View Full Version : Border rancher: 'Weíve found prayer rugs out here. Itís unreal'

01-17-2019, 07:26 PM
Ranchers and farmers near the U.S.-Mexico border have been finding prayer rugs on their properties in recent months, according to one rancher who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation by cartels who move the individuals.

The mats are pieces of carpet that those of the Muslim faith kneel on as they worship.

"Thereís a lot of people coming in not just from Mexico," the rancher said. "People, the general public, just donít get the terrorist threats of that. Thatís whatís really scary. You donít know whatís coming across. Weíve found prayer rugs out here. Itís unreal. Itís not just Mexican nationals that are coming across."

Her comments were part of a larger conversation about how many in the region believe migrants are coming to the U.S. illegally from all over the world, not just Central America.

Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection, did not respond to multiple interview requests. But CBP's Arizona region issued a statement on Twitter Wednesday that said agents had arrested people from across the world over the past five days.

In the last 5 days #YumaSector #BorderPatrol has arrested people from 7 countries trying to illegally enter the U.S. #NationalSecurity #SouthwestBorder

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