The Official Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

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PHOENIX, AZ—Dozens of volunteers from the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) served on the United States-Mexico Border alongside National Guard troops and Border Patrol agents this past weekend in response to the drug cartels who incited acts of aggression last week  forcing national guard troops to retreat.  For the last few years, MCDC members have assisted Border Patrols agents in the apprehension of over 10,000 illegal crossers, many of whom were transporting drugs, and have since witnessed the west desert corridor become the busiest in the Tucson Sector for marijuana and contraband seizures.
“I am not at all shocked by this incursion; our President and federal government have sent these lawbreakers a message of immunity if caught, and a helping hand to accomplish their criminal goals,” stated Chris Simcox, founder and president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.  “Our nation is being overrun by the influx of illegal aliens as well as drug cartels that show no signs of fear in crossing our border because the   federal government refuses to do the job they were elected to do, and refrain from supporting the open border advocates.”
MCDC has been conducting border watching activities since 2002, while pressuring the President and Congress to increase funding for border patrol activities, but due to the inaction of the President and Congress, began volunteering their time and money in order to build a security fence on the United States-Mexico border.  This year with private donations from thousands of citizens nationally, MCDC will build a fence along the border 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.
Simcox continues: “The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has taken notice of this incursion and will no longer tolerate our federal government's refusal to secure our borders and protect our public safety rather than promote illegal activity and cooperate with corporate America to exploit human beings for their cheap labor. The deployment of the National Guard is not only mandatory, it is the duty of our elected officials to enforce immigration laws, but the Minutemen will gladly volunteer their time until our government gets its priorities straight.”
The Minutemen 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.

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