Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The body of Rancher Rob Krentz and his dog were found shot to death on his ranch. Krentz, who always was good-natured and willing to help people, had called in that he had found an illegal alien and was assisting him. That was the last that was heard from him before his body was discovered.
Rob Krentz was a lifelong rancher in Southeastern Arizona, 12 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border and 25 miles northeast of the city of Douglas.
He was the father of three children. The ranch has been in his family for three generations, more than 100 years - since 1907, and sits on about 35,000 acres with 1,000 head of cattle. Running a ranch is hard work and with the influx of illegal aliens increasing, Rob was at ground zero of the stampede that is destroying the fragile desert landscape.
The Krentz family has received numerous threats in the past by illegal aliens trespassing on their property. In 2002, the family was physically threatened when one of them stumbled upon a group of 39 illegal aliens.
They were told to get off the land and they made threats. The Border Patrol did catch the illegal aliens after they were called, but we all know that illegal aliens, if deported, come right back across.
In 1999, Krentz and his wife Susan did an interview with PBS when they came around asking about the issue of illegal immigrationand its impacts on the local ranchers. "We've been broken into," Susan Krentz told PBS:
"One time," Rob said "You know, we've personally been broke in once. And they took about $700 worth of stuff. And you know, if they come in and ask for water, I'll still give them water. I - you know, that's just my nature."
In 2003, Congressman Tom Tancredo mentioned the challenges of the border ranchers, and in particular highlighted the the Krentz family's plight.
"In the month of November, 2002, in the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol ... where the Krentz ranch is located, the Border Patrol apprehended 23,000 border crossers," Tancredo wrote. "many people would suggest that the [apprehension] ratio is just about maybe one in five, and that is a very conservative estimate. ... I think it is closer to one in ten".
That means in that sector alone for one month, 8 years ago, the most conservative estimate is that 115,000 illegal aliens crossed the border in that one chunk of land in the Tucson sector. All of the illegals are unknown. Tancredo notes that the Krentz's did mention to him that they called the Border Patrol. In one instance illegal aliens had butchered one of his calves.
In February  ... a calf was butchered by illegal alien trespassers. Two men responsible were caught. They were tried. They were found guilty. They served a total of 51 days in jail. They were also ordered to pay $200 in restitution to the Krentz ranch. The Krentz ranch has not seen a cent of that money; and, of course, our best guess is they will not because these people have been released. They either came back into the population up here in the U.S.A. or returned to Mexico.
6 years after the PBS interview, in 2005, Krentz did an interview with KOLD as the number of illegal aliens exploded.
"We’re being over-run, and it’s costing us lots and lots of money," Krentz said. "We figured it up over the last five years and it’s cost us over $8 million," Krentz said. "Cattle don’t like people walking through, so they move. So, cattle weight loss, destruction of fences, breaking our pipelines, they break them in two and (the pipes) run for two or three days before we find it."
Krentz went on to say that when he was a boy he actually knew the few illegal aliens that came through looking for work, he said it's nothing like that now as hundreds of unknown illegals stream across his land.
Rob Krentz is just one of the many people who live and work along our southern border. A tough, hard working man who was trying to make a living and doing what he loved. Those who support illegal aliens will talk about "_human rights, but where were the "human rights" when it came to Rob Krentz? Where was the government) to protect our border and prevent this from happening, though they've been told time and time again? They didn't protect his property rights, nor his civil rights.
This country failed Robert Krentz, his family and all who work for him. As they have failed countless families all across this country. The number of deaths is estimated to be from 15-25 deaths caused by illegal aliens each day in this country.
It is not known yet whether Krentz was specifically targeted or whether it was just one of the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who come across our border every year who have actual criminal records, but in the end does it matter?
A hard working man was killed on his own land. And all for just trying to help out someone in need. And that is simply outrageous.
Rest in peace Robert Krentz, the country will surely miss a great and kind man like you.
Credit for this story goes to Dan "Digger" Amato. To continue to monitor this story, visit back here or click on www.diggersrealm.com/mt/archives/003355.html
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
After a long day at work, I thought I would sit down in front of the boob tube to relax before going to sleep.
So I start running through the Guide and saw something called "The Senator's Bargain" on HBO. And since politics is my thing, I decided to take a look.
Outrageous! It was nothing less than an hour and a half political commercial on behalf of amnesty for illegal aliens, thinly disgusied as a documentary starring Ted Kennedy and other champions of immigration reform.
If there were ever any doubt that the extreme Left has begun its campaign to make amnesty for illegal aliens the next big push for the Obama Administration, this should be your wake-up call!
And speaking of calling, why not give a call to HBO and tell them to take that crap off the air or give equal time to immigration control groups like U.S. Border Control to document our side of the story.
Whether you are thrilled or furious about the passage of President Obama's Health Care legislation, you are probably aware and concerned about some of the deals the President had to make with Congressmen in order to buy the votes necessary to pass his bill.
The one that has us worried was his meeting, just days before the House vote, with Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Democrat from Illinois. Apparently, Obama bought Guiterrez' vote by promising to put immigration "reform" on a fast track. And, unlike most of the empty promises politicians make, the promises made in exchange for a vote are never broken.
That means that in the weeks and months ahead, you and I can expect a lot of activity, which is why we have to get prepared now. If you have not already signed up to receive U.S. Border Control's Action Alerts that assist you in sending email letters to your Representative and Senators, you need to do it right now by clicking HERE.
Unlike other organizations who constantly fill people's email boxes with constant streams of useless information, we send out emails only when it is time to act and when your email to your Representative can truly make a difference. And if you decide you don't want to receive our alerts, there's a button at the bottom of every alert, that instantly and permanently removes your name from our files. We respect your privacy and would never dream of selling or renting your name. That's been our credo at U.S. Border Control for more than 22 years.
Here's what's going on right now: Amnesty is going to be the next big battle in Congress. But in this battle, the Republicans won't be united in their opposition for amnesty like they were for health care.
As you may recall, under President Bush, more than 50% of the Republicans were on the wrong side of the issue -- and we had to beat them up pretty badly before they found the courage to oppose their party's leadership and vote against amnesty.
Our job, yours and mine, is to expose what is in the new amnesty legislation; rally the Republicans against it; rally the blue dog Democrats (the good guys) against it; and get our friends and neighbors to join us in this effort.
If we can do this, we can stop amnesty once again. But if we fail, 30-40 million illegal aliens will get amnesty; become instant citizens; and climb on board President Obama's big new gravy train, complete with healthcare, welfare and all the trimmings -- that you and I will pay for the rest of our lives!
And if that happens, America really is sunk!
This letter is just a head's up for what is coming and a request that you forward this email to your friends, neighbors, relatives and whatever kind of social networks you may be on (Facebook, etc...) so they can add their voices to this effort to save our language, culture and American heritage for our children and their children. We owe it to them.
Working together, I know we can stop this push for amnesty. Thanks again for your support for our work.
Edward I. Nelson
U.S. Border Control
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Posted by Edward I Nelson at 1:01 PM