Government sources told Fox News that it has taken surveillance video showing heavily armed bands of Mexicans escorting groups of illegal aliens across the border and into the U.S.
Fox obtained video showing the Mexicans dressed in battle gear and carrying multiple weapons helping illegals cross the border.
The area is almost identical to where last week agents apprehended 399 Guatemalan immigrants who arrived in several buses just 100 yards from the border. The area contains no pedestrian fence and is adjacent to the busy Highway 2 in Sonora, Mexico.
How long will it be until these criminals erupt in firefights with our border patrol agents whose job it is to protect our border and keep illegals at bay?
“This is highly unusual and highly concerning to the agency,” a border official told Fox News. “These armed individuals along the border represent an escalation of tactics. This is not mom and dad and kids deciding to head to the border. This is a no kidding, orchestrated effort to bring individuals to the US. It is not just the numbers. It’s who is running this enterprise.”
This is frightening and speaks to a brewing shooting war on the border.
Couple this story with the recent incident where a U.S. soldier surrendered his firearm to a Mexican soldier while thy were on U.S. soil!
According to the Washington Examiner:
A senior defense official says the Pentagon is reviewing how U.S. soldiers responded during an incident this month in which Mexican troops detained and disarmed Americans on Texas soil.
The standoff between two U.S. soldiers and as many as six Mexican military officials on April 13 is believed to be the first of its kind, according to the senior defense official from Northern Command, or NORTHCOM. “This is the first incident that we’re aware of that the two militaries came together,” the official told the Washington Examiner.
Two Army soldiers from Washington state were sitting in an unmarked Customs and Border Protection vehicle south of the U.S. barrier but north of the international boundary near Clint, Texas, when Mexican troops moved in on them.
The Mexican soldiers, each carrying FX-05 Xiuhcoatl rifles, detained, disarmed, and questioned the U.S. troops. One soldier’s Beretta M9 service pistol was taken from him and temporarily confiscated.
This is intolerable!
But it speaks to growing tensions that Democrats are allowing to fester and grow.
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