White Supremacists and Xenophobic Groups Build Private Border Wall as Part of a Political Stunt
Trump Administration and Local CBP Officials in Complicity with Extremists Groups
Statement by BNHR Executive Director Fernando Garcia
“It is very clear for us at The Border Network for Human Rights that the construction of a portion of the wall in private property, is nothing but a political stunt by white supremacists and xenophobic groups. They are part of the same militia groups that are posing as law enforcement agents, arresting migrants at gunpoint and promoting fear in Southern New Mexico.
These extremist groups do not belong to our border community, they do not know our border and we will not allow them to come and define it for us. These extremist groups come from other parts of the country to keep promoting their racist agenda in our community, to keep imposing their ill-conceived and erroneous belief that we need a wall to keep us safe when in fact we had never need it.
It is becoming quite obvious the complicity, contemplation and inaction of the Trump administration and local CBP officials towards these extremist groups previously when they were acting as armed law-enforcement agents and now in their efforts to privatize border and immigration enforcement by constructing walls in private property. Their efforts are part of a political campaign to further militarize our border region, to keep promoting fear, to keep putting children in cages, and to create chaos and mayhem.
BNHR is watching very closely their actions and we are ready to document any violations to the US Constitution and the rights of border residents. Congress has made it clear that we do not need a wall, and we would like to remind them that no one is above the constitution.”
The Border Network for Human Rights, founded in 1998, is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations located at the U.S./Mexico Border. BNHR has over 7,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.–