The governor of New Mexico did a tour of the southern border with Mexico. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visited one of the safest spots on the border, carefully not going to the west, where the real crises is.
Since October, the Border Patrol caught groups of 100 or more illegals no less than 26 times. The border is wide open there and residents of the unincorporated community of Hachita live in fear.
They hear voices, see large groups of illegals and one woman said that she saw a group of armed men in camouflage.
“I haven’t seen anything to indicate that we have an emerging crisis here at the border.”
She might have had a different perspective had she gone farther west in the state.
Residents of the unincorporated community of Hachita, in the southwest corner of New Mexico, live with the realities of the border crisis every day. As the last vestige of civilization before Highway 81 ends at a border entry point, the town has become a hub for illegal immigration.
Every noise now has the potential to leave residents on edge. Some even hear people talking outside of their houses, a terrifying prospect in such a remote area.
“I’ve heard stuff and it makes me wonder. I don’t want to look outside, because you never what’s outside your window,” retiree Bonnie Denzler told the Tribune. “It’s really disconcerting because you don’t know what’s going on.”
She also has a pointed message for the governor.
“She needs to come down here to this area — to see how wide open it is and how easy it is for people to jump the fence. People need to see what’s down here and that it’s not as safe as they’re spouting it is,” Denzler said.
The border crossing in New Mexico appears to be relatively easy, prompting groups of over 100 to make the trek. More than 26 of these groups have been apprehended since last October