Armed militia members, who are unofficially patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border, may try obstructing international bridges in Rio Grande City, Roma and Falcon Dam, which are located in Starr County, Tx.
Law enforcement officials claim they received a tip that some militia members plan to protest illegal border crossings by blocking traffic on the U.S.-Mexico bridges on Sept. 20 (video below).
International bridge authorities, local politicians and Customs and Border Protection officials met on Thursday to formulate a plan to deal with the possible blockade.
"What can we expect? I don't know. The unknown becomes an issue that we really got to prepare for," Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal told KRGV 5.
"I'm 100 percent sure that with the National Guard, with DPS, with Border Patrol and local law enforcement, we'll communicate and we'll handle whatever comes," added Mayor Villarreal.
"If they're here to block traffic, to be a hindrance between traffic and the port of entry, that causes a problem. It's a huge safety issue," stated Mayor Villarreal. "A port of entry is not just a port of entry for people; it's also a port of entry for commerce. There are hundreds of millions of dollars that transact at the ports of entry."
Many of the militia men practice the open carry of rifles, which worries Mayor Villarreal.
"I'm not going to lie to you, it's going to make us nervous. We're not used to seeing firearms being openly displayed," said Mayor Villarreal.
In more immigration controversy, Pinal County, Ariz., Sheriff Paul Babeu expressed his outrage today about Border Patrol agents making a birthday cake for a 13-year-old boy from Honduras who is an undocumented immigrant, reports Breitbart.com.
“I can give you a window into this administration because just a month ago, while all this was going on, we heard, myself and countless sheriffs in Fort Worth, Texas, heard a director, he told us a story how wonderful it was these Border Patrol agents, federal law enforcement, had a birthday cake for this 13-year-old Honduran, and he’s never had a cake, and I was unglued," Sheriff Babeu told Fox News.
Sheriff Babeu also claimed that ISIS terrorists could “clearly” sneak across the U.S.-Mexico border.