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    Posted June 27, 2014 by
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    Drug War and Immigration Collide

     

    Living in the Rio Grande Valley the past 27 years has been virtually quiet with occasional violence that happens just about everywhere in the world. No biggy, right? However, the last 3-4 years it has been slowly escalating with the drug war looming just a few steps away from us across the mighty Rio Grande River in Reynosa, Mexico. Add to that deadly mix and what we are seeing is an influx of thousands of women and children crossing over illegally (with the help of unscrupulous coyotes and who knows who else) and it's chaos. A humanitarian plea for help at this point.

     

    Business is not business as usual anymore! Each morning and throughout the day Border Patrol and DPS helicopters can be seen and heard overhead checking for either drug smugglers, human stash houses, or illegal immigrants pouring over into this area.

     

    Front page newspaper headlines each morning gives an account of what happened the night before...agents on chases, 60-80 people stashed in little houses (some in affluent neighborhoods), rapes, murders, mass immigrant graves in Falfurrias, Tx.

     

    What used to be played down in the media is beginning to look exactly like it should have been reported all along. THERE IS A HUGE PROBLEM DOWN HERE!

     

    Fighting a war in Iraq is not what we are needing to fight down here......PLEASE someone send more help to secure our border and give us peace in what once was a very peaceful, tropical place to raise a family and own a business.

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