Wild Country: Militia Activity along the Southern Border and their Relationship with the USG

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“Some militias have received support from unions representing the U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement agencies. In other cases, local police officers and sheriff deputies operating near the border similarly expressed admiration and approval for the actions of the vigilante groups. Many sheriffs representing counties all along the southern border have endorsed militia activity in recent years.[44] This tacit and vocal approval from law enforcement and immigration authorities has served to only further embolden a movement that already views its actions as necessary, endorsed by then President Trump, and widely supported by locals and elected officials.” 

“[44] Cloee Cooper, “New Mexico’s Constitutional Sheriffs Pave the Way for Militias Patrolling the Border,” Political Research Associates, April 29, 2019, https://www.politicalresearch.org/2019/04/29/new-mexicos-constitutional….”

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