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How armed vigilante groups are detaining migrants on US-Mexico border

The camera panned across dozens of faces, exhausted migrants crouched in the New Mexico night, fenced in by armed civilians. The woman filming issued a stern warning."Don't aim the gun," she called out to a member of the group off-screen, before she commented about how many children were in the group being "detained". The 16 April video of armed civilians holding migrants tore across social media and news outlets amid concerns by the American Civil Liberties Union that the actions of the Uni...


Brother of slain Border Patrol agent shares his message to Congress

Kent Terry speaks out about the border crisis and the dangers migrants illegally crossing the border face.


Democrat Hypocrisy on Executive Privilege Recalls Different ‘Gunwalker’ Reaction

Democrats are as hypocritical on Mueller report findings as they have been on guns. (Congressman Jerry Nadler/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “White House lawyers plan to tell attorneys for administration witnesses called by the House that they will be asserting executive privilege over their testimony, officials said,” The Washington Post reported Tuesday. “Such a move will intensify a power struggle between the Trump administration and congressional Democrats, potentially setting up a p...
Tags: Gun Rights News, David Codrea, Donald Trump, Eric Holder, Executive Privilege, Fast and Furious, Jerry Nadler, Mueller report, Obama


Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed border group

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the United Constitutional Patriots have never been shy about saying they work with Border Patrol agents. After its activities drew widespread criticism, the group was thrown out of its camp this […]
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Trump The Animal Lover? ‘The Greatest Equipment In The World Is A Dog’

He doesn’t have a pet in the White House like most of his predecessors, but President Trump is apparently a big fan of dogs. During an anti-opioid event in Atlanta on Wednesday, President Trump discussed the need to reduce the flow of drugs, specifically heroin and opioids, into the U.S. through the border. While praising his promised border wall and the new equipment that’s been installed at the border to detect drugs, he paused for a moment to talk about how “great” dogs are at sniffing out...
Tags: News, Dogs, Donald Trump, Drugs, Nicole Lafond


Three-year-old boy found alone near US border with name and number written on his shoes

Border Patrol agents found a three-year-old boy alone in a field in Texas after likely being abandoned by smugglers at the southern border, authorities said. US Customs and Border Protection said that the boy’s name and a phone number were written on his shoes when agents found him on Tuesday morning. The agency said it is trying to reach the boy’s family and that the boy “does not speak well enough to communicate.” The boy was crying and in distress when the agents found him near Brownsville, a...


A 3-year-old was found alone in a field by Border Patrol agents. His name and phone numbers were on his shoes

A 3-year-old boy was all by himself in the middle of a cornfield on the Texas border when Border Patrol agents found him Tuesday, US Customs and Border Protection officials said.
Tags: Texas, Cnn, Border Patrol, Border Protection, US Customs


Far-right militia which 'trained to kill Obama and Hillary Clinton' remains defiant on US-Mexico border

Their commander is in jail. The authorities are giving them until Friday to clear out and leave. But the United Constitutional Patriots, the right-wing militia under scrutiny over detaining migrant families at the border with Mexico, is digging in.“It’s my God-given right to be here,” said one balaclava-clad militia member who gave his name only as Viper. Chafing at the hostile reactions to the militia’s actions, he said that he was an Army veteran and that he expected his group, if pushed out, ...


Agents found a crying 3-year-old boy alone in a cornfield near Texas border

A 3-year-old boy was all by himself in the middle of a cornfield on the Texas border when Border Patrol agents found him Tuesday, US Customs and Border Protection officials said.
Tags: Texas, News, Stories, Border Patrol, Border Protection, US Customs


Border Patrol agents found a crying 3-year-old boy alone in a cornfield near the Texas border

A 3-year-old boy was all by himself in the middle of a cornfield on the Texas border when Border Patrol agents found him Tuesday, US Customs and Border Protection officials said.
Tags: Texas, Cnn, Border Patrol, Border Protection, US Customs


Border Militia a Reaction to Government Betrayal

Larry Hopkins / Johnny Horton (Dona Ana County Jail/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico,” Reuters reports. “Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Inves...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Barack Obama, Fbi, United States, House, Border, Militia, John F Kennedy, CBP, States, New Mexico, Resistance


PayPal, GoFundMe Yank Accounts for Far-Right Militia Rounding Up Migrants at Border (gizmodo)

PayPal and GoFundMe have banned a far-right group, the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), that was recently reported to be posing as law enforcement to round up migrant families at gunpoint at the U.S. border with Mexico before handing them over to Border Patrol officials, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday.Read more... [Author: Tom McKay]
Tags: News, Mexico, Paypal, Border Patrol, BuzzFeed News, Tom McKay, United Constitutional Patriots UCP


What We Know About The Vigilante Militia ‘Arresting’ Migrants At The Border

This weekend saw the arrest of the leader of the “United Constitutional Patriots,” one of several right-wing militia groups that patrols the U.S.-Mexico border, intercepting those who try to cross without papers. Larry Mitchell Hopkins — who also goes by the names “Johnny Horton Jr.” and “Striker” — was taken into custody in New Mexico on Saturday by a team of FBI agents and local police. The arrest comes days after his group shared videos on social media of its members detaining dozens Central ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, News, Mexico, Paypal, Cnn, Fbi, Aclu, New York Times, Kkk, CBP, New Mexico, Customs, Defense Department, Border Patrol


New Mexico Border Militia Leader Allegedly Said Group Planned to Assassinate Obama, Clinton

PAUL RATJEThe border militia leader who was arrested in New Mexico over the weekend on weapons charges allegedly said that his far-right group was training to kill prominent Democratic figures because of their “support of Antifa.”According to an arrest warrant for Larry Mitchell Hopkins, witnesses told authorities that he’d said the United Constitutional Patriots were training to “assassinate” liberal billionaire George Soros, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and former Pr...
Tags: News, Oregon, Barack Obama, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Michigan, New Mexico, Border Patrol, Hopkins, Trump, Jim, Obama Clinton, George Soros, Las Cruces Sun News, UCP, United Constitutional Patriots


United Constitutional Patriots: Border Patrol pushes back against armed civilians policing border

Customs and Border Protection "does not endorse or condone private groups or organizations that take enforcement matters into their own hands."
Tags: News, Customs, Border Patrol, United Constitutional Patriots


PayPal, GoFundMe Yank Accounts for Far-Right Militia Rounding Up Migrants at Border

PayPal and GoFundMe have banned a far-right group, the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), that was recently reported to be posing as law enforcement to round up migrant families at gunpoint at the U.S. border with Mexico before handing them over to Border Patrol officials, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Crowdfunding, Youtube, Mexico, Immigration, Social Media, Paypal, Border Patrol, Gofundme, Militias, BuzzFeed News, Right Wing Extremism, Deplatforming


FBI Arrests New Mexico Border Militia Leader Larry Mitchell Hopkins

PAUL RATJE/GettyThe FBI arrested a 69-year-old New Mexico man who allegedly illegally detained immigrants crossing the border under the guise of working for the United States Border Patrol.Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who runs The United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), an armed border militia group that spreads far-right conspiracies and rounds up asylum seekers on the border, was arrested by FBI in New Mexico Saturday on charges of possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon. Recent video...
Tags: News, Paypal, Fbi, United States, New Mexico, Customs, Border Patrol, Jones, Hopkins, Trump, Border Protection, U S District Court, Jim, BuzzFeed News, Hector Balderas, Balderas


'Confederate' militia detains migrants at gunpoint — with Border Patrol's tacit OK, they claim

“A right-wing militia group operating in southern New Mexico has begun stopping groups of migrant families and detaining them at gunpoint before handing them over to Border Patrol agents, raising tension over the tactics of armed vigilantes along the border between the United States and Mexico,” writes Simon Romero at the New York Times. They post videos to Youtube of themselves abusing migrants. Here is one such video. We knew the armed volunteer mobs would do this. We knew Trump's in...
Tags: Post, News, Mexico, Immigration, Racism, United States, New York Times, Border, New Mexico, Border Patrol, Trump, Asylum Seekers, White Supremacy, American Civil Liberties Union, Hector Balderas, Sunland Park


Hunter Posts Sham Video Of Him Hopping Border, Gets Called Out For Breaking Parole

Indicted congressman and vape enthusiast Duncan Hunter (R-CA) posted a video on Twitter of himself pretending to crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to show how easy it is. He then got called out for violating his parole, the Times of San Diego reported.  Hunter — previously best known for vaping in the House chamber — was indicted last year for using campaign funds for personal expenses. As part of his release on bail, Hunter and his wife are not allowed to leave the continental Unite...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, United States, House, Border, Arizona, San Diego, Border Patrol, Duncan Hunter, Hunter, U S Border Patrol, Times of San Diego, Yuma AZ, Michael Harrison, Border Wall


Militia in New Mexico Detains Asylum Seekers at Gunpoint

A citizens militia known as the United Constitutional Patriots has begun detaining families of asylum seekers at gunpoint before handing them over to Border Patrol agents.
Tags: News, Asylum, New Mexico, Border Patrol, American Civil Liberties Union, Immigration and Emigration, Border Patrol (US, Right of, Defense and Military Forces, Fringe Groups and Movements, El Paso (Tex, United Constitutional Patriots


Yuma declares state of emergency over migrant families

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls on Tuesday declared a symbolic “state of emergency” to deal with the number of families being released from Border Patrol custody into the city. Nicholls said Tuesday that he hoped not to get to this point but that organizations helping immigrant families just don’t have capacity to […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Border Patrol, Yuma, YUMA Ariz, Nicholls, Douglas Nicholls


House Judiciary Dems Ask McAleenan For Info On Reports Trump Dangled Pardon

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday requested information from acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan regarding reports that President Donald Trump offered him a pardon should he be found to have violated the law by following Trump’s direction to close the border. “A corrupt pardon offer would violate the Constitution’s command that the president ‘faithfully’ execute the law,” read a letter to McAleenan, first reported by CNN, from committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Rep....
Tags: News, Dhs, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Homeland Security, CBP, Donald Trump, Pardon, Border Patrol, Trump, Steve Cohen, House Judiciary Committee, Zoe Lofgren, Judiciary Committee, Matt Shuham


What Pence didn't see in Nogales

When Vice President Mike Pence traveled to this border city last week to meet with Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers and speak to press near the border fence west of town, his goal, as he put it in a tweet, was to "deliver a clear message" from President Trump demanding further immigration crackdowns to "keep our country safe."
Tags: News, Stories, Customs, Border Patrol, Trump, Mike Pence, Border Protection, Nogales


Produce importers face delays and uncertainty under Trump border policy

When Vice President Mike Pence traveled to this border city last week to meet with Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers and speak to press near the border fence west of town, his goal, as he put it in a tweet, was to "deliver a clear message" from President Trump demanding further immigration crackdowns to "keep our country safe."
Tags: News, Stories, Customs, Border Patrol, Trump, Mike Pence, Border Protection


For Arizona community, life under Trump means risks and delays

When Vice President Mike Pence traveled to this border city last week to meet with Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers and speak to press near the border fence west of town, his goal, as he put it in a tweet, was to "deliver a clear message" from President Trump demanding further immigration crackdowns to "keep our country safe."
Tags: News, Arizona, Stories, Customs, Border Patrol, Trump, Mike Pence, Border Protection


Border Patrol Holds Hundreds of Migrants in Growing Tent City Away From Prying Eyes

Justin HamelEL PASO, Texas—Hundreds of migrants are being held for days in an emerging tent city at a Border Patrol station in a preview of what the Trump administration is reportedly considering to absorb a surge on the border.   Five U.S. Army tents meant for battlefield hospitals have been repurposed to hold men, women, and children, including infants. Two of the tents were erected over the past week, expanding the facility’s capacity by several hundred people. The tents are tightly surrounde...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Nbc News, Dhs, CBP, Customs, Border Patrol, Central America, Trump, El Paso, Ortiz, Juarez, Hamel, Customs Enforcement, Erika Andiola


For a border community, life under Trump means risks and limbo

When Vice President Mike Pence traveled to this border city last week to meet with Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers and speak to press near the border fence west of town, his goal, as he put it in a tweet, was to "deliver a clear message" from President Trump demanding further immigration crackdowns to "keep our country safe."
Tags: News, Stories, Customs, Border Patrol, Trump, Mike Pence, Border Protection


In the Rio Grande Valley, the Border Patrol Is the ‘Go-To Job’

With decent pay, secure benefits and a certain amount of prestige, Border Patrol jobs are a middle-class mainstay in South Texas, especially for Mexican-Americans.
Tags: Texas, News, Border Patrol, Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, Immigration and Emigration, Border Patrol (US, Rio Grande Valley (Tex, VITIELLO, Ronald D


New Mexico city asks for donations as Border Patrol drops off migrants for the first time

The Border Patrol dropped off 70 migrants at a Las Cruces homeless shelter on Friday because of shortages of space in government detention centers.            [Author: Las Cruces Sun-News]
Tags: News, New Mexico, Border Patrol, LAS CRUCES, Las Cruces Sun-News


Trump Told Head Of Border Patrol He’d Pardon Him If He Broke Immigration Law

During his visit to the border in Calexico, California last week, President Trump told the then-head of Customs and Border Patrol, Kevin McAleenan, who is now the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security, that he would pardon him if he were jailed for violating immigration law, CNN reported Friday. According to officials briefed on the conversation, Trump told McAleenan he would “pardon him if he ever went to jail for denying U.S. entry to migrants,” one of the officials said. It wa...
Tags: News, Immigration, Cnn, Customs, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Trump, Calexico California, Kevin McAleenan, Nicole Lafond, McAleenan