The Official Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

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PHOENIX, AZ— Al Garza, National Executive Director of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) calls upon members of the Hispanic American community to join him in opposing the amnesty bill scheduled for debate in the U.S. Senate beginning next Monday, May 14, 2007.   Mr. Garza has spent the last few years building a coalition of Hispanic Americans throughout the nation and within MCDC who share a concern for border security and enforcement of immigration laws, and who are committed to educating the Hispanic community on these vital national issues.

“As Hispanic Americans, we find it repulsive and insulting that our government would promote any form of amnesty for overtly illegal conduct, while American citizens continue to be held accountable under the same laws.  We are all equal before the law in America, and our laws should be enforced on illegal entrants to our territory,” states Al Garza, National Executive Director of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.  “We will continue to work within the Hispanic American community to foster an understanding for the need for border security and strict enforcement of the law for all.”

Mr. Garza and the Minutemen urge citizens to immediately contact the White House and their U.S. Senators in order to demand that their representatives in Washington, DC oppose the bill under consideration that forces amnesty forward into law.  In addition, voters should remind Members of Congress to enforce the funding of a security fence on our nation’s borders that received passage in both the U.S. House and the Senate, and President Bush signed into law last year.

The Minutemen’s Hispanic Coalition is led by:
Al Garza, Arizona
Rosana Polito, Illinois
Olivia Garza, Texas
Tony Dolz, California

The Minutemen, unlike the U.S. Government, have already been implementing a plan for border security 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.  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, the West Bank in Israel. 

The Minuteman Fence was recently featured in National Geographic magazine. 

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 aid in the construction of 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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