'God's Army' protesters rally in Texas against migrant crossings

February 04, 2024

Scrawled on the side of one of the vehicles reaching Quemado -- population 162 -- were the words "Join the God Fight." One of the event's organizers has called those massing here "God's Army," suggesting holy backing for their cause. "Migration on the border is out of control," said 43-year-old Robyn Forzano, who was guarding the entrance to the Quemado ranch where protesters were meeting. Many arriving vehicles bore signs supporting former president Donald Trump, the Republican favorite in this fall's election, or blasting his likely opponent, incumbent Biden. "Certain individuals or certain groups claiming to be an 'Army of God' are coming to our community to spread hate and to spread dissension.