture illegal border crossers because its view is completely blocked by a sea of lush trees below. The government spent $1.3 million on the useless equipment and never bothered to study the terrain’s impact on the technology.

Another troubled property owner, John Guerrero, took Judicial Watch on a nighttime tour of a nearby smuggling route that is inexplicably unprotected. The dirt road runs through the Coronado National Forest and Guerrero, a retired U.S. Army Ranger and intelligence officer who served in Iraq and Somalia, has felt the impact of the government’s failure to adequately guard it.

Five strands of barb wire serve as the physical boundary between the U.S. and Mexico in a remote portion of the park, which is closed to the public at night and is heavily transited by drug and human smugglers. Illegal immigration has had such a devastating impact on the area that Guerrero wrote a book offering detailed anecdotes of what he and his family endure because they live near the Mexican border. This includes drugs and illegal immigrants piling into vehicles on the road adjacent to his four-acre property and ultralight aircraft flying near his rooftop, just above the trees, en route to make a drug drop. “Local residents are increasingly fearful,” Guerrero said.

The event that has most impacted Guerrero occurred when smugglers burned down a beloved chapel, Our Lady of the Sierras, situated on a hill across the road from his home. A 75-foot Celtic cross outside the chapel remains lit through the night and serves as a navigational tool for smugglers and the grounds are regularly used to transfer drugs.

In 2011, illegal immigrant smugglers started the fire along the border to escape the Border Patrol during a pursuit. Besides the chapel, which has since been rebuilt, the fire destroyed nearly 30,000 acres and dozens of homes. Guerrero and his family were forced to evacuate. Widespread media coverage omitted that illegal immigrants were responsible for the fire, but a local news station finally reported that the Cochise County Sheriff confirmed the fire started 200 yards north of the Mexican border in an area known as Smuggler’s Gulch. “There was absolutely no mention by the federal government as to the true origin of the fire,” Guerrero said.

The problem is so rampant that Ladd often sees smuggling spotters from his property on the nearby mountains in the Mexican side. “They’re right there every day,” he said. “They live in camps and have solar generators. Their job is to look out.” Residents in Sierra Vista feel no one is looking out for them.
 

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An onslaught of left-wing celebrities threatened to move to Canada during the 2016 presidential election if Donald J. Trump happened to ascend to the highest office in the land. Much of the liberal backlash against the future commander-in-chief stemmed from what some claimed was his "racist" anti-illegal immigration rhetoric. President Trump’s promise to secure America's border was deemed nativist, isolationist, and just plain mean. Canada seemed like their only hope for tolerance. But, now Trump is president. His immigration policies are being enforced. And this has the Canadian government telling illegal aliens that are looking to venture to the Great White North, "Don’t come here illegally, folks. It’s against the law."

so ... does that make Trudeau as "racist" as President Trump? hmm.gif
 

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That Merkel ... she sure showed us the German superiority on refugees and immigration
14 year old raped and killed by a refugee who fled the country before her body was found


“People feel that the state has lost control,” the head of one of Germany’s police unions told the NYT. “There are thousands of people in the country and we don’t know who they are. That is an enormous security risk.”

Now German police are turning on Merkel’s government over the policy and even mainstream media sources in Germany have proclaimed that the murders could have been prevented had Germany simply checked before admitting thousands of “refugees” from Middle Eastern countries.

“If he had been deported, she would still be alive.”

I'm pretty sure that's how Kate Steinle's father feels!
this is all we've been saying all along, we MUST know WHO we let in our countries!
 

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The policies about placing unaccompanied minors with sponsors and separating children from their families were in place during the Obama administration. They go back to the administration of President George W. Bush.

In 2016, when Barack Obama was president, a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee released a report that said department officials failed to establish procedures that protected unaccompanied minors. Per that report, children were placed with traffickers who forced them to work on egg farms in Marion, Ohio.

Trump administration officials said it's time to change the laws to ensure for quicker, safer and more humane deportation policies that allow families to stay together and face deportation together.

To do so, Congress needs to pass laws to increase the number of immigration detention centers, so families can be incarcerated together as they await deportation.

"Every single problem we're talking about solving ... (is) made enormously easier to solve in a humane fashion if the actual migrant crisis on the border is solved," he said.
 

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The policies about placing unaccompanied minors with sponsors and separating children from their families were in place during the Obama administration. They go back to the administration of President George W. Bush.

In 2016, when Barack Obama was president, a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee released a report that said department officials failed to establish procedures that protected unaccompanied minors. Per that report, children were placed with traffickers who forced them to work on egg farms in Marion, Ohio.

Trump administration officials said it's time to change the laws to ensure for quicker, safer and more humane deportation policies that allow families to stay together and face deportation together.

To do so, Congress needs to pass laws to increase the number of immigration detention centers, so families can be incarcerated together as they await deportation.

"Every single problem we're talking about solving ... (is) made enormously easier to solve in a humane fashion if the actual migrant crisis on the border is solved," he said.
all the photos circulating the social sites and LSM were all taken during obama era
if people dont want to be separated from their kids..stay the fuck in your own country or enter legally
the left have lost all credibility...they just cant see it with their heads stuck up their asses
 

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to be perfectly honest, I don't care that they're separating children from their parents at the border
and as cold as that sounds, there's reason behind it


where's the outcry for the American children killed by illegals? do I believe there would have been tears shed had my grandkids been killed the day an illegal ran a red light and barreled into the truck they were riding in? no, I don't
well, that's not true, one man in power would've shed tears, and he's being painted as having no compassion, when actually, it's compassion that motivates him


these recent outcries of child abuse by the Trump administration are selective outrage, the worst kind
they're putting staged pics of kids in cages, but where were they when Obama really was putting them in cages?
they want families kept together, but don't want to pass legislation to help make that happen
they assume every adult that crosses the border with a child is a family unit, they caught a known MS-13 gang member with a 1 y/o
do you have any idea how much a 1 year old is worth on the black market?
we don't even know how many children we let loose in this country with people who's intent is to hurt them


the children are not in concentration camps, while I wouldn't call them summer camps either, probably the most accurate description is boarding school, they're fed, clothed, given health care, have school, get play time, and don't sleep on the floor
they live in better conditions than those they came from, and they live in better conditions than American children below the poverty level
the adults in their lives thought nothing of dragging them for thousands of miles, through dangerous terrain, and yet those trying to make sure they don't end up in a dangerous situation are being accused of abuse


the answer is simple: if Congress doesn't like the laws, they're the only ones with the power to change them!
 

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The Republicans can write all the bills they want but nothing will pass unless some Democrats also come on board, which they are not allowed to do. Therefore nothing will get passed by Congress and nothing will change. The Dems only want to play the heartstrings of voters for the coming election......again, no solutions, just criticism.
IMO we should stop ALL immigration until this dysfunctional government can fix the problem.
Personally I am fed up with our government on both sides of the aisle.

I can't believe Schumer offering his pen to Trump to fix this.....what an asshole!
 

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I like it! shut that border down! give us a chance to clear the backlog


I expect President Trump to stand his ground, and continue to *try to* get Congress to do it's job, we wouldn't be here if the courts hadn't stepped in on the DACA issue, Congress would've had to pass a bill to save them, they would've had to fix immigration, which was the whole point of ending DACA, to make it LEGAL
 

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Also stop and think about it. Why the mass media outrage about this 20-30 year old issue?
The IG report and the change by some to be willing to testify against the "Swamp people" is waiting to take center stage.
If the Dems and the media can stir up a huge dust storm, it might just hide the shit storm that is in the wings.
It has happened repeatedly. Just like in Oz, everything is being manipulated by the Clintons, Pelosi, Waters, etc. to protect themselves!
 

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so now he's signed an executive order, and they're still not happy ... proof it's not about the children, it's about something to smack President Trump with, folks were all up in arms about these kids, but I haven't heard a single one offer a solution, complaining without providing solutions is whining
 

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a threat was made to kidnap Barron Trump ... do people not understand this is a federal offense? you cannot threaten the First Family
and none of this is that child's fault!
 

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"Just to be clear, separating children from parents is inhumane, and keeping children with parents is inhumane. Which means the only humane solution is release. Which is the entire agenda."

they want the President to give the green light to release families into the country, never to be seen or heard from again, likely to end up with stolen or forged documents, illegal social security numbers, and on government assistance
only about 3% of those given a court date and released ever bother to show up for court
they don't want us asking for proof of citizenship to vote, they don't want us asking if you're a citizen on the census, we're just supposed to accept that this is the way it is, and we're not to wonder why
 
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a threat was made to kidnap Barron Trump ... do people not understand this is a federal offense? you cannot threaten the First Family
and none of this is that child's fault!
Your talking about Peter Fonda's tweet I assume that was definetly not something he should of said
I don't think NONE of this is those children's fault either.. why don't they just reunite them with their
parents in their country... even Melania doesn't approve of it she's there now and I know Ivanka doesn't
approve of it either, them being mothers and having their children ripped from their arms, we as American's
have always defended other countries, our service men go to other countries to protect those in harms way
from war and destruction Why don't we Stop doing that then and bring our troops home and everyone stay
where they came from then maybe we can have peace and love in this world.
 

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I love that thought! 1high5.gif
I think that's what they should do, if we can't process them in the 20 days we're allowed to keep children, send 'em all back with a notice to try again later
but that's not what they're doing, they're supposed to present themselves at a port of entry for asylum
but some people think they don't have to do it the legal way, so they cross illegally

and most of the kids are unaccompanied minors, kids as young as 3 have been found wandering our side of the border, no adult in sight

  • Fact of the matter is that it’s illegal to cross the border. When they checked out of their hotels and decided not to go to a port of entry, they crossed the border with their child into the United States. And they were arrested.
  • When we arrest and book an adult, we don’t bring their kids with them. The adult has violated the law, and we’re not holding the child responsible for that. To address that situation, the adult goes to one place; and the child goes to another.
  • That’s what happens with the criminal justice. Parents are separated from their children every day when they commit crimes. We’ve seen the kids crying on their doorsteps when we’re taking their parents to jail for breaking the law.
  • Even if these families hadn’t been taken into custody near the border, we ultimately would’ve come in to contact with them eventually; and they would have been arrested and put into deportation proceedings, just at a later date. That’s the risk they take when they come into the country illegally.
  • This is the first time we're seeing advocates for immigration talk about violators of the law being brave people. I can’t square that up.
  • The law is clear. How could the President say “we’re not going to enforce that law” no matter what the downstream consequences are? Our understanding is that the President probably doesn’t have that discretion. And if he does, why are we even passing these laws in the first place?
 

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Most voters blame the parents of the separated children at the border for the latest illegal immigration crisis, not the federal government.

When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United States illegally, 54% of Likely U.S. Voters say the parents are more to blame for breaking the law. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 35% believe the federal government *is to blame*.

To help understand the current political debate over the children issue, a closer look shows that 82% of Republicans and 56% of voters not affiliated with either major political party feel the parents are more to blame for breaking the law. But 60% of Democrats say the government is more to blame for enforcing the law.