MINUTEMEN TO MONITOR 800 MILES OF BORDER TO DETER ILLEGAL CROSSINGS AND DISRUPT DRUG TRAFFICKING
PHOENIX, AZ-The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) is pleased to announce their bi-annual thirty day border watch operation, this year entitled "Stand Your Ground." The border muster is being organized nationally throughout April in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Washington, New York and New Hampshire. Thousands of MCDC members will cover 800 miles of the northern and southern U.S. borders in order to reduce the illegal crossings and drug trafficking that are traditionally higher in the months of April and October, by providing border monitoring support to the U.S. Border Patrol.
"DHS secretary Michael Chertof and Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar both are reporting apprehensions are down along the U.S./Mexico border - yet our volunteers are reporting the flow to be at an all-time high. We will use this April muster to expose the truth to the nation and hope the major news media outlets will join us in order to accurately inform the nation that our borders are being overrun with criminals."
Currently, the Minuteman message of "border security first" has provided growing impetus for the creation of 78 chapters organized nationally at the state and local levels. MCDC border monitoring activities have led to the apprehension of over 13, 429 illegal entrants since October 2002, with 26 occurring this past weekend. History has shown that April and October are the busiest times of the year for both illegal crossings and drug trafficking, which the Minuteman observe and report to U.S. Border Patrol agents along the frontier.
However, even while the U.S. Congress "authorized" and then neglected to fund a fence on the United States-Mexico border last year, the Minutemen continue to volunteer their time to build highly effective demonstration security fencing on private ranch land, funded through private donations obtained from thousands of citizens nationally. MCDC has already taken steps to build fence along the border utilizing the fiber optic mesh produced by FOMGuard, USA, also currently in use on U.S. military installations, the DMZ in Korea and the West Bank in Israel.
Simcox continues, "We will not allow our country to have a welcome mat out to international gang syndicates, arms dealers, sex traders and rapists, drug traffickers and terrorists. By monitoring the borders and building effective and affordable fencing, we shall serve as a deterrent to these lawbreakers and demonstrate border security to the feds-which is the only way to resolve this crisis."
The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) is a peaceful, law-abiding and citizen-led initiative organized to stand watch at our borders and in our neighborhoods, report illegal activities to the proper authorities, and build border fencing on private lands using private donations. Additionally, MCDC seeks to urge local and federal officials to enforce our immigration laws in order to keep our families and country safe. MCDC conducts border watch operations that assist the activities of the U.S. Border Patrol, reports employers of illegal aliens, and advocates to keeps tax dollars from being used for illegal alien benefits.