Ranchers along the Rio Grande say immigrant smugglers threaten them constantly.
One Cameron County rancher said smugglers ordered him to look the other way or face the consequences.
The landowner said smugglers are using trails on his property to bring illegal immigrants into the country.
The rancher said he fears for his safety.
“You don’t see anything; you don’t talk to anybody,” he said.
He said smugglers stop at nothing to get the immigrants across.
“They have no problem doing whatever it takes to protect them and their organization,” he said.