An armed militia has gathered in Von Ormy, Texas, which is south of San Antonio, to train its members who are planning to go to Laredo and other Texas towns to secure the U.S.-Mexico border against undocumented immigrants, mostly children.
The group's website PatriotsInformationHotline.com states, "We hold an open invitation for all active or potential groups on the ground to contact us for any help we have to offer."
"We have patriots all across this country who are willing to sacrifice their time, their monies, even quit their jobs to come down and fight for freedom, liberty and national sovereignty," militia commander Chris Davis told Channel 5 News.
In response, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement:
Customs and Border Protection does not endorse or support any private group or organization from taking matters into their own hands as it could have disastrous, personal and public safety consequence.
CBP appreciates the efforts of concerned citizens as they act as our eyes and ears. Securing our nation's borders can be dangerous. Interdicting narcotics and deterring and apprehending individuals illegally entering the U.S. requires highly trained law enforcement personnel.
"Everybody realizes something has to be done, and we are here to look out for our fellow man while ensuring our national sovereignty," Davis told the Houston Chronicle.
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Davis has reportedly served in the U.S. Army and National Guard, and has joined some pro-gun Open Carry Texas events.
The armed militia will secure the border in a "legal and lawful manner," Davis added.
TheMonitor.com recently reported that "a man who identifies himself as Cmdr. Chris Davis" stated in a YouTube video, "You see an illegal. You point your gun dead at him, right between his eyes, and you say, 'Get back across the border or you will be shot.'"