In this Aug. 11, 2014 photo, a Border Patrol agent sits on the levee in Mission, Texas. On Aug. 6, 2014, a few hundred yards down the levee, Border Patrol agents arresting immigrants mistook seven armed militia members who helped detain immigrants for state troopers. The presence of armed militia members working on their own in a region known for human smuggling, drug smuggling and illegal immigration has added one more variable to an already complex and tense situation.
In this Aug. 11, 2014 photo, a Border Patrol agent sits on the levee in Mission, Texas. On Aug. 6, 2014, a few hundred yards down the levee, Border Patrol agents arresting immigrants mistook seven armed militia members who helped detain immigrants for state troopers. The presence of armed militia members working on their own in a region known for human smuggling, drug smuggling and illegal immigration has added one more variable to an already complex and tense situation. Christopher Sherman Associated Press
In this Aug. 11, 2014 photo, a Border Patrol agent sits on the levee in Mission, Texas. On Aug. 6, 2014, a few hundred yards down the levee, Border Patrol agents arresting immigrants mistook seven armed militia members who helped detain immigrants for state troopers. The presence of armed militia members working on their own in a region known for human smuggling, drug smuggling and illegal immigration has added one more variable to an already complex and tense situation. Christopher Sherman Associated Press

Militias complicate situation on Texas border

August 18, 2014 12:47 PM