Posted: Jul 8, 2014 6:16 PM
Updated: Jul 8, 2014 6:24 PM
VON ORMY - A militia is gathering south of San Antonio to prepare for what they say is a mission to secure the border.
A leader with the group said they will deploy to Laredo first and spread from there to other parts of the border. The group set up a command center in Von Ormy to train and get organized.
The group has a website called Patriot Information Hotline. The group will not say how many members make up the militia.
The commander is a man named Chris Davis.
"We have patriots all across this country who are willing to sacrifice their time, their monies, even quit their jobs to come down and fight for freedom, liberty and national sovereignty," Davis said.
Border Patrol officials sent CHANNEL 5 NEWS a statement about the group.
"Customs and Border Protection does not endorse or support any private group or organization from taking matters into their own hands as it could have disastrous, personal and public safety consequence," the statement said.
"CBP appreciates the efforts of concerned citizens as they act as our eyes and ears. Securing our nation's borders can be dangerous. Interdicting narcotics and deterring and apprehending individuals illegally entering the U.S. requires highly trained law enforcement personnel," the statement said.