Officials released night surveillance footage showing one large group making their way over the U.S. -Mexico border.
"My office has been informed that this week, an armed group has detained almost 300 people near Sunland Park, New Mexico", Attorney General Hector Balderas wrote in a statement. "These individuals should not attempt to exercise authority reserved for law enforcement".
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico says "armed vigilantes" are detaining migrants near the U.S. -Mexico border and is calling on officials to launch a probe into the group it calls a "fascist militia". "We urge you to immediately investigate this atrocious and unlawful conduct".
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"If these people follow our verbal commands, we hold them until Border Patrol comes", Mr Benvie said, describing the interaction as a "citizen's arrest".
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The militia members advocated for Trump's proposed border wall on the video streams and echoed the president's anti-migrant rhetoric, warning of an "invasion".
It added that patrols "on the margins" of the law create risks for the safety of migrants. "It should go without saying that regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone", she said. Their tactics, however, triggered a massive backlash as they were seen chasing down suspected illegals and holding them at gunpoint before surrendering them to United States authorities.
"Threatening innocent children and families fleeing violence and seeking asylum is unacceptable and flies in the face of our values as a state and a nation", they said in a joint statement on Twitter on Friday.
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Jordan also said she didn't know the last time she had a bath - she guessed it was "almost a year ago" at the time of the call. The siblings were isolated from the outside world and were often denied showers, medical care and food, authorities said.
The men appeared to call border patrol agents, who later were seen. "Border Security operations are complex and require highly trained professionals with adequate resources to protect the country". "We are concerned this is such a potentially explosive situation, we are anxious someone is going to get hurt".