Mexican Troops Disarmed U.S. Soldiers On The American Side Of The Border

April 23, 2019 in News by RBN

 April 23, 2019

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As if things at the border weren’t crazy enough, now the Mexican military is disarming U.S. forces? The wildest part about all of this is that this all took place on the American side of the border.

Armed Mexican troops disarmed two United States soldiers while they were on the American side of the border, U.S. defense officials have said according to The Washington Examiner.

U.S. Northern Command said in a statement that “five to six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting border support operations” this month. The U.S. soldiers were in an unmarked Customs and Border Protection [CBP] vehicle near the southwest border near Clint, Texas.

A spokesperson told CNN, “The US soldiers were appropriately in US territory” during the encounter, the statement added.

During the incident, the Mexican soldiers pointed their weapons at the US troops, removing a soldier’s sidearm and returning it to the unmarked US vehicle, the officials said.

The Mexican troops were armed with what appeared to be assault rifles, according to one official. Officials said that the US soldiers allowed the weapon to be taken “in an attempt to de-escalate a potential volatile situation.”

“Throughout the incident, the US soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols,” Northern Command said.

The NY Post adds:

“The feds on Tuesday revealed that 103,492 asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrants were apprehended at the southern border in March — more than double the number last March and an increase of more than 26,000 from February.

Customs and Border Protection officials had predicted that the number would hit triple figures because of the huge surge of desperate Central American families seeking asylum in the US.

They also said the number could continue to rise as the weather warms and more people are willing to risk the perilous trek through Mexico.

President Trump has railed against the rising numbers and is searching for ways to stanch the flow.

He’s threatened to close the border down if Mexico doesn’t act to prevent undocumented immigrants from seeking asylum in the US, which they are entitled to do by law.”