She lives on the border.
"The cockroaches," she said, "leave trash all over my land."
"The cockroaches?" he asked.
"The illegals who cross," she said. Las cucarachas. "You see one and there are another hundred that you don't see."
Calling people cockroaches. Is a dangerous first step to dehumanization. In Rwanda, the Hutus called the Tutsis cockroaches. Before they started their campaign to exterminate them. The power of words is strong. And can subtly sway people. Like the frog in the water set to boil. Without them noticing.