Rancher Jim Chilton Has To Police The Border Himself

Arizona rancher Jim Chilton speaks at American Farm Bureau Federation Convention Monday, Jan. 14, at invitation of President Donald J. Trump.

Jim and Sue Chilton own a ranch in southern Arizona just south of the town of Arivaca. Their southern ranch boundary is the Mexican border which is guarded by a barbed-wire fence which 80-year old Jim Chilton can cross with ease as do smugglers and illegal immigrants.

Watch this eleven minute video as Jim and Sue tell their story:

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  1. Just to be clear: I have been to the border. I have stepped over the barbed wire fence and big jacks-like barriers that prevent drivers from coming across but foot traffic is easy. I have stopped and spoken to border patrol driving that dirt road next the the flimsey metal fencing with holes cut at the bottom for illegals to crawl through. Two BP were on night shift at the San Pedro river crossing but they are out-numbered and can only watch as streams of illegals come across.

    • Outnumbered? Yet, they are all over the paved roads driving back and forth, and manning temporary checkpoints all day (which they close at night). What if most of those same hundreds/thousands of agents were on night shift (when the crossings happen) sitting at high points along the rural border and actually stopping crossers? What if they weren’t driving shiny white vehicles covered in chrome, so that they can be seen from miles away? Until these agents are used intelligently, we will never have a border.

  2. If Arizonans took the time to drive the dirt roads along the border in any rural area, they’d find there is no border patrol to be seen. If you drive enough miles on those rough roads you *might* pass one vehicle on patrol, but only in daylight. At night, the border is wide open. Meanwhile, the blacktop roads and small towns all over southern Arizona are filled with BP vehicles. Check them out; white vehicles, all shiny and clean because they don’t take them anywhere near the rural stretches of border.
    The BP tactic is simply to be visible to citizens, so that we are fooled into thinking they are guarding the border when in fact they are simply showing us a dog and pony show. The backpacks of meth and fentanyl cross anywhere in the wild stretches of the border, and they do so at night with no fear at all of encountering the border patrol. If you doubt that drive a stretch of dirt road border in the wild country, or just look closely at the next dozen BP vehicles that you pass on the paved roads. Are they dirty? Are the wheel wells full of mud? No. Of course not, because those vehicles and them agents in them are not doing their job. Most of them would probably like to do their job, but is simply another institutionalized bureaucracy.
    The Border Patrol should be transferred to the border, with 2/3rds of the force working at night with night vision goggles and eyes on every mile of that border. Do the math, there are enough BP agents to do exactly that. Every BP vehicle and every camera tower you see on the paved stretches of road is a waste of taxpayer money.

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