Skip to comments.Minutemen End Vigil, Claim Success
Posted on 05/01/2005 2:59:30 PM PDT by IonImplantGuru
NACO, Ariz. - Volunteers recruited over the Internet to monitor illegal entrant activity along a stretch of Arizona's border ended their monthlong efforts Saturday as they began - peering through binoculars along a dusty border road.
Members of the Minuteman Project hailed results as a huge success, and organizers plan to expand the mission to the other states bordering Mexico, as well as to parts of the Canadian border - in Idaho, North Dakota, Vermont and Michigan. They also plan to take on employers who hire illegal immigrants.
"This could not have been done without all of you. You did this together - you the people," co-organizer Chris Simcox told some 150 Minutemen and supporters at a last-day meeting outside a church in Palominas.
Simcox said the project has inspired millions of supporters across the country and reiterated a message he delivered to congressmen last week in Washington: The people will lead themselves "in an effort to secure our borders, to protect our families, our children, our neighbors and our way of life."
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And please: spare me any of your "...but it's a dry heat..." jokes!
I hope this continues and maybe the idiots in Washington will start paying attention to the people that put them into office.
This is TRULY a NEIGHBORHOOD WATCCH !!!!!!!!
those volunteers are patriots who should be hired and payed to secure the borders IMO.
I didn't know this was a temporary thing? Too bad. will it start up again?
To my knowledge most of the illegal traffic is west of Nogales, a lot of it on Tohono-O'odom indian reservation land and I'm thinking the Tohono would snuff any Minuteman-style vigilance on their land. Their tribe historically straddles the border and movement back and forth across the border is normal to them.
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