The Official Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

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PHOENIX, AZ—The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) express dismay towards the “diplomacy” of President George W. Bush’s trip to Central and South America, where he laid out the red carpet for amnesty of those entering the United States illegally.  Rather than inform his international counterparts that the United States will strictly enforce our immigration laws, and that he expects them to strengthen their economies in order to ensure their countries are economically viable enough to sustain their own people in industries other than drug and human trafficking, Bush weakly waved the white flag of surrendered U.S. sovereignty. 

While the President traveled throughout countries in South and Central America these last few days, he told their leaders that he is embracing “comprehensive immigration reform” for the U.S.—a euphemism for open borders which has already been identified as a policy roadmap to full-on amnesty.  This administration’s agenda continues to permit Mexico to exploit the drug trade, and President Felipe Calderon to embarrass our nation and its citizens who suffer from drug addictions with criticisms of America such as were reported on this failed trip.  

“Our President squandered an opportunity to let the world know that we are serious about border security and immigration reform,” states Chris Simcox, founder and President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.  “A fence on our southern border would curtail drug trafficking and thereby prevent the Mexican President from making our country the butt of his jokes about the character of our people.”

During his several day visit, the President let the Central and South American countries know he has created a roadmap to amnesty that will allow many of their citizens remain despite entering the U.S. illegally, in an effort to prop up their economies and revitalize their nations’ commitment to NAFTA..  The President emphasized his feelings when he told each President he met with, “I will work as hard as I possibly can to pass comprehensive immigration reform.”

Simcox continues, “We will not allow our President to lay out a red carpet to international gang syndicates, arms dealers, sex traders, rapists, drug traffickers and terrorists. The President misled his counterparts by letting them think U.S. citizens would welcome the illegal invasion of foreign nationals under the guise of free trade.”

The Minutemen continue to volunteer 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.  This Minuteman project has 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.  The Minuteman Corps is committed to complete this project even while the U.S. Congress “authorized” and then the Bush administration neglected to release funding for a fence on the United States-Mexico border last year. 

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.

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