US: Trump's vigilantes against migrants On Route 7 into the Heart of Patagonia 1 day ago   12:32

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Jim Benvie is the leader of a controversial armed vigilante group in the US. Heavily-armed members of this group go out every night to find and detain people crossing the border. Human rights organizations are outraged.

Some of the armed vigilante groups in the US are accused by the media of having connections to the far right. The groups say that this is "fake news" and yet many members cover their faces and refuse to reveal their identities. The groups operate in a gray zone. They are allowed to carry weapons in New Mexico, but not to point it at people. But an assault rifle aimed at the ground also has a very intimidating impact. The groups are not allowed to arrest people. This is the task of the US Border Patrol. Officially, this latter does not work with the vigilantes. Unofficially, it is clear that they are cooperating. A report by Oliver Sallet.

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Comments 2672 Comments

250sig
They have nothing to do with Trump. Somebody should be arresting them.
Jakd Crypto
pick your own crops and clean your own toilets 'Merika, or shut up!!!
Greg Lindstrom
are they fencing us in???
Jane Mortz
I saw no pointing of guns. And you would believe someone sneaking into out country. Ya right. There's not enough border control, we need that fence. The sex traffic is sick, along with drugs, and diseases. The new jobs that are reported are no were near close enough to have jobs for this many, over 1000,000 a month coming in. Ok, so where do we work. What would be the pay.
J. A.
God bless these patriots for helping with securing the US border. Something has to be done, a complete wall must be built! The United States cannot continue supporting all of these immigrants coming in and eventually the insane amounts of undocumented people pouring in every day will end up destroying this great country as it is today. And no I absolutely am not a racist, I am a U.S. citizen who is concerned about the future of America.
DAVID BADGLEY
"Trump's vigilantes"? With a prejudiced title. Insulting and utterly untrue. Perfidious EU propagandists.
Fla sun
Oh yip yip YIPPY! 12 MORE TEENAGERS FOR AMERICA CAN TAKE CARE OF IF CAUGHT. IF not they'll go on the streets to steal, prostitute and join up in gangs
mark novak
they left out the part where the railroad had them evicted from their property. trespassers. lol.
Mateo Trejo
Dont get confuse , the capitalists( rich people) is the one that contracts this iligolos becouse they are chipper & is an alliance between rich and poors, so sad
Handsome James
Another Great video of the day! Who profits from illegal immigration? U. S. Businesses, benefit from lower PAID wages. I once spoke with a woman from Mexico at a McDonald's.
She said: "For $7.25 per hour, I will work here for the rest of my life!"
Gerald Leszczynski
Why can’t you aim your weapon at a foreign invader
Kimberly Bennett
#supportourveterans
Kimberly Bennett
We are not violating their constitutional rights. NOT THEIR COUNTRY they dont have constitutional rights.
needmoreramsay
Chen or Chin. Fkn backstabbing traitor
Brian Homka
Thank you for your service....and doing a service the Dumbocrats refuse to address!
Archie
You can bet there is abuse I use to be a border patrol agent we called them Maggots and worse when no one was looking or listening and these where so called Professionals
Archie
Anyone can climb that wall unless your wheelchair bound thank you Humpty Trumpty
johanna cannata
Hey you know what , we have poverty and crime here in the U.S...Just go to Los Angeles and see the sea of homeless pooping in the streets with drug needles all over the ground . Get back invaders ....We are full up ....
Noel Horvath
I don't see how this is any different than a neighborhood watch. I though good citizens were supposed to contact the authorities when they observe a crime being committed. "If you see something, say something".
k HONZI
This is reporter is super biased.
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On Route 7 into the Heart of Patagonia US: Trump's vigilantes against migrants 1 day ago   42:26

A trip along Chile’s National Route 7, the Carretera Austral, takes us into the stunning wilderness of Patagonia - a place that many German emigrants chose as their new home almost a century ago.

The Carretera Austral is straddled by mountain ranges, primeval forests, fjords, volcanoes and a huge ice field. It has taken decades to carve its way through the almost impassable terrain - even now a lot of traffic is forced to take a detour across the border into Argentina. The military dictator Augusto Pinochet made the construction of the road a national priority in the 1970s, sending thousands of soldiers to the region to work under the most adverse conditions. One of the last surviving members of Pinochet's junta, former military police chief Rodolfo Stange, talks about the road’s strategic importance for the regime.
German marine biologist Vreni Häussermann tells us about a catastrophe in one of the Patagonian fjords - an event that underlines how economic expansion along the route has adversely affected the natural environment in southern Chile. On our journey we meet descendants of German emigrants who found a new home in Patagonia’s remote vastness after the First World War. An insight into the past and present of this unique region.

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