Texas rancher Ruperto Escobar says he’s willing to give up part of the land that’s been in his family for more than 250 years in order for President Donald Trump to build a border wall.
Escobar told Houston Fox 26 news6 that Trump is “right on the money” with his plans to secure the U.S. southern border with a wall:
“Mr. President, you're right on the money. Get this done."
Escobar says he’s offering the land for the good of his country, and for the American families harmed by illegal immigration:
"If this is going to be for the benefit of my country and for the benefit of so many families throughout this great country of ours that are suffering because of illegal drugs, a little piece of land 150 feet wide is not going to hurt anybody."
In a 2017 interview with KPRC in Houston, Escobar said he’s offering the land in order to ensure his country remains “the land of the free and the home of the brave” – for those who come here legally:
"If my country needs part of my property, I'd be willing to give it up so that we can continue to be the land of the brave and the home of the free, like it always has been for immigrants from all over the world that come here seeking to be a part of this country in a legal way."
On Wednesday, in an interview on Fox News, Escobar described the horrors he’s experienced and witnessed – ranging from drug-dealing and land theft to property destruction – during his 75 years living on the Texas border:
“People that get caught, vehicles full of drugs, and they speed back toward the river at a very high velocity past my house - a whole slew of police after them,” Escobar said, adding, “That happens quite often.”