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DEA REPORT: MINUTEMEN REDUCE FLOW OF ILLEGAL DRUG TRAFFICKING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DEA REPORT: MINUTEMEN REDUCE FLOW OF ILLEGAL DRUG TRAFFICKING

 

PHOENIX, AZ (July 13, 2006) – Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (“MCDC”), released the following statement about the DEA intelligence report crediting the Minutemen with helping reduce the flow of illegal drugs into the United States by 20% in 2005:

“It is gratifying to have documented proof of what the Minuteman Corps has been saying all along:  a lawful presence on the border deters illegal activity.  Our goal has been to see the rule of law brought back to the border.  We have sought to show the government what we think homeland security should look like. When you have obvious vigilance on the border, illegal activity goes away. That's what we have been trying to get the federal government to realize—that the government needs to hold the line actively, visibly with committed boots on sovereign U.S. soil. 

“The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps stood watch all year and brought attention to the fact that the United States borders are not secure.  While the Minutemen are on sentry, the bad guys are deterred, and the governments of both Mexico and the United States are encouraged to increase their presence surrounding our civilian border watch efforts.”

"U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), vice-chairman of the House Republican Conference and member of the House Immigration Reform Caucus released this statement:

"Every thief knows that it's not worth stealing if you know you're going to get caught. This report clearly demonstrates that one of the most effective tools to curb illegal immigration and criminal activity is getting more eyes and ears along America's borders, and especially in those documented points-of-entry which are overrun by drug cartels. I applaud the men and women of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps for continuing to ably supplement the efforts of law enforcement officials to do just that."

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