ACLU accuses armed civilian militia group of unlawfully detaining migrants

New Mexico

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an investigation a militia group detaining immigrants at the border. 

The United Constitutional Patriots say they simply want to help protect the border. 

“This country was built on three things: God, guns and guts, and that American flag has to keep flying. It’s in danger, a lot of danger right now,” said John Horton, United Constitutional Patriots.

Now, the ACLU has sent a letter to Gov. Lujan Grisham and Attorney General Hector Balderas. They claim the group unlawfully arrested nearly 300 migrants at Sunland Park on Tuesday night.

“These individuals should not attempt to exercise authority reserved for law enforcement,” said AG Balderas in a statement.

The group posted videos online showing migrant families.

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