Ranchers Say Border Is Not Secure

Ranchers Say Border Is Not SecureABC News – Arizona rancher Jim Chilton patrols five miles of international border, armed with a rifle on his chest and a 6 gun on his belt. Standing near the four-strand barb-wired fence that marks the border, Chilton was asked if he thought the border is secure. His answer: “NO! The border is not secure.”

Chilton, who is a fifth generation rancher, said that as he and his cowboys go about their business in the corrals daily, they hope those crossing for cartel purposes — such as transporting drugs — avoid them. But, just in case, he makes sure to never leave his house unprotected. The rugged back country on his land is a magnet for those crossing illegally. [Read More]