Pentagon officials are considering a new request for military assistance along the southern border, a defense official said Monday.
The United Constitutional Patriots, an armed militia at the southern border in New Mexico, has drawn intense scrutiny after live-streaming its activities on social media. Groups like the UCP routinely litter parts of the border with traps of all brands to discourage — and now detain at gunpoint — migrants from coming to U.S. territory.
Armed militia groups have patrolled the U.S.-Mexico border. However, a New Mexico militia group is raising tensions by detaining illegal immigrants.
In an abrupt change, CBP has announced it will start releasing some migrant families from its detention facilities in Texas due to overcrowded conditions.