Skip to comments.Minutemen release video of Mexican Army incursion at U.S. border
Posted on 01/21/2006 10:12:03 PM PST by Tarantulas
Minutemen release video of Mexican Army incursion of U.S. Border
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) January 20, 2006 The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) announced the release today of video footage of an incursion by a unit of the Mexican army across the U.S. border in Arizona.
Chris Simcox and a group of Civil Defense Corps volunteers encountered a squad of approximately eight armed Mexican soldiers about 500 yards inside American territory.
The Mexican soldiers started running back through the brush to Mexico when they realized they had been spotted.
The video shows a uniformed Mexican soldier climbing through a barbed wire fence on American soil to return to the Mexican side of the border as he races to catch up with the other Mexican soldiers who had also climbed back through the fence as they retreated back into their country.
The soldiers raced up a hill to a group of abandoned buildings at a ranch where military transport vehicles with more soldiers were located.
A group of armed Mexican soldiers then returned to the barbed wire fence (on American soil) and confronted Simcox and the volunteers. A discussion in Spanish ensued, with the agitated soldier 'in charge' saying the Americans had no business being there.
Simcox and the volunteers did not budge. The Mexican soldiers left and drove off. Judging from earlier activity observed at the ranch that morning, Simcox is of the belief that a trafficking operation had been disrupted by the volunteers.
The footage, filmed in 2004, was sent to then Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge. His office did not respond. The video has remained in the Minuteman video archive and is being released in response to recent news reports that over 200 cross-border incursions by the Mexican army have been documented since 1996.
Click here to watch the video
Gee, maybe they realize that our government won't do anything about it. Do we even have a policy dealing with illegal immigration any more?
Hasw anybody read Michael Levine's book Deep Cover? If I remember correctly, he alleged the DEA was actually flying drugs into the U.S.
No surprise here. They had to change their panties.
what is illegal immigration?
Did not Fox say that the Mexican military stays away from the US/Mexican border?
I don't believe anything Fox says. He is cut from the same politically correct screw-the-people kind of cloth as Clinton, and his record for telling the truth is about the same.
kind of a crumby video...the cameraman jumps around all over and doesn't keep it focused on the action very well. Lot's of repeats and the audio sucks . I suppose they were scared , but they could have done a way more effective job of what they tried to do. Where does the film show the Mex's on our side ? Stepping thru the fence ? That would be priceless ! No wonder
Homeland Security ignored it , if this is all there is to it.
Yes, eliminate the use of the word ILLEGAL!
Please don't ask for forgiveness for not being an American. Your opinion is as valid as anyone's.
It's hard to tell why a person from Haiti would receive bad treatment from US Immigration agents. Maybe there is more to that story than you are being told.
The immigration problem has been building for years. There is a group of sympathizers within this country who tries to label any attempt at keeping the illegals out as some kind of racist effort. This accusation of racism has kept the politicians from taking effective action against the problem. Another accusation from the sympathizers is that we need the illegal aliens to work here because they do the jobs that American citizens don't want to do. This is actually wrong, since the jobs that the illegals are doing now are jobs that Americans were doing 50 years ago. There are very few "entry level" jobs in this country because many of them are already being done by illegal aliens. It's a wonder our unemployment rate isn't much higher than it is.
Just because there are day labor centers at Home Depot stores in California doesn't mean Home Depot hires illegal aliens. It means that they spend money to give the illegals a place to gather where employers can come and hire them. This is actually an illegal act if Home Depot has reason to believe that some of the people they are aiding are in this country illegally. I wish the federal government would take action against Home Depot, but so far they haven't.
uh its not home depot, its the city of los angeles. in order for home depot to get a building permit to build a store, a safe haven thing must be built for "day workers". get it? btw, los angeles among thousands of other cities have sanctuary policies, in other words, they order the civil employees not to cooperate with federal immigration laws. place blame where blame lies, at 1600 pennsylvania ave.
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