Militia Group May Be Planning Border Protest This Weekend

Law enforcement officials and city leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley are preparing for what they say could result in tense moments or violence. ABC News affiliate KRGV-TV in McAllen, TX, reports that officials say they received word that members of a militia are threatening to block ports of entry to protest illegal crossings on September 20th.

The report added that in Starr County, international bridge authorities met with Customs and Border Protection officials last week to discuss the potential problem and find a plan of action. Starr County has international bridges in Rio Grande City, Roma and Falcon Dam.

ABC’s Jim Ryan joined us to discuss.

Follow us on Twitter:

SHARE