SUNLAND PARK – The ACLU of New Mexico is calling for the governor and attorney general to investigate an “armed vigilante group currently engaged in unlawful detention of hundreds of migrants” on the border near Sunland Park.
The organization sent a letter Thursday to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Attorney General Hector Balderas, both Democrats, asking for an investigation after seeing video posted on social media by the United Constitutional Patriots.
“I was horrified. I was outraged to see young children being held apparently at gunpoint in the dead of night in a remote part of the desert by people who have unknown motives,” said Peter Simonson, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico.