Ariz. ranchers asking for more border security
Published: January 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm
A group of southern Arizona ranchers visited the state Legislature in Phoenix Thursday to explain to lawmakers how dire the situation is on their properties and to ask that something be done.
Rancher Dan Bell told lawmakers that while tending his herd he’s found the bodies of illegal immigrants on his southeastern Arizona cattle ranch.
Bell says he’s also come face to face with dangerous drug smugglers, and a Border Patrol agent was killed in December about 5 miles from his home.
In response, a Senate committee voted 6-1 in favor of a bill supporting the ranchers’ plan to “restore our border,” also known as ROB’s plan after rancher Robert Krentz, whom authorities believe was killed by an illegal immigrant on his land last year.
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