Democratic leaders are accused of living in denial about the crisis at the southern border. A group of border ranchers have invited House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to come visit them and see for herself. Tim Foley is with Arizona Border Recon which monitors the border region.
"My trail cameras are picking up lots of cartel members with AK-47's."
He says most of the politicians spouting off on border security have no idea what they're talking about.
"When you don't live down here and you don't see what's going on, the way I put it is, if the media doesn't report it then it's not happening."
Jim Chilton owns a 50,000-acre ranch along the southern border of Arizona, and he says there are hundreds of smuggling trails running through his property.
"...A number of people coming through - mainly drug packers bringing cocaine, fentanyl, and all other kinds of other drugs including heroin into the country."
He believes the Border Patrol is losing the battle because it's based 80 miles from the border in Tucson.
"Does a football team line up ten yards behind the line of scrimmage? No, they'll lose every time."
Arizona ranchers aren't the only ones inviting Speaker Pelosi for a visit. A group of wives of US Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley also sent a harshly-worded letter to Pelosi, who earlier called the idea of a border wall "immoral." Jill Demanski posted the now-deleted invite on her Facebook page. Portions of the letter are reconstructed below:
"We the WIVES OF THE RGV (Rio Grande Valley) BP (Border Patrol) would like to cordially invite you to come visit McAllen, TX as President Trump did. We would like to show you around! You don't need to bring any security detail. Our husbands/significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness!
We'd also appreciate if you'd stop pretending you care about federal workers. If you did, you would care for their safety, not just their paychecks. We can hold out awhile longer, if it means our husbands and communities are safer.
And since you see no threat here, I'm sure you can just make a quick flight down here alone."
Pelosi has not responded to the invitations.