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"I think it'll be a good idea," says Joe Metz, a farmer who raises sugar cane, cattle and citrus trees on 1,100 riverfront acres west of McAllen. Many nights, undocumented immigrants stream across his property, hiding out amid the sugar cane. Even worse, Metz says he often sees drug smugglers ferrying bales of dope across the river in rubber rafts and loading them onto vehicles that venture onto his fields. "They'll stare at you and dare you to pick up your cell phone and call for help," he says. A border wall would help fend them off, in his view. "I'd like to see them toss 50-pound bales over an 18-foot wall."