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FBI Arrests Leader Of Armed Militia Rounding Up Migrants At Southern Border

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

The FBI on Saturday announced the arrest of Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed militia comprised mostly of military veterans which has been stopping groups of migrants who have illegally entered the country, holding them at gunpoint, and then handing them over to Border Patrol agents, according to Reuters.

FBI Arrests Leader Of Armed Militia Rounding Up Migrants At Southern Border

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Larry Hopkins, 69, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, according to the FBI. The arrest of Hopkins, also known as Johnny Horton, comes two days after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the militia of illegally detaining migrants. In response, New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) ordered an investigation.

“We’re not worried about it, he’s going to be cleared,” said Jim Benvie, a spokesman for the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), which blamed the arrest on political pressure by the governor. Hopkins is known as the “national commander” of the group.

FBI Arrests Leader Of Armed Militia Rounding Up Migrants At Southern Border

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Around half a dozen UCP members were camping out on a rotating basis since Sunland Park on a rotating basis since late February.

Dressed in camouflage and carrying rifles, UCP says it’s a “patriot group” that’s helping the US Border Patrol handle a record influx of Central Americans crossing the US border illegally in the hopes of being granted asylum.

Dressed in camouflage and carrying rifles, UCP members have helped U.S. Border Patrol detain over 5,600 migrants in the last two months, Benvie said. Videos posted online by the group show members telling migrants to stop, sit down, and wait for agents to arrive. Critics accuse the UCP of impersonating law enforcement. –Reuters

Last week, the group rounded up more than 350 people this week who had crossed the border in West El Paso, Texas – one town over from Sunland Park. In YouTube videos uploaded on Tuesday and Wednesday, groups of migrants – many of them coughing – can be seen sitting on the ground until Border Patrol officers arrive on scene.

Benvie said militia gave the migrants a “verbal order of arrest” to the border crossers – telling them to wait until Border Patrol agents could arrive. UCP offered migrants $20 to identify the smuggler who helped them cross the border, however nobody took them up on their offer.

A message posted on the United Constitutional Patriots’ page after the migrants were detained Monday night stated:  “This group was so huge we won’t have an accurate count until the BP is finished processing them. This needs to stop!!!!! Build the wall.”

The video shows Border Patrol agents as they apprehend members of the group of migrants that crossed into the U.S.  Some of the migrants seen in the video are overheard coughing and asking for water. When asked why they entered the US, some of the migrants said they are seeking asylum. –KVIA

On Friday, PayPal and GoFundMe barred UCP, citing policies against promoting hate or violence, after the ACLU called them a “fascist militia.”

“Today’s arrest by the FBI indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes,” said New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas after Hopkins’s arrest. Earlier in the week, Balderas warned “These individuals should not attempt to exercise authority reserved for law enforcement.”

According to Reuters, citing the Southern Poverty Law Center, Hopkins was arrested in Oregon in 2006 on suspicion of impersonating a police officer and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

FBI Arrests Leader Of Armed Militia Rounding Up Migrants At Southern Border

US Customs and Border Patrol, meanwhile, said in a statement that it does not support citizens who take the law into their own hands – instead encouraging citizens to be on watch.

UCP’s Facebook following has more than doubled since Thursday’s initial report on the detentions.

That said, when asked what UCP would do if told to leave the border by state police, Benvie said they would likely comply – and if they felt their rights were violated, sue the state of New Mexico.

“There’s not going to be any standoffs, this isn’t the Bundy Ranch,” said Benvie.

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  • Hasbara Hunter
    • MichaH

      1. Because they can.
      2. No intelligent and reasonable human being wants to bring, or just let in, foreign persons into his own country.

      • Sinbad2

        Not true, American companies make a lot of money out of these virtual slaves.
        Why pay you a decent wage when you can have a slave for almost nothing?

        • Bill Wilson

          Most of the illegal aliens are hired by illegal aliens that operate contract labor services for various businesses that typically have mostly Hispanic workers and can provide fake documentation for them when asked.

      • Hasbara Hunter

        The U.S. think they OWN the World…that is their Problem…they piss on the World & its People…

      • Concrete Mike

        1. Because you gov is out of control.

        2. What kind of heartless selfish peice of shit are you? I will always choose to help my fellow.man. tomorrow that very same man will save you.

        Go back to breitbart with your friends, arguing that socialism destroyed venez..

        • Bill Wilson

          Socialism did destroy Venezuela. The freebies doled out by Chavez and Maduro turned the population into lazy shits.

  • watcher12

    Good for these constitutionalists, clean presentation and no violence. FBI is more terrorist than these folk. They are doing a service to both the illegal border crossers (committing a federal crime) and to the US Border service. These border crossers were probably guided to a life of difficulty if not slavery by those in the US wanting to harvest their energy cheaply or use them for other purposes. The Govenor should not be supporting criminals which is what the border crossers are, but should be supporting and aiding these good Americans volunteering to help the understaffed border patrol. There is and has been a regular process for those wishing to come and live in America. Those that are waiting to enter through existing channels are being cheated and deprived by the ingress that is primarily a political drive to affect American businesses and workers. Mexico is an affluent country and the people in these migrant trains have been offerred places to live and work in Mexico. Generally they have refused believing that there is a better free handout in America. Unfortunately the United States Corporation has conducted military actions worldwide that have increased flows of migrants. This could be described as karma.

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Apparently he was arrested because he embarrassed the “Border Patrol.” During the early 1990s we (“we” meaning 3SFG) worked with BP on JTF6 missions. BP was then (as now) utterly fucking useless.

  • alejandro casalegno

    In the second photo…….a riht wing militia……with a palestinian “Fedayeen” kefiyhe!!!!!

  • Allan Greedspoon

    Cannot understand why they keep quoting the SPLC (Southern Poverty law Center), a corrupt, zionazi, bolshevik 5th column that despises every facet of the American constitution and has been proven to be a huge money laundering scam . .

  • dez nuts

    Thank god for these people. Citizens should always have the power to take situations in their own hand. God bless patriots

    • Sinbad2

      The people should vote for politicians that represent their interests, but Americans vote for politicians that represent for the plutocrats.
      A nation gets the politicians it deserves.

      • Sean

        It doesn’t matter who they vote for because they get the same result every time.

        • Sinbad2

          Yes it does matter, but if you think you only have 2 choices, yes you will get the same result.

          • Sean

            Whether they vote Democrat or Republican; liberal or conservative, all major parties are essentially two sides of the same coin and serve the same masters.

  • Sinbad2

    Why do these migrants go to the US?…………..For jobs, which they easily get.

    If American authorities wanted to stop the inflow, all they would have to do is make it an offense to employ someone who doesn’t have a social security number.

    The US economy relies on refugees working in slave like conditions, that’s why the US Government only pretends to want to stop them.
    No wall is needed, just stop employing them.

    This scam alone demonstrates that the US Government works for the corporations, and not the American people.

    • Sean

      Also applies to America and Europe:

      https://youtu.be/Jj7iDgJvWjA

      • Sinbad2

        And Australia.
        Do you know why they do it?

        It goes to the core of our economic system.
        Capitalism is a pyramid scheme, money comes in at the bottom in the form of labour, and moves to the top as capital. At some point the common people run short of money(labour) to feed the pyramid, so they bring in more people(labour) to feed the pyramid.

        Without the immigrants GDP would fall, and Governments would have to create more inflation to keep up the appearance of growth.

        Nobody ever reads Marx, they just know he was evil, but if you can put up with his verbose analysis he explains that capitalism has to go through a massive collapse(war), so it can start again. But the elites do not want to give up their wealth to reboot the system, so they come up with ways of delaying the inevitable.

        • Sean

          I hope you realize that even fewer people read Mein Kampf or any other third-position literature for that matter, most merely assume what they are told and have no curiousity to read into it to find out that what he was like and what we’re told he was like are separate from one another.

          Furthermore, although Marx had some criticisms of jews in their involvement with Capitalism, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels both had jewish ancestry, both were judeophiles and both never experienced economic hardship themselves as they both had wealthy family connections; Friedrich Engels owned a factory and Karl Marx (whose real name was Moses Mordecai Marx Levi) was never a blue-collar worker and came from a long paternal line of rabbis who don’t work for a living.

          Review of Joseph W. Bendersky’s Book: The “Jewish Threat” & The Irony of Declassified U.S. Intelligence Dossiers: https://wearswar.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/wearswar-review-of-joseph-w-benderskys-book-the-jewish-threat-the-irony-of-declassified-u-s-intelligence-dossiers-antisemitism-in-the-military/

          • Sinbad2

            Marx was an economist, he reviewed the financial system, and was also born a Jew.
            Jonas Salk invented Polio vaccine and was also a Jew, would you choose to die from polio rather than take medicine invented by a Jew?

            What you are saying is you have never read Das Kapital, but it must be wrong because the author was born a Jew.

            Your attitude is extremely common, every western Government has condemned it since it was printed, just like they condemn Julian Assange, and they condemned Jesus Christ. Your bigotry totally blocks out any possibility of rational thought.

          • Sean

            You forget that every western government is controlled by a jew and so is Russia, China and nearly every other country in the world in some form or another. If my attitude towards jews and their toleration for their supremacist brothers and sisters (as it is essentially a supremacist religion) were common, they would not still have control in the west today. AIDs was invented by a jew, a jew perfected the art of propaganda; not to mention the fact that Einstein was a fraud and his people have a higher tendency to plagiarize their works.

            their religion is highly materialistic and devoid of spirit, they have a 3,000 year old tendency to be welcomed into a country and gradually attempt to takeover, only to be kicked out when the populace finally had enough of their predatory exploitation. Then the cycle repeated itself over and over until they finally got their way. Capital is not their ultimate goal, it is power and the fulfillment of their “messianic” prophecies to form a one world government with its headquarters in Jerusalem. Non-jews are considered chattel in their eyes and therefore perceive them as being inferior.

            97% of all scientific achievement occurred in North America and Europe, yet you’re being told that the West (and by extension the White race) is the most evil thing to have ever set foot on the face of the earth, despite being responsible for the majority of human advancement throughout history. Communism by contrast murdered 155 million people from 1917-1985.

          • Sean

            Please stop marking my comments as “spam” if you are. Why should someone read what you want them to read if you’re unwilling to read what they send or suggest to you? You also seem to assume that by reading Das Kapital, people would arrive to the same conclusion that you have.

            What I have said about jews is perfectly rational, I recommend reading “Propaganda” by Edward Berneys to understand how the media and education system formulates the attitudes, behavior and beliefs of the people of any particular nation(s). The Youtube channel “Cultured-Thug” uploads good material, including stuff about the JQ on his bitchute channel (intelligent and introspective jewish and Gentile authors articulate the many inherent and natural differenced between jews and non-jews, aka “Gentiles” or “Goyim”).

            Be sure to remove the spaces when you copy and paste these links into the search bar:

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          • Sean

            I copied and pasted the timestamp at 10:40, the part I want to show lasts from 10:40 towards the 13:11 timestamp.

            The Other Israel by Ted Pike: https: // youtu. be/ CrN00h_Djro?t =640

            How the jews Mock Christ: https: // youtu. be/g EeK6Cdiz Ak?t= 55

            “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire

          • Sean

            Marx was a hypocritical ideologue.

          • Sean

            In the comment with the links to screenshots, the first and second link are of the same screenshot (my mistake).

          • Sean

            I’m not sure if you’ve already seen it, but Karl Marx was the third cousin of a Rothschild and was paid by one of them to write the Communist manifesto. I’m sure we can agree to disagree. My last message, sorry for the excess by the way.

            On an unrelated note, Ayn Rand was born as Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum in Russia, but changed her name before immigrating to America, with the Hebrew word ayin (eye) as the likely source of her new first name. Like the eye atop the pyramid on US bank notes, the pyramid and the eye are major symbols in Freemasonry. One of her lovers who helped finance her works, including “The ‘Virtue’ of Selfishness” was Philip Rothschild.

            Surreal Photos from a Rothschild family ball in 1972:

            https: //www.collective-evolution. com/2017/12/02/17-genuinely-creepy-photos-from-a-1972-rothschild-dinner-party/

            Kosher Capitalism: https: //youtu. be/Pq1kDfhRfxg

            Book breakdown found on Cultured Thug’s Bitchute channel:

            “The Jews & Modern Capitalism” by Werner Sombart

            Karl Marx’s Elite Connections (Genealogical Study): https: //youtu. be/6Gus1D5I-5w

            Historians Confirm Karl Marx Was Employed By The Rothschilds: https: //newspunch. com/karl-marx-employed-rothschilds/

            Karl Marx Planned a “Holocaust” for Europe’s “Racial Trash”: https: //youtu. be/M4piKE8OvAA

            Quote: http://prntscr.com/ngigfo

            “The classes and races too weak to master the new conditions of life must give way, they must perish in the revolutionary holocaust.” ~ Karl Marx People’s Paper, April 16 1856.

          • Sinbad2

            Is that you Justin?
            A fruitloop by any other name would be as crazy.

          • Sean

            “When the debate is lost, ridicule becomes the tool of the loser.” – Socrates

          • Sean

            Two things:

            1.) Cognitive Dissonance: http://bit.ly/2GKcFDW
            2.) Confirmation Bias: http://bit.ly/2DAry9U

            https://youtu.be/_78eugXUehA

    • Sean

      They bring them in to make the white population a minority in all white majority countries and eventually breed us out of existence until the whole world is made up of a universal tan man.

      • Sinbad2

        They bring them in because they are cheap, just like they brought in the Irish and Polish.
        The cheaper the labour the greater the profit.
        Capitalism doesn’t care about race, they will take money from anyone.

        • Barba_Papa

          This. A thousand times this. None of this great ‘White Replacement’ bullshit, that’s just racist conspiracy thinking. Capitalism doesn’t care about race, neither white, brown, black or asian, it only cares about money. And as much money that can be made in the short term. Bringing in migrants means undercutting the bargaining power of native labor, thus keeping wages low and profits high. That it means undermining Western countries in the long run matters as little to capitalism as pollution of the environment does. Who cares about tomorrow when a quick buck can be made today?

    • Sean

      Mass immigration actually harms employment opportunities, especially for the demographic majority.

    • Sean

      Mass immigration actually harms employment opportunities, especially for the demographic majority. “Affirmative action” policies actually push out more skilled people (usually Whites and East Asians) in favour of people who are lesser qualified for the job. Not only that, but they will have the employee (even if they’re loyal and productive) they’re going to replace train the employee that will replace them (usually in office jobs).

    • Barba_Papa

      When you get asylum seeker status you get a social security number. So that’s not going to stop them. And Congress is not going to stop employers from hiring them. Too many of them are campaign contributors so Congress is not going to bite the hand that feeds them. They’ll begrudgingly will give some support to building the wall, because that’s the best compromise between pleasing the employers who pay for their elections, and the voters who want something done about illegal immigration. But by itself the wall will not stop it. It will slow immigration down, but fully stop it? Humans are very creative, they will find a way.

      What we need is not just effective border control (also in Europe), we need to penalize employers for hiring illegals, ruthlessly extraditing illegals back to their countries of origin and abolish asylum seeking in the West. The latter only encourages abuse as people from all over the world will abuse this system trying to travel to the country with the best possible deal. It should be really simple, the moment you cross the border of the country you’re from that has war or human rights abuse you’re safe. Period. You keep on going you’re no longer a refugee but an illegal migrant and should be treated as such,

      But I reckon the most important thing to stop illegal immigration is to make sure that the countries of origin aren’t such shitholes to begin with. So stop fomenting wars in them and help to develop them instead.

      • Sinbad2

        “Congress is not going to bite the hand that feeds them”

        The hand that feeds them is the banks, all western nations are plutocracies, the elites run it for their benefit, we are just the feedstock for their machine.

        • Sean

          All governments around today are either absolute monarchies (Brunei Darussalam and the Wabbabist/Salafist Persian Gulf Monarchies), rigged plutocratic democrazies, autocratic oligarchies (most pretend they’re democratic) or Communistic totalitarian regimes (with N. Korea being the last one standing).

          • Sinbad2

            Yes, it has always been that way, the only real difference between China and the USA, is in China the state rules the rich, whereas in America the rich rule the state.

            North Korea has been under siege since 1950 and cannot be compared to other countries, except perhaps Iran and Cuba.

          • Sean

            China has crony capitalism and members of the Communist party are open to more economic opportunity and other privileges than the ordinary citizen; wherever there’s been a Communist takeover, the party ends up becoming “more equal” than the rest of the population and although replaces the bourgeois it essentially becomes a quasi-nobility and often tends to exploit and murder its own people to a far greater extent than would the nobility and later the bourgeois when they came into the picture and replaced the nobility.

            https://youtu.be/Y9F9rnRF8Zc

            Being under siege doesn’t excuse the abuse of their people.

            https://youtu.be/pZYgqDTMNV8