MINUTEMEN TO MONITOR THE BORDER, REPORT ILLEGAL CROSSINGS AND SUPPORT BORDER PATROL AGENTS IN SECURING OUR POROUS BORDERS
PHOENIX, AZ —The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) begins their semi-annual Fall border watch operation entitled “Secure America,” scheduled from 28 September to 28 October 2007. The muster will be concentrated throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Washington State, and will serve to demonstrate citizen support and appreciation for the work conducted by agents of the U.S. Border Patrol.
“The Border Patrol receives an endless supply of empty political rhetoric—and little else—from Washington lawmakers who refuse to set the priorities or provide the necessary resources for securing our nation’s porous borders,” states MCDC President and Founder Chris Simcox. “MCDC volunteers know Border Patrol agents are severely undermanned and continuously punished with less support and ever more high-risk, especially since the withdrawal of the National Guard in August.”
Current federal policies already raise concerns that our broken borders serve as an open pathway to an increasing illegal alien migrant invasion. MCDC believes that the media’s “no illegal immigrant story here” spin on the recent New Jersey MS-13 gang execution-style murders, and reluctance by the federal government to enforce immigration laws will exacerbate a worsening situation of criminal cartel border incursions and “coyote” migrant-trafficking violence, which has been fed by irresponsible “amnesty” talk from the Bush administration.
The results of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps border watch for illegal alien activities include:
- Border Sightings – over 30,000
- Confirmed with U.S. Border Patrol – 13,534 alien intruder apprehensions from 26 foreign countries
- Rescues – 310 saved from dying in the desert
- Five 30-day operations in five states totaling 750 days on Watch
- Seventy-two monthly weekend operations totaling 216 days on Watch
- Total days of Minutemen on Watch at the border 966 days
- 100 local chapters created in 50 states
- Minutemen on rolling Watch in local communities 365 days a year 24x7
- Defeating Amnesty Legislation in Washington, DC
- Leading the Charge: Making the Illegal Alien Invasion and Border Security a National Issue
Unlike the U.S. government, the Minutemen have already been implementing a plan for border security that is more than “virtual” and that includes an effective material barrier—by volunteering their time, energy and personal funds in order to build highly effective demonstration security fencing on private ranch land, expensed through private donations obtained from thousands of citizens nationally. To educate the public and force federal government attention to the realities of border security, Minuteman volunteers have taken steps to build this fence along the border utilizing state of the art technology with 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, and recently featured in National Geographic magazine.
Simcox concludes, “By monitoring the borders and building effective and affordable fencing, MCDC patriots shall serve as a deterrent to illegal alien lawbreakers and demonstrate border security to the feds—because true border security for America is the only way to resolve this crisis. It is our duty to that the withdrawal of the National Guard presence and lack of a full-border physical fence does not send the wrong message to international drug dealers, career criminals and terrorists with designs upon America.”