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the leader of an armed group accused of illegally detaining migrants at the U. S. southern border was detained himself by the FBI and set to appear in US District Court on Monday this country was built on three things god guns and guts sixty nine year old Larry Hopkins was arrested in New Mexico on Saturday on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition his arrest comes after the ACLU called on authorities to put a stop to the militia groups operations the United constitutional patriots or you see P. describes itself as a patriot group helping US border patrol deal with the surgeon undocumented migrants a spokesman said its members who dress in camouflage and carry rifles have helped agents detain over fifty six hundred migrants in the last two months but critics accused the group of impersonating law enforcement as well as promoting hate and violence tensions at the U. S. Mexico border have risen as president Donald Trump continues to push his hardline stance on immigration we have to close up the borders with doing it US customs and border protection said in a statement it did not support citizens taking law enforcement into their own hands it instead encourage the public to be its eyes and ears on the border