The Official Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

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PHOENIX, AZ—The May Day protests scheduled throughout the country today are significantly smaller than previous anti-sovereignty demonstrations, but the sentiment of their organizers still serve to undermine the laws of the United States by championing illegal alien amnesty and open borders legislation in the U.S. Congress. While the Mexican flags and hate-filled racialist language have decreased since last year, the organizers’ intent to conduct subversive activities is clear, especially on a day that commemorates revolutionary behavior on behalf of communist and socialist dictators throughout history.

“Rewarding lawbreakers, just like celebrating May Day, is un-American,” states Chris Simcox, President and founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. “We need to secure our country’s borders and therefore its future first, before we offer amnesty to those who have unlawfully breached our borders.”

The Minutemen have just completed their bi-annual thirty day national muster along 800 miles of the U.S.-Mexican border in California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona as well as monitoring the U.S.-Canada border in New York, New Hampshire and Washington State. During this muster, the Minutemen have witnessed U.S. Border Patrol agents attacked by Mexican drug dealers with assault rifles, and observed and reported thousands of illegal border crossers attempting to enter the United States—many of whom were not apprehended by the Border Patrol due to the lack of funding for adequate manpower, and because of the absence of a border fence to provide our nation with a security barrier.

Unlike the U.S. Government, the Minutemen have already been implementing a plan for border security that includes pressuring Congress to oppose amnesty legislation and to secure the border 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. Minuteman volunteers have also 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.

Simcox continues, “We need to continue to put pressure of Congress and the White House to ensure they do not give up the future of this country on a silver platter to lawbreakers without consideration for the general welfare of our citizenry. It is unjust to leave law-abiding American citizens helpless to defend themselves against well-organized international crime cartels and violent foreign gangs, rapists, murderers and drug dealers who are terrorizing our neighborhoods and exploiting the prosperity and generosity of this great nation.”

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 assist in building effective and affordable demonstration 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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