The Official Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

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PHOENIX, AZ —The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) call upon Congress and the White House to resist all attempts by Mexican President Felipe Calderon to influence our U.S. immigration and border security policies in consideration of Mexico’s national interests.  Today, Mexican truck drivers begin the first steps towards full blown implementation of the North American Union by transporting cargo throughout the U.S., while today’s Washington Times reports our government is loosening border security checkpoint inspections by persons entering by vehicle or on foot.

“Why are the ‘colonial’ interests of Mexico in the U.S. of more interest to Washington, DC than the concerns of America’s working men and women?  For years we have warned the nation that our national security, public safety, our prosperity and very sovereignty are imperiled—that our country was being illegally colonized and given away to lawbreakers and alien criminals by the politicians we’ve elected to protect us,” states MCDC President and Founder Chris Simcox.  “We have received an endless supply of empty political rhetoric from Washington and the only way we can remain confident that our borders are secure and our hometowns do not become ‘sanctuary cities’ for machete-wielding gang murderers, is to finish building our fence and to finally begin enforcing our immigration laws.”

Just this week, President Calderon announced that "Mexico does not end at its borders" and that he would forcefully seek to affect U.S. policies. In an effort to demonstrate citizen outrage towards those remarks and the apathy exemplified by lawmakers on the issue of border security, Minutemen volunteers will converge on the border throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Washington State for their semi-annual Fall border watch muster. The muster will operate from 20 September to 28 October 2007 and provide much needed support to U.S. Border Patrol agents who are again being overburdened, due to the withdrawal of National Guard troops who were previously stationed on the U.S.-Mexico border.

To date, the results of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps border watch for illegal alien activities include:

• Border Sightings – over 30,000

• Confirmed with U.S. Border Patrol – 13,534 alien intruder apprehensions from 26 foreign countries

• Rescues – 310 saved from dying in the desert

• Five 30-day operations in five states totaling 750 days on Watch

• Seventy-two monthly weekend operations totaling 216 days on Watch

• Total days of Minutemen on Watch at the border 966 days

• 100 local chapters created in 50 states

• Minutemen on rolling Watch in local communities 365 days a year 24x7

• Defeating Amnesty Legislation in Washington, DC

• Leading the Charge: Making the Illegal Alien Invasion and Border Security a National Issue

Unlike the U.S. government, the Minutemen have already been implementing a plan for border security that is more than “virtual” and 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 designed to utilize 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 concludes, “By monitoring the borders and building effective and affordable fencing, MCDC patriots shall continue to serve as a deterrent to these lawbreakers and demonstrate border security to the feds—because true border security for America is the only way to resolve this crisis.  We are confident that our leadership on this issue will move our government to reconsider its lack of effective action on our nation’s porous border.”

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