Texas militias are claiming they are mobilizing to patrol Mexico’s borders, and if they spot any illegal immigrants attempting to cross they are already saying they are willing to use armed force to make their point.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, while some of the busloads of illegal immigrants sent to California were stopped by protesters, it’s rumored that federal riot squads may help the illegal aliens enter the United States by force this coming week.
It is news like this that has Free Republic founder Jim Robinson calling for Texas militias to band together to secure the Mexican border against the incoming wave of migrants:
“We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama’s lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out Guard units and Texas militia units at his disposal to defend the border!! Lawsuits will not cut it. The invasion is happening now. Action must be taken NOW!! FReepers, Patriots, Militia members: Prepare to answer the call!!”
The title of his post also indicates that California’s militia units may be joining forces with Texas units in order to secure the border.
While some might say this is only a forum post, Mr. Robinson is not the only one saying the exact same thing. A group identifying itself only as the “Patriots” has put out a call for militias to head out the Texas-Mexico border as part of operation “Secure Our Border – Laredo.” The goal is to protect property from “”drug cartels and from gangs, particularly the MS-13 gangs” by using both armed and unarmed militia members. Whether or not this initiative is associated with the group being organized by Robinson is not clear.
Denice Freeman is a spokeswoman for the Patriots and she’s we should expect them to become visible along Mexico’s border in the coming weeks. She also stressed they are intending the effort to not rely on violence:
“This is not a ‘go-in-guns-blazing’ kind of thing. This will be handled with the utmost professionalism and security and safety for everyone involved.”
However, the report from the Brownsville Herald claims the Patriots’ commander Chris Davis explained in a video how the Texas militias should secure the border:
“How? You see an illegal. You point your gun dead at him, right between his eyes, and you say, ‘Get back across the border or you will be shot.'”
In response to the mobilization of these militias, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra claims the Texas militias are not necessary:
“We don’t need their services on our border. If we ever did I’m sure we have enough good people in Hidalgo County that I can call up.”
But border patrol agent Hector Garza recently spoke to CNN and he says the truth is exactly the opposite:
“At this point, about 70 percent of our border patrol agents in this area are being reassigned for processing duties. That means we’re leaving approximately 30 percent of our border patrol agents to actually do field work, to actually patrol the border and what that creates is a very porous border where dangerous criminals and dangerous drugs are entering our country undetected and making their way to our communities.”
Are you concerned that the Texas militias promising to secure Mexico’s border with the United States may lead to a confrontation with federal forces?