James T. Harris of 104.1 KQTH, told the Arizona Daily Independent that his hashtag activism is going viral because, “People can see through it and they are still uncomfortable expressing the fact that these kids need to go home because they are not our responsibility.”
In the photo that has gone viral, Harris mocks the First Lady’s hashtag activism by standing in front of the Border Patrol facility in Nogales, Arizona while holding a piece of paper that says “#Sendthemback.”
Currently at the Nogales, Arizona border patrol facility hundreds of illegal children from Central America are being housed there.
His photo has been shared nearly 700 times in the last 24 hours on his Facebook page, and has earned 2,136 likes on the Five on Fox Facebook page by 5.p.m. on Monday.
“We went off-roading along the (border) fence outside of Nogales,” Harris said of his excursion to Nogales, “It was really revealing. We bumped into a couple of Border Patrol agents and my friend asked them, ‘if we were stopped,’ and he said, “No but what are you doing here? This is government controlled area.’ My friend said, ‘What do you mean by government control?’
“The border control agent looked at us and said, ‘Well that means if you go back there, people are going to look at you funny.’ My friend then said, ‘who is going to look at us funny?’
And finally Border Control said, ‘Border Patrol.’
My friend said, “okay.” And we continued on our way into Government controlled territory. Why the intimidation? Why the government controlled area? What are they patrolling… is this America?’
“We drove further in and saw a lot of border patrol back there,” said Harris. “We saw at least 3 squads in 1 mile to 2 mile radius and they were protecting(?) this large facility. It seemed odd ”
Harris’s interview with Arizona Daily Independent focused on his experience on the border and his views on the reality of what is occurring with the administration and this crisis.
“My friend who is a businessman was surprised because he did not know that the illegal children were housed on Border Patrol property. He just thought it was a warehouse in the Nogales area… And because he’s in the food service business he understood instantly the magnitude of the operation it would take to set this up and feed people; feeding children, three times a day.” Harris added, “He realized that this was not something that they threw together, but this had to be part of a plan for a while because of the logistics to get everything in place and keep it maintained.”
Harris believes this facility wasn’t a spontaneous creation, but planned and organized for this exact operation saying, “It occurred to me that this was highly organized and had been in the works for months. We’ve seen FEMA work in emergency situations and we’ve seen how much of a fubar it is… Think Katrina and other Hurricane Sandy. But you aren’t seeing those fubar’s here because they have had enough time to set it up.”