Safety concerns increasing at the Texas-Mexico border

News Channel 10

Brownsville, TX – Officials report that increased numbers of militia members are showing up along the Texas-Mexico border.

The border patrol says the growing number of militia members is an increasing concern for them. A new website called ‘Patriots Information Hotline’ says there are about 16 militias along the border in Texas and they are encouraging more to come.

Militias have flocked to the Rio Grande Valley to help secure the border and many plan to participate in the September 20th protest to shutdown ports of entry, but agents say militias complicate law enforcement efforts.   

Right now, the National Guard, hundreds of state troopers and 3,600 border patrol agents are all patrolling the border in the valley and they say adding groups that are not connected could be dangerous.

In August, an agent was pursuing a group of immigrants in the Brownsville area when he came across a man holding a rifle. The agent fired shots at the man who was later identified as a militia member. That man was not injured, but agents said this situation could have ended a lot worse.

Agents also go through weeks of training to understand immigration laws and say that people who are not trained on those standards could violate someone’s civil rights and open themselves up for a civil lawsuit.

That very reason is why the border patrol stand by their message of leaving border security to them.

http://www.newschannel10.com/story/26542244/safety-concerns-increasing-at-the-texas-mexico-border

3 thoughts on “Safety concerns increasing at the Texas-Mexico border

  1. Are the Border Patrol stopping the invaders from stepping on American
    soil or are they escorting the invaders to Welcome Centers. The
    National Guard basically can do nothing but stand and walk. So who
    is aggressively preventing the illegal hordes from entering. Set up
    Claymores along the border. The Militia should have some identifiable
    marking or clothing to set them apart.

  2. Basically, I see this news report as a warning to the Mexico-south Texas area coyotes, mules, cartel and on-the-take LEOs that it’s more likely they will be spotted by militia and they need to look for alternate smuggling and invasion routes.

    Just because it’s on mainstream news doesn’t mean they’re talking to us regular people. 😉

  3. “In August, an agent was pursuing a group of immigrants in the Brownsville area when he came across a man holding a rifle. The agent fired shots at the man who was later identified as a militia member. That man was not injured, but agents said this situation could have ended a lot worse.”

    So when writing this, the author doesn’t see a problem when he or she states that an “agent fired shots at the man who was later identified as a militia member”?

    I mean the author doesn’t ask why the agent shot at the militia member? He or she didn’t bother to ask if the militia member shot first (in which case he didn’t)? Yet, if I were to shoot first at an agent, I would be put in prison. But this agent could shoot at a militia member for no reason and not get put in prison. I see how it is. Biased much?

    “Agents also go through weeks of training to understand immigration laws and say that people who are not trained on those standards could violate someone’s civil rights and open themselves up for a civil lawsuit.”

    You mean not trained in bringing the illegals in safely and violating their non-existent rights?

    Unfrigginbelievable…….Treason much?

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