The first, notable, nameable arrest along Amerika’s porous Southern border was of the leader of a group of patriots who do the job the government won’t.
The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico.
The arrest came two days after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused the group of illegally detaining migrants and New Mexico’s Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered an investigation.
Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
“We’re not worried about it, he’s going to be cleared,” said Jim Benvie, a spokesman for the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), blaming his arrest on political pressure from Lujan Grisham.
Even with a national emergency (heretofore with NO emergency action), we can’t halt the migratory flow but we can persecute our own. Hey, Donald! You’re doing it wrong. Ask Nancy and AOC. This guy’s okay. This is a man whom most Democrats wouldn’t mind voting. That is if he really is a convicted felon.
I hope he’s released within 20 days. He’s just an unaccompanied “minor” and “refugee” of the documented variety. No felon is illegal – unless enforcing the law is illegal.
This is one of the reasons why we have the Second Amendment.