The Epoch Times has highlighted several Americans who live at the southern border and got their first-hand account of what it’s like to live where the illegal action is. One of the women interviewed is an immigrant herself who came to the U.S. legally from Britain in 1946. She has lived near the Rio Grande ever since.
Pamela Taylor, 89, is known by Border Patrol agents because illegal immigrants must pass by her home to get to the fence. Though Taylor obeys the laws and never harbors the lawbreakers or allow them phone calls, she does leave stocked coolers of water outside for any who need them, including the agents. She’s also been known to hand out food to the agents and to illegal families crossing. Taylor has also found illegals using her home for showers and food without her permission. However, Border agents are close enough that when they hear her dogs barking, they know there’s trouble.
But putting her care for her fellow man aside, Taylor said she’s pretty upset by the attitude she sees among aliens who cross into America illegally.
“Once they cross that river, they have broken the law,” she said. “When I came to America, they told me to walk the fine line, that if I did anything, I would be sent back. So they’ve already broken the law.”
“I’m a naturalized citizen, and I believe that when you come into another person’s home, which is America, you come with your hat in your hand. You adjust.
“Right now, what irritates the heck out of me is so many people that are here illegally are demonstrating and saying, ‘We want an education, we deserve an education.’
“I don’t think you should come into the country and say, ‘Look, you’re going to do what I want you to do. I disregard your laws and regulations.’ That’s not the way it works.”
In Taylor’s opinion, another fence isn’t going to do anything because the one that’s near her property “didn’t work.” She erected a sign in 2007 that reads, “We’re part of America. Wee need representation and protection, not a fence.”
The report notes that since President Trump was sworn in, Taylor hardly sees anyone crossing anymore, “a reflection of the 66 percent drop that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported from December through May.” However, a new problem is arising.
“Our biggest problem right now is the dope,” said Taylor. “They’re saying that the cartel used to get paid for letting the people come across. Not as many are coming across and the money is not there, so they have to make it up by sending dope over.”