‘My Biggest Concern Is National Security’: AZ Ranchers Advocate for Border Wall


Arizona ranchers Fred and Peggy Davis explained on Fox & Friends what living close to the U.S.-Mexico border without a wall is like.

Ms. Davis said she saw the success of border fencing south of her property but that it’s lacking along most of the nearly 2,000-mile border.

“When that was put up, our problems cut by over 90 percent,” she said Saturday.

The couple explained that they’ve seen vandalism, vehicle thefts and illegal-drug runners across their property over the past four decades.

“My biggest concern, now, is national security,” Ms. Davis added.

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Mr. Davis said that the couple’s home has been broken into as well but that years ago fences halted the majority of those crimes.

“We have friends both east and west of us along the border that are still having all those issues,” he said.

Ms. Davis said that she wants to hear President Trump announce his plans to secure the southern border Saturday afternoon.

Trump tweeted Friday that he’d make a “major announcement” about the “humanitarian crisis” at the border and the government shutdown, which was later delayed to 4:00 p.m.

I will be live from the White House at 4:00 P.M.

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019

“There are soft spots, areas where the illegals just come through at will and go wherever they want to go because they have a free ride through those areas,” Ms. Davis said. “And those areas desperately need to be protected.”

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