Texas Sheriff: Groups of Armed Illegal Immigrants in His County

Larry Spence, who has been sheriff of Willacy County in South Texas for 29 years, said that farmers there have reported seeing gangs of armed men in their fields.

In an interview with MailOnline (the website of Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper), Spence said ranchers as far as 25 miles north of the border have reported groups of men in military fatigues and armed with rifles walking single file across their land. The men are believed to be illegal immigrants.

“About three or four months ago we had an individual who saw people walking through farm property in military fatigues, with backpacks,” Spence told MailOnline, adding,

 He went out and asked them, “Who are you?” [and] they said, “What’s it to you?” He said he owned the property and they said, “Well you better get out of here.” Sensibly he left and called us, but by the time we got out there, they were gone.

We’ve had people say they’ve seen groups going through the fields in single file, with rifles as well.

FK – Sounds like it may be time to ‘shoot, shovel and shut up.’

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