Skip to comments.Border Patrol Group Seeks More Enforcement ~ After yesterday's unreported riots.....
Posted on 05/03/2006 8:31:36 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Minuteman Project civilian border patrol group planned to kick off a 12-city tour Wednesday to build support for its get-tough border stance in the wake of pro-immigant rallies around the country.
Organizers said they will use the caravan, which is scheduled to finish on Capitol Hill, to mobilize voters and recruit members. The group is made up of volunteers who patrol the border and strongly oppose illegal immigration.
The group hopes to counter the impact made by the more than 1 million illegal immigrants and their supporters who took to the nation's streets earlier this week. Project officials acknowledged, however, that they would have a hard time mustering the same kind of numbers for a rally of their own. Demonstrations by the Minuteman Project on Monday were scattered and small, often numbering fewer than 100 people per city.
"Our power is not putting a million people on the street, our power is putting 10 million people at the voting box," said Stephen Eichler, the group's executive director. "Their voice is accompanied by a lot of bodies, but our voice is accompanied by even more bodies who aren't going to go out in the street."
The caravan is scheduled to leave from Los Angeles and arrive on Capitol Hill for a May 12 rally as senators rush to pass an immigration reform bill before a Memorial Day deadline set by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.
Federal lawmakers must then reconcile the Senate bill - which will likely include a guest worker program and a potential path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants - with a House bill that would criminalize them.
The caravan will include about 100 staff members and supporters, said Eichler. It will stop in President Bush's vacation haven of Crawford, Texas, as well as in Phoenix, Ariz.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Abilene, Texas; Little Rock, Ark.; Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.; Montgomery, Ala.; Atlanta; and Richmond, Va.
One supporter, Penny Magnotto of Upland, Calif., said she and a friend were planning to follow the caravan in their RV and visit seven additional states on their return to recruit more members.
"If one in 100 people that we meet up with kind of get it and see that we're nice family people I will be thrilled," said Magnotto, founder of the Minuteman spin-off Minutewomen on the Road.
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which will likely include a guest worker program and a potential path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants
"Which would spell the end of the Republican majority for a long long time and deservedly so."
What riots are you referring to? Fill us in.
I've looked briefly at their site and am very interested in learning more about them. I guess being from Ohio, I haven't really made the effort I should have to pay more attention to their work.
FOX showed some video of some rock and bottle throwing at police from one of the illegal rallies on monday but I'm not sure where it was. Maybe Santa Ana.
Sounds more like Gaza....
Thanks Salem, I didn't see this.
The riots in Vista?
This was the first one posted that night:
That's the real thread.
See the links above....Santa Ana, here in Orange County, Vista in Northern San Diego county and there was action in Los Angeles County.,...
Reports are being suppresed by most local media however....
Why the 11 million number is reported is a mystery to me. In the '00 census the estimates used were 11-20 million. Now they have nailed it down to no growth in 6 years?
i feel like 'they' don't just loose, we all loose and aside from voting, I can find no groups/sites where there is any discussion on how to prevent it from happening. Nothing ticks me off more than to do nothing.
Thanks, that was the one I was looking to refind....
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Tony Valdez: Not so fair and balanced
Valdez rants about 1846, invokes manifest destiny as a rationale for supporting the sabotage of our immigration laws, recycles the We didnt cross the borders nonsense, inveighs against the war in Iraq, and exclaims:
You took this country. You killed people in order to take this country for yourselves.
Who is Valdez? A MecHa leader? An ANSWR radical? A La Raza official?
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Allah Pundit follows up.
It's hard to prevent it from happening when the Senate RINO's just will not listen or do not care...or both.