Armed U.S. Citizens Caused Surrender of Hundreds of Asylum Seekers

A new report shows that a group of armed residents in New Mexico caused the surrender of hundreds of illegal border crossers in the area. The private citizens look to have taken the failings of the immigration system into their own hands.

According to The Daily Mail:

Hundreds of asylum seekers surrendered to an armed militia of New Mexico citizens last night, after trying to cross the U.S. border.

A group of 300 men, women and children gave themselves up to the ‘United Constitutional Patriots’, a gang of vigilantes made up veterans and former police officers who then handed them over to border officials.   

Video recorded by one of the militia, Jim Benvie, who has been camping out on the New Mexico-Chihuahua border for two months, shows the asylum seekers walking on a dirt road having crossed through a fence gap in Sundland Park, New Mexico.

The video, which was streamed live on Facebook, shows the asylum seekers giving themselves up to the militia, intending to turn themselves over to Border Patrol.

The members of the militia are just average citizens, veterans, and former law enforcement officers, who want to help. Border Patrol has stated that they do not condone the actions of the group.

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