EXCLUSIVE: New Video Highlights Crisis at US-Mexico Border

A brand new video exclusive to TheBlaze underscores the illegal immigration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.

In an exclusive interview this week, Arizona rancher Bevan Olyphant describes that at the height of the border crisis, he estimates that 5,000 to 7,000 illegal immigrants passed through his ranch property every month. Olyphant’s property represents only a 10 mile stretch of the more than 1,933 mile long U.S.-Mexico border.

n this June 25, 2014 photo, a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. Just since October, the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector has made more than 194,000 arrests, nearly triple that of any other sector. Most are from Central America, and many are children. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
n this June 25, 2014 photo, a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. Just since October, the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector has made more than 194,000 arrests, nearly triple that of any other sector. Most are from Central America, and many are children. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Olyphant, who also happens to be a former elite Army Ranger, describes how in his backyard he once encountered an illegal immigrant with an AK-47. He also describes compassionately taking in at least seven illegal immigrants from Brazil who were near death due to dehydration.

The Arizona rancher also shares his first-hand experience with the escalating health crisis caused by illegal immigration, including suffering from severe weight loss and illness stemming from illegal immigrants bathing in his drinking water reservoir.

The interview was conducted and the video was produced by Little Bonanza Productions, the creators of the landmark documentary film, “Border,” which shined a light on the border crisis under President George W. Bush’s administration.

The interview can be viewed in its entirety here:

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