Dr. Mike ‘Doc’ Vickers of Brooks County, Texas recently gained some fame when he shared the pictures of dead illegal immigrants that he’s been taking for the past several years.
Dr. Vickers took part in a new documentary being produced about our border crisis — and he did not hold back when sharing what he’s seen on our southern border.
Vickers, 64, told MailOnline on Wednesday that since 2012 his organization, the Texas Border Volunteers, has counted 259 dead bodies in his native Brooks County alone, including those of children.
‘And we’re probably only finding 20 per cent of them. A lot of people die out here.’
‘We find a hell of a lot of women,’ he said. ‘Three of the last ones who have died on my ranch have been women. We found a dead 12-year-old boy on my neighbor’s property.’
Some have the good fortune to find Vickers and his crew.
‘We’ve rescued some small children, quite a few,’ Vickers recalled. ‘One boy, 11 years old, was left behind 8 or 9 miles off the highway. He had no idea where he was.’ The border volunteers gave him water and arranged for U.S. Border Patrol agents to pick him up.
‘I’ve seen families out in my front yard under a tree,’ he said, ‘with little bitty toddlers with them.’
Dr. Vickers is a small time rancher, a local veterinarian and an international humanitarian. For years now he has worked with his group, the Texas Border Volunteers, to patrol the border with Mexico. Yes they are armed citizens, and yes many of them don’t believe that illegal immigrants should be allowed refuge in the United States… even so, the group has never fired a single shot in all the years they’ve been patrolling. The Texas Border Volunteers save lives – even if liberals like to pretend that groups like theirs are hateful bigots. The fact is the Volunteers save more lives each day than liberal illegal immigration activists do in a lifetime.
When Dr. Vickers is asked about what percentage of the death are homicides he is quick to answer.
‘The fact is, they’re all homicides,’ Vickers said.
The immigrants being brought in by coyotes are often left in the terribly harsh conditions with no way of surviving on their own. Hundreds of dead have been found but it is very likely that thousands of dead are never found. In the extreme temperatures with all of the local scavenging wildlife, dead bodies can decompose and disappear in just a few days.
Dr. Vickers and many of his fellow Texans who live their lives along the border lay the ultimate blame for all of these deaths at the feet of President Obama.
He also championed a bill called the DREAM Act – failed legislation that aimed to offer those immigrants permanent residency if they graduated from high school.
‘When Obama started talking about the DREAM Act, and this and that about the DREAMers, I mean it was like, overnight we started seeing hordes of these teenagers coming in from Central America,’ Vickers told MailOnline. ‘I’ve got pictures of them.’
‘I mean, big groups – 20, 30, 40 at a time. We were encountering them and getting Border Patrol to pick them up. And right off the bat they’d tell us, “Hey, we’re going to be able to go free. Mr. Obama is going to let us stay. He said we could come.’
‘He started talking about the DREAM Act and all of that stuff in 2012,’ the veterinarian said, ‘and here they come.’
‘All this blood we see out here is on Obama’s hands.’
Those are harsh words – but are they all that far-fetched? During an economic boom, illegals will do whatever they can to come to America no matter who leads our nation. But during a time of economic stagnation illegal immigration generally slows to a trickle… unless a politician like President Obama offers incentive for them to come. That is exactly what the failed DREAM Act and the Obama Administration’s decisions to not enforce our laws have done.
President Obama and his fellow Democrats are to blame for many of the thousands of people dying trying to cross our border illegally. They would not come without incentive and the Democrats have bellowed a clarion call of incentive to them… and so they come… and so they die.
The Daily Mail also reached out to a couple of Republicans who have been fighting against Democrats amnesty plans to get their thoughts on all of the death and mayhem along our southern border.
‘How many precious lives must be needlessly lost, women raped, girls forced into sex trafficking or people trapped into the drug trade before the Obama administration stops luring them here with continued grants of amnesty, legal status, work permits, and benefits?’ asked Rep. Louie Gohmert.
‘Democrats don’t care that Obama’s rhetoric is getting people killed,’ Rep. Steve Stockman added.
‘They come here specifically because they believe Obama will give them amnesty. Democrats are willing to let illegals risk their lives just so Democrats can have a wedge issue to agitate their liberal base before an election.’
Exactly right. The Democrats like to pretend that it is Republicans who are heartless. Republicans who are uncaring. Republicans who are unsympathetic to the plight of millions of illegal immigrants – but the truth is that it is Democrat policy positions that are causing the hurt, pain and death being faced by thousands every day along our southern border. Democrat policies, Democrat politicians and Democrat politics are laying waste to thousands of lives…
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