The United States of America is facing an existential threat on it’s southern border. Illegal immigrants are flooding across the border, overwhelming Border Patrol and law enforcement, allowing cartels, criminals, and even terrorists to conduct their activities across our border with impunity.
A call has gone out for citizen militia units in the Southwest to mobilize and head for certain sectors of the border, to provide help in securing it where they can.
Some units have already arrived and are preparing for more to join them later. Militia units from California to Texas are uniting together to face down this threat to our nation, a threat created and perpetuated by the policies of President Obama.
The militia efforts are focused in the Laredo, Texas area right now, and preparations are being made for “Operation Secure Our Border”, according to The Brownsville Herald.
A spokeswoman for the group, Denice Freeman, said the operation is a call for civilian militia members — both armed and unarmed — to voluntarily guard private property in the Laredo area and other Texas locations where owners feel threatened by “drug cartels and from gangs, particularly the MS-13 gangs,” a Salvadoran-based gang that is considered among the most dangerous in this country by law enforcement.
Freeman said she expected militia members to become visible in border communities, including the Rio Grande Valley, in the coming weeks but she wanted to stress that the operation’s commander — Chris Davis — is warning members against using any violent means.
“This is not a ‘go-in-guns-blazing’ kind of thing,” Freeman said. “This will be handled with the utmost professionalism and security and safety for everyone involved.”
This is great news, even if not everyone agrees that they should be there. Some law enforcement and government officials would rather handle the crisis on their own, and think that the citizen militias will get in the way and cause problems.
But we can already see that normal border security efforts by law enforcement aren’t working anymore, and we desperately need help on the border. Militia units can serve a useful purpose, especially on private lands where they are invited, by shutting off routes used by illegals and criminals, funneling them into sectors patrolled by Border Patrol and law enforcement.
We need a stronger presence on the southern border to dissuade the illegal immigrants and criminals from continuing their illegal activities. Deploying military units to the border would go a long way towards securing the border, but citizen militia groups can effectively fill in the gaps in the meantime.