Hundreds of gun-toting militia members and vigilantes are reportedly heading for the U.S.-Mexico border to help prevent what President Trump has described as an “invasion” of the country by dangerous migrants. After Trump deployed thousands of U.S. troops to the border in anticipation of migrant caravans that are still hundreds of miles away, several militia groups organized their own caravans, according to The Washington Post. “We’ll observe and report, and offer aid in any way we can,” Shannon McGauley, a bail bondsman near Dallas suburbs and the president of the Texas Minutemen, told the Post. McGauley said at least 100 members of the Texas Minutemen were already en route to the Rio Grande, with more expected to follow. “I can’t put a number on it,” he said. “My phone’s been ringing nonstop for the last seven days. You got other militias, and husbands and wives, people coming from Oregon, Indiana. We’ve even got two from Canada,” he said. Other militia members reportedly showed up in New Mexico last week to offer help to local authorities in Columbus, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
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