Ruperto Escobar, a 75 year-old, seventh-generation Texas farmer, is offering to donate property to the federal government where it can build a border wall, because he has suffered a lifetime of harm due to illegal immigration.
“The problem there right now is primarily drug trafficking. The Illegal immigrants traveling through there are not so prominent, anymore, like they used to be,” Escobar told Fox News in an interview on Wednesday.
In his 75 years living on the border, he has “seen everything,” Escobar said. Currently, Escobar explained, illegal aliens in vehicles packed with drugs are routinely driving at “high velocity” across his property – often with police in hot pursuit:
- “But, I have lived there 75 years, Steve, and let me tell you: I have seen everything happen there. Right now, I must access the river, because I have a pumping site. And I have good, workable road to the river and you ought to see the amount of traffic that happens primary going back towards the river.
- “People that get caught, vehicles full of drugs, and they speed back toward the river at a very high velocity past my house – a whole slew of police after them. Then, these individuals park their loaded Suburbans, things like that, right by the bank of the Rio Grande, jump in the water, off they go. They leave everything there. That happens quite often.”
Asked to respond to House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) claim that a border wall is “immoral,” Escobar said that it’s actually the havoc wreaked by illegal aliens on his property that’s immoral:
- “I say ma’am, I don’t know where you get your facts but from what we have endured, my lifetime, which is about 75 years now of seeing the number of illegals coming across here trampling over our fences the drug dealers tearing down our gates. That is immoral. And, we’re tired of it. We need that wall.”