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Two nights ago, an armed civilian militia organization describing itself as the “United Constitutional Patriots” arrested nearly 300 people seeking safety here, including young children, in New Mexico. Other videos appear to show even more recent arrests.
The vigilante members of the organization, who posted videos and photographs of the unlawful arrests, are not police or law enforcement and they have no authority under state or federal law to detain or arrest migrants.
The Trump administration has emboldened white nationalists to flagrantly violate the law.

This has no place in our country — we cannot allow armed civilians to kidnap and detain people seeking asylum.

@ACLUNM is urging the governor to immediately investigate.
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