Armed Texans Descend on Border to Round Up Illegal Aliens
Citizens with body armor, long guns and high tech drones tackle Biden's border crisis
Armed Texans are taking the law into their own hands and descending on the border to help authorities round up illegal aliens.
A new law in Texas is attracting armed groups with body armor, long guns, and high-tech drones to the border.
Law enforcement and local officials are welcoming them, however, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Under the new law, migrants who cross the border illegally will be arrested for trespassing.
The armed groups intend to find the illegals and deliver them to law enforcement officials for arrest.
The Kinney County sheriff has been working alongside the groups for months.
Former Border Patrol Agent Brad Coe has been on the lookout for help in deterring illegal immigration.
“The whole premise is if [migrants] know they’ll be arrested, they’ll go somewhere else,” Coe said.
Not everybody is happy with the idea of private citizens working with local authorities to stem the tide of illegal immigrants streaming across the southern border.
They are requesting that the DOJ scrutinize Texas state agencies and local governments that are involved in the effort to arrest illegal immigrants.
They don’t like the fact that Kinney County officials have either welcomed the groups or offered their tacit support.
Kinney County has also looked into working with private security companies to deal with the overwhelming problem of illegal immigration Texas has been dealing with month after month.
In an October interview with Guy Benson, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, “The Biden administration continues to ignore the border, continue to promote these open border policies that are a complete disaster [and] is one of the reasons why even the Democrats disagree with Biden on his border policy and independents and Republicans view what Biden is doing is completely a catastrophe.”
Texas Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn sent a letter to Biden supporting Gov. Greg Abbott’s disaster declaration concerning the border.
“In the last eight months alone,” wrote the senators, “over a million individuals crossed illegally into the United States, which is now on pace for over 2 million illegal crossings for 2021.”
In one example, Del Rio, Texas, saw more than 1,000 illegal immigrants crossing the border per day.
It’s hasn’t gotten any better.
According to the New York Post, U.S. Border agents alone apprehended more than 173,000 illegal immigrants at the southern border in November.
After a three-month decline, that’s an increase of more than 5 percent.
The number doesn’t take into account the illegals who avoided authorities altogether.
If the federal government won’t help, what are Texans to do?
It boils down to a state’s right to defend itself from intruders, and it’s nothing new.
Mike Vickers, chairman of the Texas Border Volunteers, pointed out that Texans have been defending the border since 1823, the year the Texas Rangers was instituted to protect Texas settlers and their land.
“We’re still dealing with the bad guys from Mexico,” Vickers told the New York Post.
“This is a war,” Vickers stated, talking about smugglers who traffic in drugs and migrants.
Self-defense is a sacred right.
It applies to states as well as individuals.
The federal government has a Constitutional obligation to help Texas.
It is not voluntary.