Militias Test The Civility Of An Arizona Border Town

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Arivaca, Ariz., is a tiny village, population about 700, with an outsize problem. It sits just 11 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border and has become a magnet for self-styled militia groups from out of state that say they want to patrol the border and stop migrants. Their presence has strained a town that has long prided itself on its live-and-let-live, cooperative spirit. When the women of Arivaca gather for Monday afternoon gentle yoga, there are certain topics they know to avoid. "We just don't talk politics," says Sue Soucy, a staunch supporter of President Trump. Then she adds: "Will I vote for Trump again? Absolutely!" "And I would die before I would!" chimes in Marjorie Leon, to gales of laughter. Avoiding politics helps keep the peace, says...

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Militias Test The Civility Of An Arizona Border Town

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