With a caravan of thousands heading towards the US-Mexico border, you can bet that some armed citizens are going to be there to keep an eye out. So much so, that the U.S. Border Patrol has issued a statement regarding armed citizens at the border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection press secretary Corry Schiermeyer told The Daily Caller Wednesday that “the intent of the email sent by one of the Border Patrol Landowner Liaison’s in the Rio Grande Valley was to provide the landowners … a point of contact in case they encounter media or any unauthorized individuals on their respective properties … ”
Armed citizens at the border is nothing new, but now that the world is watching our border with Mexico and the upcoming caravan, things could get hairy in an instant.
The comment from Schiermeyer confirms a report in the Associated Press, that potential vigilantes could position themselves as civilian reinforcements for the border patrol and National Guard personnel already waiting for the caravan.
President Trump has ordered 5,200 soldiers to the border in advance of the caravan.
With so much in the news about this upcoming approach, more people than ever are on high alert. Hopefully, this can be handled in an orderly way, as no one wants to see something disastrous happen as a result.