According to a recent report by the Brownsville Herald in Texas, a group of open border opponents is calling on members of militias nationwide to help defend the nation against an ongoing influx of illegals. The coalition is calling on both armed and unarmed citizens to report to the Texas-Mexico border in an effort to perform the duties currently being ignored by federal authorities.
A maneuver being referred to as “Secure our Border – Laredo” is currently under way, reports indicate, and exists to give some sense of safety to those living near America’s besieged southern border.
Militia members will serve as guards for Americans facing a constant onslaught not only from the countless border crossers emboldened to flout our largely unenforced immigration law but also from “drug cartels and from gangs, particularly the MS-13 gangs,” spokesperson Denice Freeman told the Herald.
MS-13 is a violent crime syndicate consisting primarily of Salvadorans and is quickly spreading across America. Authorities consider it to be America’s most dangerous gang.
While the militia will be watchful of these and other potentially violent invaders, Freeman insisted that participants are discouraged from any unnecessary use of force.
“This is not a go in guns blazing kind of thing,” she asserted. “This will be handled with the utmost professionalism and security and safety for everyone involved.”
Hidalco County Sheriff Eddie Guerra, however, is not enthusiastic about the impending arrival of militias from other areas of the country.
“We don’t need their services on our border,” he said. “If we ever did, I’m sure we have enough good people in Hidalgo County that I can call up.”
Chris Davis, one of the movement’s organizers, was scrutinized for a video he released that, while not advocating violence directly, struck some as evidence that he is eager to brandish a firearm. He responded to the criticism in an interview with the Los Angeles Times this week.
“We’re here to supplement and be where law enforcement is not and help them support the border,” he said. “There’s nothing malicious, there’s no malicious intent. Every person is vetted. We’re just here to serve freedom, liberty, and national sovereignty.”
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