On Tuesday, US Border Patrol released a startling video showing a group of armed men, believed to be involved with Mexican cartels, “escorting” a mother and son to the US-Mexico border, near Arizona.
The shocking video clearly reveals that the men are armed with assault rifles and equipped with what appears to be paramilitary gear.
While details remain scarce, the heavily armed men in the video are definitively shown helping others to cross over the existing barrier, as well as coming onto US soil, themselves, while carrying assault rifles.
#BorderPatrol cameras observed armed men escorting a mother and her 8-year-old son to the int’l boundary west of Lukeville, AZ. The armed men dropped off the pair in an area commonly used by smugglers to bring large groups of Central Americans into the country illegally. pic.twitter.com/xwJZZgvlbD
— CBP (@CBP) April 23, 2019
Social media commenters were infuriated, and demanded action while condemning Congress for its continued failure to address the growing problem.
Many urged Border Patrol agents and US military personnel in the area to use extreme caution.
If they are armed it’s time to put the hammer down.
— Patriot 🇺🇸💪🏼📖❤️🇮🇱⚖️ (@Patriot87270992) April 23, 2019
In Iraq, these armed men would be considered terrorist and eliminated with a firing solution. Sad we don’t protect our borders as we do theire
— Roger (@rogpeck2002) April 23, 2019
We need guarded border patrol for each single inch of out borders. Do not believe the Demon Rats’ lies! It is real and it is an invasion to our country. If you love your family, you need to fight for our country’s border right now!
— Sarahi Hannah Estephani (@SHEtheAuthor) April 23, 2019
As I understand, US physical barriers are well inside the actual Int’l border. So these armed men, with what appears to be full-auto weapons are on US soil. What would happen to me if I walked around on US soil with a fully automatic weapon? You just going to take my picture?
— JayMac (@RealKnucklefist) April 23, 2019
How could any member of Congress say that we don’t need a WALL after watching this? The Left wants to DISSOLVE the SOVEREIGNTY of ‘these’ United States, and that makes them my MORTAL ENEMY!!! I mean that with my SOUL, and may God Help Me Even More!!!
— Mark T. (@whatsyurprob) April 23, 2019
Stay safe border patrol!
— vera kes (@verawishful1) April 23, 2019