Rugged trails on ranches are littered with empty bottles, the remnants of the journey made by those who entered illegally and those who are making their way north. People in the area said foot traffic is once again on the rise.
Dr. Michael Vickers said he is seeing more of these water bottles left behind on Brooks County ranches.
Vickers said, “We had two groups, Sunday a week ago. Seven of them gave up to me. They were Hondurans and Salvadorans.”
Vickers said he is seeing a stream of illegal immigrants. He and the Texas Border Volunteers are gearing up for another massive wave.
“My feeling is and the intel that I’m receiving from law enforcement is that we’re going to see a new surge. A new surge of traffic coming through,” said the doctor.
Vickers said President Obama’s talk of executive action on immigration could be looked at as an open invitation to people south of the border to make their way north.
“Every time he opens his mouth about immigration and what he’s gonna do, there’s a huge negative impact on us that live out here along the border, especially in the rural areas where all the smuggling trails are,” said Vickers.