Armed Patriots Vow Continued Patrols as Monthly Border Crossings Reach 100,000

Article author: 
Victor Skinner, American Mirror
Article publisher: 
American Renaissance
Article date: 
15 May 2019
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
An armed group of citizen patriots patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico have vowed to continue operations to assist Border Patrol despite an eviction from their previous camp.
Jim Benvie, spokesman for the newly formed Guardian Patriots, told the Las Cruces Sun News numerous “volunteer patriots” continue to patrol sections of the New Mexico border and work in conjunction with Border Patrol officials, though they’ve moved to a new location on private property.
“Nobody who’s been on the border left. There’s been no breakup. Everyone is still here,” Benvie said, {snip}.
Benvie denies the allegations, but the controversy resulted in the crowd funding sites PayPal and GoFundMe closing online campaigns for the Constitutional Patriots, so the group relocated to private property and changed its name to Guardian Patriots.
But Benvie contends they’re not leaving any time soon.
“If we left here right now we’re letting America down,” said Benvie, who also disputed media reports about racist comments and intimidating behavior attributed to the group.
Border Patrol “welcomes assistance” from private groups and the public in locating illegal immigrants but “does not endorse private groups or organizations taking enforcement matters into their own hands,” according to a statement.