(Independent Journal Review) -- What was once a tranquil, pristine cattle ranch of 10,000 acres near the U.S./Mexican border is in serious trouble. The Davis cattle ranch – in our family since 1867 – has been overwhelmed by a constant flow of illegal alien border crossings and people who are turning the land into a very stressful, sometimes dangerous place to live.
Thousands of illegal border crossers who are encouraged to enter the U.S. due to lax enforcement policies and various amnesty programs are threatening our way of life and inflicting great damage to our borderlands.
In the 1970s, there were only a few illegal crossers each year. By the 1990s and today, daily illegal crossings easily number in the hundreds. In addition, the attitudes of the illegal aliens entering our country have shifted dramatically over the years and not in a good way. Some illegal aliens crossing over our ranch are much more confrontational now. A few have been aggressive, even threatening to my family.
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