Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

AG Balderas’ Statement on Arrest of armed individual detaining migrants at the border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20th, 2019

 Contact: David Carl (505) 288-2465

Albuquerque, NM – Please see the below statement from New Mexico Attorney General Hector
Balderas, following the FBI arrest of Larry Mitchell Hopkins, a member of the armed group of
individuals reportedly detaining migrants near Sunland Park, New Mexico, for being a felon in
possession of a weapon:
“This is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families. Today’s
arrest by the FBI indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law
enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes.”

Raul Torrez

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