BORDER SECURITY FIRST IS NOT THE PRIORITY IN COMPREHENSIVE “AMNESTY” BILL
PHOENIX, AZ— The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) expresses deep skepticism over the amnesty legislation that was introduced today by members of the United State Senate that effectively creates the roadmap to the dangerously deep and wide illegal alien amnesty program that President George W. Bush has been aggressively espousing since his State of the Union Address in January. The provisions of this legislation abandon U.S. citizen demands for physical border security in order to politically pander to the millions of illegal aliens already present within our nation and the millions more poised to flood the United States.
“Our politicians are rewarding illegal behavior instead of addressing a serious national security concern by securing our borders and increasing the amount of agents needed on the ground,” states Chris Simcox, founder and President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. “The bill introduced today is far more likely to encourage greater numbers of illegal immigrants than to resolve our current crisis."
The bill was crafted with the leadership of Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Ken Salazar (D-CO), all of whom have championed amnesty legislation in the past. The Minutemen urge citizens to immediately contact all Senate offices in order to voice their opposition to the amnesty bill, as well as to remind all Members of Congress to enforce the funding of a security fence on our nation’s borders that received passage in both the U.S. House and the Senate, and was signed into law by President Bush last year.
Simcox concludes,” We have three more days left to ensure we demonstrate to the out-of-touch Washington elites, feckless lawmakers and the open borders lobby that Americans will not take lying down the abuse of the rule of law, and the wholesale colonization of our nation by illegal intruders. All citizens concerned with the crisis of border security must work hard to keep this legislation from reaching the President’s desk.
Currently, Minuteman volunteers are actively examining the previously proposed amnesty legislation (S.1348) and are standing ready to review the legislation proposed today, in order to provide sunshine on a closed door process and proposal that seeks to ignore a serious national security risk. Commentary and analysis from Minuteman citizen activists can be found on our website, at http://forum.minutemanhq.com/phpBB2/, as soon as the Washington Elites choose to make the actual text of the legislation available to the American people.
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 aid in the construction of 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.