The Times podcast: A new militia at the U.S.-Mexico border

Patriots for America leader Sam Hall looks through binoculars
Patriots for America leader Sam Hall, right, patrols as members confer with local law enforcement.
(Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times)

Patriots for America patrols the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, stops migrants, and questions children. They call it faith-based ministry work; civil rights groups say they’re just another racist group of extremists. Today, we follow them in action. Read the full transcript here.

Host: Molly Hennessy-Fiske

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