The U.S. Border Patrol this week reportedly told Texas landowners along the U.S.-Mexico border to prepare for a possible influx of “armed civilians” on their property as the migrant caravan moves closer to the U.S., a report said.
The Associated Press reported that these civilians say they intend to support the National Guard and Border Patrol to prevent the illegal migrants from crossing into the U.S., FOX NEWS reports.
Shannon McGauley, president of the Texas Minuteman militia, told the AP that he already has members at three points of the state’s border and expects 25 to 100 more people to arrive in the coming days.
Militia members and volunteers patrolling the border is a practice that has been in place for decades. Usually, the civilians patrol the border and look out for illegal border crossers. Once they spot a trespasser, the civilians usually contact the Border Patrol to apprehend them. (The Border Patrol is the law enforcement branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.)
The Democratic view on Shannon McGauley:
Shannon McGauley, Another name of a Nationalist Terrorist who needs to have all of his weapons taken away and the database of people in his militia need to also have their weapons taken. Time to stop the madness of the American Gun Culture. Time to make it taboo to own a gun and look down on people who carry especially in minority groups where a lot of time having a gun is seen as cool. Time to make carrying a gun expect to go hunting or on your own property illegal.
“I want everybody to be aware that we do not want the militias, These people are coming into our community. They’re posting all kinds of falsehood” – Clara Godfrey“We go about our business here every day in a peaceful manner,the idea that we could be invaded not by illegal immigrants but by militia groups … is regrettable, and it will end badly.” – Marianna Trevino Wright
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.