Slow Newsday in South Texas

Well I never heard of the landowner being blamed for illegals going across their land heading northward.

Down here, wetbacks have been a way of life for as far back as I can remember. Many drown in the Rio Grande. Those bodies wash up on either side.

Those fortunate enough to make it across the river (depends on your perspective) without getting caught, have a very long and difficult walk ahead of them.

The elements in south Texas are harsh; more so in the summer, but there is little water except for the Rio Grande, and the wetbacks leave that behind. As far as I know, there are no running creeks for a hundred miles traveling north.

What land is not in town south of Falfurrias, is ranchland.

Ranchland is little more than scrub mesquite and cactus, and other prickly spiny plants that will tear anyone a new one. Sandy soil also makes traversing through it extremely difficult.

I was talking to a guy who has a hunting lease on a ranch west of Falfurrias. There is a cabin there that they have  iron bars bolted over the windows and doors, and several deadbolts and padlocks locking the doors. Several times a year, he says they have to replace all locks because the wetbacks break into the cabin looking for food and shelter. He said they no longer leave any food there, and no longer leave any furniture. They bring with them and take with them what they need each trip.

I guess I’m a cold hearted sonofabitch because I don’t see how in hell anyone can blame the landowners for dead wetbacks on their property.

” we reported how a Honduran woman went missing on private ranch land in Brooks County. Human rights activist Eddie Canales said the woman is one of hundreds who die in the brush.

I have a question: how did they know an illegal Honduran slipped through anyway?

The sad truth is that the majority of the hispanic folks that live down here, have relatives across the river.

Just what the country needs: more hispanics with attitude.

Ship those assholes to Chicago. Let ’em go toe to toe with knee-grows.

This article states that the Laredo border crossing has a huge influx of Cubans, even though it’s closer through McAllen or Mission crossings. At least if they get to Laredo, they don’t have to cross a  hundred miles of desert.

But then, Laredo is certainly not a gem of a city either.