A study by the Customs and Border Protection Agency asserts that the US-Mexico border is safer than it has ever been, with attacks against federal agents going down over recent years. Dr. Gary Thrasher, a veterinarian and cattleman who lives outside Cochise, Arizona, tells Ginny Simone that while border control in urban areas is indeed improving, the change is diverting illegal traffic into rural areas. Here long stretches of border receive only minimal surveillance from federal agents and are wide open to drug cartels and other violent criminals. Ranchers living along the border are left to defend themselves, and their situation is becoming increasingly dangerous regardless of what the national statistics say. Originally aired 6/3/2010.