10/31/16 The Telegraph
Pamela Taylor lives on the front line of what she calls a “silent war”. On a daily basis illegal immigrants and drug smugglers stream across the Rio Grande at the bottom of her garden.
They sneak through the 150-year-old mesquite trees and banana plants next to her porch, traverse a cotton field, then fan out across America.
Mrs Taylor, a sprightly 88-year-old, grew up in England, just outside Birmingham. She was a nurse during the Second World War before marrying a GI and moving to Brownsville, Texas. She survived the Blitz and believes she can survive now, but she is scared.