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Members of the Constitutional Patriots New Mexico Border Ops Team militia, Viper and Stinger who go by aliases to protect their identity, patrol the US-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico on March 20, 2019.

The FBI arrested the leader of a militia that has been detaining migrant families at the border

The militia group has recently sparked backlash for detaining migrants at the US-Mexico border at gunpoint.
Stinger, a member of Constitutional Patriots New Mexico Border Ops Team militia is pictured on patrol at the US-Mexico border near Mt. Christo Rey in Sunland Park, New Mexico on March 20, 2019.

Armed vigilante groups at the US-Mexico border have been stopping migrant families and detaining them at gunpoint

Armed, right-wing vigilantes have been detaining large groups of migrants crossing the US-Mexico border and holding them at gunpoint, videos show.
Migrants arrive at an Annunciation House facility to be cared for after being released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on January 14, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.

US-Mexico border apprehensions have skyrocketed to a 12-year high as officials warn of a ‘breaking point’

President Donald Trump has raged about the numbers, and begun purging top officials at the Department of Homeland Security in response.

Trump is booting out anyone who tells him his immigration ideas are illegal. Experts are worried about what will happen next.

Experts say whoever replaces DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will face pressure to enact illegal policies, and that the courts will strike them down.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017.

Trump says without the family separation policy, migrants are treating the journey to the US like a trip to Disneyland

Donald Trump argued that family separation is an effective way of deterring migrants from coming to the US, but also blamed the practice on Obama.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during a meeting of the Federal Commission on School Safety in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure as Homeland Security chief comes amid Trump’s increasingly harsh border crackdown

Nielsen's ouster is the latest in a series of increasingly brash actions from the White House to stem the flow of migrants seeking asylum in the US.

Twitter freaks over an old clip where Trump appears to call asylum seekers ‘animals’ — but they’re wrong

The viral clip actually shows the president refer to members of the Central American MS13 gang, not asylum seekers, as "animals."
Lower Rio Grande Valley near Rio Grande river in Hidalgo County.

Trump criticizes Bush and Obama administrations for building ‘not a good-looking wall’

President Donald Trump spoke about border security during a roundtable with Border Patrol officials in Calexico, California, on Friday.
Contributor Lawrence Jones (left) appeared on Fox News wearing a vest while reporting from the US-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas.

People are criticizing a Fox News contributor for wearing a protective vest at the border as though it were a ‘war zone’. He says Border P...

Some reporters spoke up on Twitter, noting that they frequently participated in ride-alongs with Border Patrol without being required to wear a vest.

2 maps that show how every state’s economy would suffer if Trump shuts down the US-Mexico border

Big states along the border and industrial states in the Midwest could be especially hard hit by a disruption in trade between the two countries.