The Official Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

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SENATE AMNESTY BILL IGNORES CITIZEN DEMAND FOR BORDER SECURITY FIRST


FAST-TRACK AMNESTY PROGRAM SET FOR DEBATE THIS WEEK

PHOENIX, AZ— The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) are increasing their pressure on Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and other members of the United State Senate who are fast-tracking a cloture vote on an amnesty bill (S. 1348) that ignores the demands of U.S. citizens who seek border security as the priority.  This bill was crafted in collaboration with members of the Bush Administration, mimicking last year’s Kennedy-McCain bill in officially creating a roadmap to dangerously deep and wide illegal alien amnesty that President George W. Bush has been aggressively espousing since his State of the Union Address in January.

”For citizens who are concerned with the crisis of border security, now is our time to shine and muster the support of our nation in her own defense,” states Chris Simcox, founder and President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. “It is high time we demonstrate to the out-of-touch Washington elites, feckless lawmakers and the open borders lobby that Americans will not take lying down the abuse of the rule of law, and the wholesale colonization of our nation by illegal intruders.”

The bill under consideration this week is being co-sponsored by Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Ken Salazar (D-CO). The Minutemen urge citizens to immediately contact these Senate offices in order to voice their opposition to the amnesty bill as well as to remind all 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 signed into law by President Bush last year.

Unlike the U.S. government, the Minutemen 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.  To educate the public and force federal government attention to the realities of border security, 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 and the West Bank in Israel, and recently featured in National Geographic magazine.

Simcox continues, “Our elected leaders need to be actively enforcing border security – not aiding and abetting a foreign invasion via amnesty schemes. Voters should inform their elected officials that they are to fulfill the requirements of the U.S. Constitution and the oaths of office that go with federal public service—to protect and defend the general welfare.”

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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