FBI Arrests Leader of Armed Militia 'Detaining' Migrants at Southern Border
FBI Arrests Leader of
Armed Militia 'Detaining'
Migrants at Southern Border Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, is the leader of the United Constitutional Patriots, UCP.
He was arrested by the FBI
on Saturday in Sunland Park, NM,
on charges of being a felon in
possession of firearms and ammunition.
His arrest followed a Facebook
live video in which members of
UCP appeared to be holding
migrants against their will.
The group claims its objective
is to "uphold the Constitution
of the United States." UCP regularly patrols the
U.S., Mexico border to protect
citizens "against all enemies
both foreign and domestic.” Armed with rifles and
dressed in camouflage, the group has helped U.S. Border
officials detain more than 5,000
migrants in recent months.
U.S. CBP statement, 'The Washington Post' Hopkins has been quoted as saying
that America was "built on three
things: God, guns and guts."