Along the southern border of the United States with Mexico, some civilians are coming down and unclean with individuals attempting to cross the border to look for asylum in the United States. Nevertheless, rather of being met security when these individuals cross the border, they’re consulted with American civilians equipped with weapons who are struggling with “trigger finger.” Now the ACLU is aiming to examine these armed civilian militia groups who are utilizing their 2nd modification right to terrify migrants at the border.
The United Constitutional Patriots, an armed group of civilians, took their weapons and held more than 300 migrants captive at gunpoint after they captured them unlawfully crossing the southern border into the United States. The armed militia apprehended these individuals in the Sunland Park location of the state.
The group declares to “promote and protect the Constitution of the United States of America” although they have actually been captured unlawfully holding individuals detainees versus their will. They were captured stalking the southern border in Sunland Park, New Mexico on a look for migrants.
The group live-streamed their interaction with the migrants on April 16. It was shared on Facebook by a member of the United Constitutional Patriots and revealed the armed American residents utilizing their weapons to apprehend the households and kids attempting to cross the border into the United States. The video begins as the armed militia group is currently signed up with by the United States Border Patrol car and representatives at the scene.
Among the members of the militia group states: “This is an intrusion and it’s never ever, relentless.” He is describing the numerous hundred migrants who need to cross the border to enter the United States to look for asylum from bad conditions in Central America.
Although the militia group declares that they’re not breaking any laws, lots of people disagree with that claim. That’s why the American Civil Liberties Union, a group that has actually been safeguarding the constitution for years, has actually called the militia group’s actions “illegal” and desires there to be a criminal examination.
The New Mexico ACLU composed a letter to the Guv of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Chief Law Officer Hector Balderas requesting they “examine an armed vigilante group presently participated in the illegal detention of numerous migrants near New Mexico’s southern border.”
The letter continues: “An armed fascist militia company explaining itself as the United Constitutional Patriots jailed almost 3 hundred individuals looking for security in the United States, consisting of children, near Sunland Park, New Mexico. Other videos appear to reveal arrests in the previous couple of hours. The vigilante members of the company, consisting of Jim Benvie, who published videos and pictures of the false arrests to social networks, are not authorities or police and they have no authority under New Mexico or federal law to apprehend or jail migrants in the United States.”
Do you concur with the ACLU that this group of militiamen should be examined from criminal offenses? Or do you believe they are following the law?