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Tony Hefner

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Let me start off by saying what you will hear on this show today is real. Our listeners know we rarely, if ever do a fiction story. I have to tell you, from the outside looking in you have to think that this has to be a fictional story? This can’t be real. Basically we do not want it to be real. If it is, we have some serious problems in our government. Well, this will come as no surprise, we do. Let’s mix illegal immigrants into the picture. Not a new topic for our show. Not a new topic for America either. Today we are going to take you to the Texas Rio Grande Valley. It is one of the most poverty-stricken areas in the United States. Good jobs are scarce and the competition for them is fierce. The INS detention camp pays the best wages for a hundred miles. So people take these jobs as guards. The guards follow orders and keep quiet about what they see happen here. Our guest today was one of those guards. What makes him different is he did not keep silent about what was going on. He lost his job, came back and lost it again. Blacklisted and receiving death threats. I will let him tell you all about that. The book we will talk about today is called, “Between The Fences.” He and his wife started a ranch ministry in Southern Texas in 1981, for local Hispanic children. After receiving the numerous death threats, they were eventually forced to leave the Rio Grande Valley. They have since moved to Michigan. Please welcome to Your Life Matters Tony Hefner.

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