While it’s a clever stunt, much of Hudspeth County is the middle of nowhere. The six miles to I-10 are six miles of nothingness, and I-10 is one of those routes with Border Patrol checkpoints there to look for vehicles carrying the illegals who did that six mile hike and agents looking for vehicles carrying illegals away from the border. Plus no one is looking for James O’Keefe.
Hudspeth is also a region of the Texas/Mexico border that’s rather famous for Mexican military incursions in the late 90s & early 2000s. Usually the Mexican military only runs interference for the cartels further west, but in Hudspeth, they ran interference and ran drugs for the cartels many miles inland.
But the real issue is almost less one of physically securing every mile of border and one of defense in depth.
If you don’t catch an illegal alien at the border but you still deport them any time they come in contact with any government official, whether it be city cop or social worker or DMV, you’ll solve the illegal immigration problem fast. And you’ll prevent the terrorism problem as well, because there won’t be a community of illegals for them to hide in or a thriving business in smuggling to get them across the border.
Also, Hudspeth is not the same as the Rio Grande Valley.
In the Rio Grande Valley, Border Patrol is being overwhelmed by 15-17 year olds and people dragging their children in tow because they know that Obama will not deport them. Those people are looking to get caught, because they know they’ll be released and given handouts. Cartels are bringing more people north immediately after they send teenage “kids” to the BP, because they know they’ll be busy processing those “children” to be shipped off to US cities inland where no one but Obama and Luis “My Only Loyalty Is To Illegal Aliens” Gutierrrez will want them. While the BP is busy doing that paperwork, the cartels slip their high-value people and products in.
Big empty areas have been a concern for a long time, but ultimately they’re less of a concern than the mess in the Rio Grande Valley.