Thank you Kari Wade for speaking out and supporting our President!
According to Kari’s Facebook post and an exclusive story published over at the Western Journal, Kari is a rancher just 50-miles away from the U.S./Mexican border.
And she says there is most definitely a border crisis!
Take a look at this recent Facebook post:
Just read a comment on another friends post and the comment said, “Where’s the fire?”...as in reference to building the wall/more technology on the border states. Let me tell you where the fire is: The “fire” is finding dead bodies on your ranch, the “fire” is finding domestic pig ears in your drinkers when there isn’t a domestic pig for 25 miles, the “fire” is waking up to unknown people talking in your attic, the “fire” is dogs barking all night when your closest neighbor is 7-25 miles depending on the direction to just realize there are people outside your barn, the “fire” is having to come home after dark and have to carry a rifle to go feed your livestock after BP tells you that they only caught 9 of the 15 they are looking for. The “fire” is making a choice...do I take my child with me to a dark barn to feed and hold the flashlight or lock him in the house, so you lock him in the house and call a friend to let them know he’s home alone and if they don’t hear back from me to come check on us. The “fire” is you don’t feel comfortable letting your child play outside without being in eyeshot of them. The “fire” is having large drug busts on your ranch. The “fire” is feeling sick to your stomach every time the helicopter swirls your house because you know they are chasing people because you can hear them on the speaker talking to them. The “fire” is seeing the BP camera set-up 1/2 mile from your house. The “fire” is coming home after dark...your children are driving in front of you as one is of age to drive, and there are officers on your road watching illegals 1/4-1/2 mile from your house and you have to call your children and tell them to keep driving, don’t stop at the house. The “fire” is coming home to your backdoor wide open. The “fire” is real for me, my family, and my community.#fire
Here's more on the situation, from our friends over at the Western Journal:
The urgency to have a wall built at the border may not seem like a crisis for some, but for those living close to the border, the crisis is all too real.
One such person is Kari Wade, who, with her family, owns a ranch just 50 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.
The border rancher recently responded to a Facebook comment when someone asked, “Where’s the fire” in regards to the urgency of President Trump to build the wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Her response to the comment has now gone viral.
Wade responded to the comment with her own post saying, “Let me tell you where the fire is: The ‘fire’ is finding dead bodies on your ranch.”
“The ‘fire’ is having to come home after dark and have to carry a rifle to go feed your livestock after BP tells you that they only caught 9 of the 15 they are looking for,” she added.
She goes on to give several other examples of how illegal immigration has impacted her and her family while living close to the border.
Wade ended the post saying, “The ‘fire’ is real for me, my family, and my community.”
When asked why she felt the need to write the post, Wade told The Western Journal, “My reaction was written out of a feeling of frustration and aggravation as a parent, landowner and United States tax-paying citizen.”
“My husband and I generally keep pretty quiet about what happens on our ranch because until recently, dealing with illegal immigration and drug smuggling was just ‘part of the territory,’” she said.
Wade went on to add that there comes a point when one has to say “enough is enough.”
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The feedback to her post has been overwhelmingly positive, according to Wade.
“I have received messages from people all over the United States saying they support and pray for our family and everyone here on the border including the illegal immigrants who are coming over,” she said.
Wade said that the support she has received from the post has “truly lifted my spirits and helped me realize that we have a lot of support coming from all over our country.”
When asked if she agrees with Trump that there’s a crisis on the border, Wade said, “Absolutely.”
She told The Western Journal, “Over the past 3 months there has been a huge difference in the amount of activity we have seen on our ranch compared to last year at this time. We have always had illegal immigration and drug smuggling, but lately it seems like it has increased and according to CBP statistics it has increased by a tremendous amount.”
“If you look up the definition of crisis it states: a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger. It also states: a time when a difficult or important decision must be made,” Wade added.
Wade recounted one example of when U.S. citizen was denied medical care from a clinic because the clinic “had to tend to a large group of illegals coming through who requested medical assistance.”
“What about an American citizen, do we not take precedence?” she said. “This may not be a crisis to someone who lives in a high-rise in a city, but it is a crisis here in our small county with limited resources.”
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