Suburban fascists rounding up migrants.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics ... book-video
A New Mexico militia group posted a video to its Facebook page that shows members detaining dozens of people at the US-Mexico border this week. The live video was shot at night; the person behind the camera can be heard saying, “Holy hell, there are a lot of people here” and “I don’t know if we got them all.” Dozens of people can be seen on the ground, sitting quietly, sometimes breaking the silence by chatting in Spanish.
The group’s page features other videos and photos in which its members detain immigrants while armed. According to CNN, authorities are currently investigating the militia’s videos.
New Mexico’s attorney general, Hector Balderas, released a short statement condemning the group, which calls itself United Constitutional Patriots - New Mexico Border Ops, on Thursday. “These individuals should not attempt to exercise authority reserved for law enforcement.”
The state’s governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, echoed this sentiment in a statement to the New York Times, saying, “It should go without saying that regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone.”
Grisham went on to call the militia’s detention of the immigrants “completely unacceptable.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) also put out a statement condemning citizen-led detentions: “#CBP does not endorse or condone private groups or organizations that take enforcement matters into their own hands. Interference by civilians in law enforcement matters could have public safety and legal consequences for all parties involved.”
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