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CA: Volunteers to Patrol Border Near San Diego
LA Times ^ | 5/4/05 | Anna Gorman

Posted on 05/04/2005 9:46:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Invigorated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's praise for the Minuteman Project in Arizona, a Chino group says that it has enlisted hundreds of volunteers to patrol the Mexican border near San Diego this summer.

Organizers are hoping that Border Watch will keep the national spotlight on what they see as a failure of the Bush administration to secure the country's borders from illegal immigrants and terrorists.

"This is not about race," said Andy Ramirez, 37, chairman of Friends of the Border Patrol. "It's about protecting America's borders."

Ramirez, whose grandfather was a Mexican immigrant, said he had collected more than 300 applications from former military personnel, police officers, customs agents and others. Volunteers will not confront illegal immigrants, he said, but will report their location to the Border Patrol.

Opponents, including the ACLU of Southern California, worry about the potential for violence and escalating racial tensions. They denounced the citizen brigades as vigilantes and questioned the campaign's motives.

"I think the only reason behind this effort is to get media attention," said Christian Ramirez, director of the San Diego office of the American Friends Service Committee, a peace and social justice organization. "The Minuteman Project was very successful in selling the concept that they were protecting the nation and supporting Border Patrol agents.... It was a publicity stunt."

The first training session is scheduled for June, but patrols won't begin until August because of the need for extensive planning, organizer Andy Ramirez said.

The Minuteman Project, which ended its armed patrols in Arizona last week, is supporting the new effort and helping gather volunteers.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderpatrol; borderwatch; immigrantlist; minutemanproject; minutemen; sandiego; volunteers

1 posted on 05/04/2005 9:46:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4.1O dana super trac pak; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

ping


2 posted on 05/04/2005 9:49:08 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: NormsRevenge

Where do I sign up ?


3 posted on 05/04/2005 9:54:23 PM PDT by jokar (On line data base http://www.trackingthethreat.com/db/index.htm)
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To: JesseJane; B4Ranch

ping


4 posted on 05/04/2005 9:55:00 PM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: NormsRevenge

When they get around to doing the northern border here in WA, I'll be glad to volunteer. I can't afford to go the the southern border for that long.

I think they'll be surprised what the northern border turns up. (Besides tons of weed.)


5 posted on 05/04/2005 9:55:34 PM PDT by datura (Fix bayonets.)
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To: tame

Hey Tame good to see you. Are you still in central Cal ?


7 posted on 05/04/2005 9:56:15 PM PDT by jokar (On line data base http://www.trackingthethreat.com/db/index.htm)
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To: jokar
Where do I sign up ?

hey, there, jokar! long time no see. i may see you over there :o)

there is a volunteer form you can sign online. do a search for andy ramirez, and the name of the group to find their website.

8 posted on 05/04/2005 9:56:51 PM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: jokar
Are you still in central Cal ?

yep. but i will make a trip to southern cal to volunteer if at all possible :o)

9 posted on 05/04/2005 9:58:10 PM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: tame

Well I'm some what close to the border and if I can be a Waylay station.freepmail me


10 posted on 05/04/2005 10:01:18 PM PDT by jokar (On line data base http://www.trackingthethreat.com/db/index.htm)
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To: tame; Travis McGee; AnnaZ; Lazamataz

Well, persnally I would like to meet Travis. He lives closer then I do.
Good Lord San Diego is a fun town.


11 posted on 05/04/2005 10:07:21 PM PDT by jokar (On line data base http://www.trackingthethreat.com/db/index.htm)
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To: NormsRevenge
Thanks for posting this article.

Let the games begin!

Hubby volunteered in Arizona. When interviewed about the "racist/ism" issue, he said "I think the one who's racist in all this is Vincente Fox...He doesn't believe in or care enough about his own people to think they could find success in their own country. That's the "soft bigotry of low expectations that our President warned us about."

He said they REALLY liked his answer ;-)

12 posted on 05/04/2005 10:13:04 PM PDT by NordP (Keeping America Great - Rice/Hughes in 2008 ! -- What do you mean, she won't run?)
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To: jokar; tame
Here's the San Diego wall, made of surplus runway matting, 8' high. It allows the coyotes to move unseen to their jump over positions, out of sight of the BP. When the spotters report that the white BP SUVs have driven out of sight over a distant hill (not to return for hours) the illegals jump over and run for the weeds.


13 posted on 05/04/2005 11:22:09 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: NormsRevenge

Looking forward to being there, along with some other "vigil aunties & vigil grannies". We'll be armed with our chairs and binoculars.


14 posted on 05/04/2005 11:25:57 PM PDT by janetgreen (Minutman Project - American patriotism!)
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To: Travis McGee; jokar

what a poor excuse for a wall we have. it's SO EASY to fix this problem. it pisses me off that our government is willfully negligent on such a crucial issue.


15 posted on 05/04/2005 11:34:00 PM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: jokar
Well I'm some what close to the border and if I can be a Waylay station.freepmail me

Will Do!

16 posted on 05/04/2005 11:35:08 PM PDT by tame (Are you willing to do for the truth what leftists are willing to do for a lie?)
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To: Travis McGee

The date is not set, is it? Just "this summer"
which probably means July or August, not June.

Watch me miss it. :(


17 posted on 05/04/2005 11:40:57 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I think the only reason behind this effort is to get media attention," said Christian Ramirez, director of the San Diego office of the American Friends Service Committee, a peace and social justice organization.

I think the only reason Christian Ramirez said this is to get media attention.

18 posted on 05/05/2005 12:12:58 AM PDT by judgeandjury
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To: gubamyster; All
For "Thunder on the Border," click this picture:


19 posted on 05/05/2005 1:13:22 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: NormsRevenge
Opponents, including the ACLU of Southern California, worry about the potential for violence and escalating racial tensions.

The ACLU and other "opponents" would be the first to instigate violence if they thought they could get away with it.

They denounced the citizen brigades as vigilantes and questioned the campaign's motives.

People reporting crimes in progress are not vigilantes and I question the motives of people who routinely support the breaking of the law by foreign nationals.

"I think the only reason behind this effort is to get media attention," said Christian Ramirez,

Got a problem with that, Ramirez?

20 posted on 05/05/2005 4:04:20 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: backhoe

Clear Channel should have their balls cut off for posting this add. They will sell their soul to the devil for money.


21 posted on 05/05/2005 5:05:43 AM PDT by G-Man 1
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To: backhoe

Clear Channel should have their balls cut off for posting this add. They will sell their soul to the devil for money.


22 posted on 05/05/2005 5:05:44 AM PDT by G-Man 1
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To: DumpsterDiver

Looks like the ACLU is willfully ignorning the results of the AZ Minuteman project. They're just reciting the same talking points again.


23 posted on 05/05/2005 7:15:15 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: jiggyboy

24 posted on 05/05/2005 8:20:41 AM PDT by Irontank (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under)
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To: gubamyster

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Be Ever Vigilant!

Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!


25 posted on 05/05/2005 8:41:51 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: NormsRevenge

BUMP


26 posted on 05/05/2005 11:20:26 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if they're open to non-military/LE types?


27 posted on 05/05/2005 3:29:38 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP ("The Republican Party is the France of politics" - Laz)
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