A Texas rancher besieged by illegal aliens sneaking across the southern border entreated Vice President Kamala Harris to “do her job.”
Richard Guerra claims illegals routinely bend or rip down sections of the game fences surrounding his 8,000-acre ranch situated one mile north of the border. The rancher claims it can cost him as much as $10,000 per mile to repair the downed fences.
“I’m one of several ranchers here, the property owners, that have been affected by the migration,” Guerra told Fox News. “Basically, the first thing that’s damaged is your fences because they’re trying to access your property.”
During the last 12 months, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents have encountered 2.15 million illegal aliens along the southwest border.
“The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed,” VP Harris said, in a September interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Guerra and other property owners near the Rio Grande River that separates the United States and Mexico expressed frustration.
“It’s a big problem, and it’s not just for us ranchers here along the river,” he told Fox News. “It’s a problem for the whole country.”
The border ranch owner explained he and other South Texas ranchers incur extra financial burdens due to President Joe Biden’s failure to stop illegal immigration.
“He doesn’t seem to accept the fact that we’ve got a problem,” Guerra said, who is “hoping for a change in administration.”
Guerra does not believe taxpayers should have to shoulder financially the burden to help illegals. He also criticized the vice president, whom Biden put in charge of curbing migrant surges. The rancher blasted her for visiting the Korean peninsula’s DMZ last month instead of the U.S. southern border.
“Instead of coming here, she goes to South Korea to watch that border,” Guerra remarked. “What’s that got to do with us?”
The vice president has only journeyed to the southern border once, visiting El Paso in June 2021. Harris attended a Texas Democratic Party fundraiser in Austin Saturday but did not venture closer to the border than that.
“Austin is not the border,” Guerra noted, adding she should travel to the Rio Grande region and “spend some time with us ranchers, farmers or local people that are suffering the consequences” of the border crisis.
“Wake up. Do your job,” the rancher told Fox News. “Get down here and be the person that you’re supposed to be as a [border] czar.”
“Either come down or get out of Dodge,” Guerra concluded.
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