Texas Town on High Alert as it Braces for Mexican Cartel Gun Battle

At least 30 residents of El Porvenir, located about four miles from the Texas border town of Fort Hancock, have crossed into the U.S. and asked for political asylum, telling authorities that they fear for their lives. Did they come across with permission or did they cross as illegal immigrants? If we give 30 residents political asylum now then how many more should we allow in illegally?

A tiny Texas community, which is on high alert and preparing for a surge of  illegal immigrants should a street battle break out with another cartel – or if gunmen begin carrying out a threat to start killing the town’s children in El Porvenir. According to Doyle, the cartel posted signs in El Porvenir earlier in the month ordering people in the town of 10,000 “to get out or pay with blood.” He said he was not sure of the deadline that was given. “We have heard anywhere from a week to 40 days”.Since then, Fort Hancock, population 1700, has been in the grip of fear. The school district has seen a rise in the number of enrolled students as families in Mexico send their children to live with relatives on the other side of the border. Where are all the illegal immigrants going to live? Can their relatives afford to keep them WITHOUT getting government aid from us? How long would they be allowed to stay? We are in a recession {On the verge of heading to the next great depression according to Obama} so we CAN NOT take in 10,000 more people that are either unemployed or working here illegally taking jobs from Americans. They already know children are being sent to America to live with relatives illegally. So why are they allowing them to enroll in school?

A former law enforcement officer who lives in Fort Hancock and asked not to be named said the siege of El Porvenir is important because the town straddles one of the oldest, least defended smuggling routes on the Mexican border.

“It is one of the key staging areas for the cartel and has no fences,” he said. “All they do is wait for shift change at the border posts and walk across. There is no obstruction to crossing the border here.” How stupid is our government?!?!  Our government knows about this…….the drug dealers know about this…..even every Mexican that lives in the area knows. Why have they not secured the area?

While the problem has been seething for some time, it has finally gotten attention from both Washington and Austin. Last week Texas Gov. Rick Perry ordered a multiagency task force to the area. Rep. Kay Granger, the area congresswoman, pushed through the sale of three helicopters to the Mexican government to monitor the area. And the local sheriff has shifted patrols to the area in the hopes of stemming any violence that might spread across the border.

**My thoughts below**

It is now time to take up arms to protect the border states. It is clear that our government is not willing or able to protect the United States. It’s now up to the people to protect themselves. Should the people in Fort Hancock, TX live in fear the rest of their lives?

Is this truly what America is going to look like? Are we willing to STAND UP to keep America ours and FREE??

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