Texas Ranchers Fighting Losing Battle With Illegals

An article in Breitbart Texas puts the illegal immigration problem in perspective: Texas Ranchers are fighing a losing battle with the hundreds of illegals that traverse their property on a daily basis. One ranch manager, Ben Binnion, even put up trail cams to show the problem that is wreaking havoc across the property.

The illegals cut the rancher’s fences, leave a ton of garbage, and bypass nearby Border Patrol checkpoints. Democrats don’t care, it’s just another vote for them.

To document the traffic, Binnion installed cameras usually intended for monitoring wild game. Photos depict more than 100 groups crossing the ranch in the first few weeks of August. He frequently posts the images on social media platforms to generally raise awareness.

The migrant groups range from small parties to several dozen in number. The high summer temperatures have contributed to multiple medical emergencies and migrant deaths on the property this summer….

The constant movement of migrants through the ranch is problematic in ways that negatively impact the economic viability of the agricultural operations. While a severe drought made livestock less profitable, damages to fences caused by the constant flow of migrants makes the prospect of a livestock operation nearly impossible. “We have over 40 miles of perimeter ranch fence, if I tried to run livestock on the property right now, 38 miles would need to be replaced,” Binnion said…

Ben says ranch fences are cut or damaged in at least seven locations nightly. The expense to restore fencing to a functional status would cost nearly $600,000, assuming no migrant cuts the fence the next day.

The ranch hosts wild game hunts as a source of income. Those operations have also suffered. Nearly 40 percent of seasonal hunts are impacted by migrants moving between blinds and feeders – spooking game and creating a human hazard for sportsmen. The migrants pose a liability to the ranch should any be accidentally shot during hunts.


screenshot via trail cam Ben Binnion


None of that counts the garbage they leave behind- it has gone from 1 ton every three months to 3 tons per month, increasing the costs for ranchers to clean up the mess. That’s only the garbage they can see- there may be massive amounts in places that are secluded and no one has the time to hunt it down. Texas ranchers can’t afford much more of this crisis.

Is America headed for a recession?

Then there’s the problem of the Texas National Guard locking the gate to a private ranch, and the Biden Administration coming right along and unlocking the same gate into the United States for “processing.”

Yep, it’s a crisis.


H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. She has been writing at Conservative Firing Line since 2013 as well. She is also a published author.

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