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  • Volunteers travel from afar to build border fence

    05/29/2006 8:58:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 853+ views
    PALOMINAS — For many people, building a barbed-wire fence under the burning Arizona sun would probably be the last way they would want to spend their Memorial Day weekend. Not Minuteman Project volunteer Christie Czajkowski, however. She signed up for the group’s weekend fence-building inauguration almost as soon as she heard about it — even though it meant driving 15 hours from her home in Chula Vista, Calif. “What else am I going to do, go to another beach party?” laughed the 33-year-old baker as she paused from a turn at stringing wire. “No, I need to do something to...
  • More patrols planned for El Paso, Laredo (small article, BIG implications)

    05/27/2006 8:48:18 PM PDT · by TLI · 57 replies · 1,045+ views
    Texas Minutemen ^ | 05/24/2006 | Louie Gilot
    More patrols planned for El Paso, Laredo El Paso Times Staff The Minutemen are planning another large operation in Texas in October, organizers said. The Dallas-based Texas Minutemen joined forces with Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, to cover El Paso and Laredo in their volunteer patrols. The organizers expect 325 to come to El Paso and 800 to Laredo. They call their operation "Eyes on Texas." Louie Gilot
  • Fox: U.S. can't fix immigration alone

    05/24/2006 6:54:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 639+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/06 | Shannon Dininny - ap
    YAKIMA, Wash. - Mexican President Vicente Fox told hundreds of farm workers here Wednesday that his country and the United States can't go it alone in trying to fix immigration problems. "It's clear the purpose is to reach an agreement that can give security, that can give legality, that can give flow to the migrant people," Fox said in Spanish on his second day of a four-day visit to the western U.S. "I think we are closer to the end of this route. This is a shared responsibility, the immigration reform." Fox's speech came on the same day the U.S....
  • A Missile Strike Option We Need

    05/22/2006 9:42:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies · 1,133+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2006 | Harold Brown and James Schlesinger
    Imagine the following dilemma facing an American president one day in the future (when, we hope, our real-time intelligence will have reached a high degree of accuracy, precision and timeliness): Within the past hour, a terrorist organization, known to have acquired several nuclear weapons, has been observed by a U.S. imaging system loading the weapons onto vehicles and preparing to leave for an unknown destination. A delay of even an hour or two in launching a U.S. strike on that location could mean the group would depart, contact might be lost, and the weapons would be smuggled into the United...
  • leftist UFPJ says call Senators (toll free) and demand full citizenship rights for illegals

    05/19/2006 7:58:30 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies · 511+ views
    Please forward widely! Call your Senator today to tell him/her not to sign on to an anti-immigrant, pro-militarization agenda! For nearly five years the Bush administration has claimed the only way to make our country safe from terrorism is to wage wars abroad and expand Presidential power at the expense of rights at home. Now President Bush wants us to believe that our security depends on militarizing the U.S. border. Pandering to his right-wing base, on May 15th President Bush proposed sending 6,000 National Guard soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border to keep undocumented immigrants out of the U.S. Guard soldiers...
  • MINUTEMAN PROJECT CARAVAN heading back from D.C. -- Freeper Lyman Stucky needs logistics help

    05/16/2006 11:44:16 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 494+ views
    FReeper Lyman on the road ^ | 5-15-06 | Doug from Upland
    FReeper Lyman Stucky is heading back from D.C. in the Spirit of Allegiance pace car. He needs our help. If you are in the Denver, Albuquerque, or Phoenix area, he needs help contacting the news media, talk radio hosts, or other venues for interviews or events. Are there Minuteman chapters in those areas that can help organize an event centered around the Spirit of Allegiance? Let us know ASAP. Thanks.
  • Dueling protests reflect immigration divide (Minuteman Project hits DC!)

    05/12/2006 9:08:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies · 984+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 5/12/06 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    Dueling protests reflect immigration divideBy SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer May 12. 2006 10:41PM Reflecting the American divide over immigration, protesters on both sides stood a few feet from each other near the Capitol shouting chants and exchanging accusations of racism. The protesters were kept apart Friday by helmeted police officers who stood inside a ring of yellow police tape. A Minuteman Project rally marked the end of a cross-country caravan by the anti-immigration group, whose members patrol the U.S.-Mexican border in search of illegal border crossers. The caravan began in Los Angeles. Minuteman demonstrators, who numbered less than 100,...
  • Republicans Are Blowing It [Melanie Morgan Column]

    05/12/2006 2:05:38 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 71 replies · 1,698+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 05/12/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    ..... E-Mail the AuthorThe GOP is blowing itPosted: May 12, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern There's a lot of talk going around about how bad the November elections are going to be for the Republican Party. I ought to know – I'm doing a lot of that talking with grassroots conservatives every day on our four-hour radio show. The GOP has only itself to blame for its problems, and I say this as a proud conservative Republican who twice voted for George Bush and wants very badly to see him regain his political footing. The Republican Party, which for 25 years...
  • Inquiry sought on 'tipping' of border group locations

    05/12/2006 7:22:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 567+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/12/06 | Sara A. Carter
    Congressional leaders Thursday called on the Department of Homeland Security to investigate reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has given information to the Mexican government about the locations of U.S. civilian border watch groups. California Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon, and Darryl Issa, R-Vista, along with Texas Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, sent a formal letter to DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff asking for a full investigation into all circumstances and events related to civilian border observation groups and the Mexican government. The letter was in response to a story published in Tuesday's Daily Bulletin, which reported Border Patrol officials shared...
  • Michelle Malkin Vent Video: More Border Disorder (Squealing On Minutemen To Mexico)

    05/10/2006 9:46:38 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies · 2,287+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 10, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Watch the video HERE.
  • U.S. ALERTING MEXICO TO MINUTEMAN PATROLS

    05/09/2006 5:18:15 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 108 replies · 2,539+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09 May A.D.2006 | Editors
    INVASION USAU.S. alerting Mexico to Minuteman patrols'Unbelievable that our own government....is sending intelligence to another country' Posted: May 9, 2006 11:37 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com The U.S. Border Patrol is tipping off Mexican authorities on the positions of members of the Minuteman civilian patrols. U.S. officials have agreed to the notification process to reassure the Mexican government that the illegal immigrants' rights are being observed, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Ontario, Calif., reports. When the Minuteman and other civilian border patrol groups help apprehend illegal immigrants, the Mexican government must be notified, according to three documents on the...
  • Report: U.S. notifying Mexico of some civilian border patrol acts

    05/09/2006 9:16:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies · 1,491+ views
    The U.S. Border Patrol is alerting Mexican officials when civilian border patrol groups detain or allegedly mistreat suspected illegal immigrants, according to a newspaper report published Tuesday. The policy is meant to assure the Mexican government that migrants' rights are being observed, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Mario Martinez told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Ontario. On Tuesday, the agency called the article inaccurate. Citing interviews with Border Patrol agents and documents on a Mexican government Web site, the newspaper reported agents notify Mexican authorities when members of civilian groups such as the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps apprehend...
  • SNITCHING & SPYING FOR MEXICO (Must read for all Minutemen supporters)

    05/09/2006 1:00:10 PM PDT · by Rick_Michael · 86 replies · 1,582+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | May 09, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    I'll keep updating my first post on this subject with reader feedback. Meantime, the Minutemen Blog has details not reported by the Daily Bulletin: Sara Carter, a reporter with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, reports today that she found documentation on Mexican government websites that show higher ups in the United States Border Patrol have been tipping off the corrupt Mexican government as to the locations of the Minutemen along the border. This article does not report information told to the MCDC media offices that the Border Patrol chiefs have also been passing along intelligence reports to the government of...
  • Civilian Border Patrol Operations Reported to Mexico [BY US BORDER PATROL]

    05/09/2006 8:01:37 AM PDT · by HHKrepublican_2 · 177 replies · 4,462+ views
    LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Border Patrol is alerting the Mexican government to the locations of civilian border patrol groups when the organizations help detain suspected illegal immigrants or use violence against them, according to a published report. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Mario Martinez told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin of Ontario that the policy is meant to assure the Mexican government that migrants' rights are being observed.
  • DAY 6: Minuteman caravan to D.C. - rallies today in Memphis and tonight in Nashville

    05/08/2006 9:00:38 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 55 replies · 1,106+ views
    minuteman project ^ | 5-8-06 | dfu
    From last night's successful event in Little Rock, the brave patriotic crew of Minutemen head today for stops in Memphis and Nashville. Then it is on to Birmingham, Atlanta, Greensboro, Richmond, and finally to D.C. to present their message to the President and Congress. I will be giving a report from Lyman Stucky in the pace car when I can reach him. If any of you can join any leg of the trip, they welcome your participation. Also, please keep hammering the press with the message. I was on radio this morning in Abilene talking about the caravan and...
  • Day 5: Minuteman Caravan to D.C.... Rally in Arkansas

    05/07/2006 9:03:10 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 77 replies · 1,210+ views
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | May 7, 2007 | Tim Woods
    “The American people are fed up with the hemorrhaging borders, and we want action now. We’re done talking, and we want action,” [Steven] Eichler said before the rally. “The American people just aren’t going to take it any longer. We’re tired of this invasion force occupying America. If you can’t come here legally, get the hell out.” People from all over Texas and the nation were in attendance Saturday, with some coming from as far away as Montana to voice their support for immigration reform. Many said that they do not support amnesty for undocumented immigrants already here, and...
  • Minutemen's message on immigration: on a roll? [FReeper mentioned in Christian Science Monitor!]

    05/05/2006 11:05:28 AM PDT · by RonDog · 12 replies · 1,793+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 5, 2005 | Daniel B. Wood | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
    from the May 05, 2006 edition - http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0505/p02s02-uspo.html Minutemen's message on immigration: on a roll?The activist group will pass through 12 US cities during a push for tighter US borders. Polls show most Americans support that.By Daniel B. Wood | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor LOS ANGELES - Construction worker John Peaslee drove 100 miles from Kern County to cheer, wave an American flag, and send a message to the US government to "close the border, period." Microbiologist Heather Evans took the morning off work to "stand up for the US Constitution ... without which we will...
  • DAY 2: Minuteman Caravan to D.C. - Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona

    05/04/2006 11:37:11 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 128 replies · 1,750+ views
    FReeper leading the pace car ^ | 5-4-06 | Doug from Upland
    Leading the Minuteman caravan to Washington, D.C. is our own Lyman Stucky in his patriotic Spirit of Allegiance vehicle -- a 1970 Mercury Cougar with 351 Cleveland. I just spoke with Lyman on the cell phone from a truckstop as he put $52 worth of fuel into the Spirit of Allegiance. That was about 80% of a tank, and the gas was $2.98/gal. I pledged to pay for that tank of gas. This is a very expensive proposition for him going 3,000 miles each way in a vehicle that gets 12-14 mpg. Coincidentally, the truck stop was on a corner....
  • BBC: Drive for strict US immigrant law ~ The Minuteman Project ....launching 10 day drive....

    05/03/2006 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies · 333+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 3 May 2006, 12:36 GMT 13:36 UK | staff
    Drive for strict US immigrant law Minuteman Project members have staged protests in recent weeks Campaigners in favour of tightening US immigration laws are preparing to set off on a 12-city tour to try to build support for their cause.The Minuteman Project, which patrols the US-Mexico border, is launching the 10-day convoy after pro-immigrant mass rallies across the country. About 100 people will travel from Los Angeles to Washington DC for a rally. It comes as the US Senate prepares to try again to break the deadlock on immigration reform. The Minuteman group is made up of volunteers who...
  • FREEPER REPORT: ON THE ROAD WITH THE MINUTEMAN CARAVAN HEADING FOR D.C. - Day 1

    05/03/2006 11:01:06 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 35 replies · 888+ views
    Phone call received a short time ago from the caravan. HIGHLIGHTS: --- the Minuteman caravan, led by the Spirit of Allegiance car driven by Lyman Stucky (FReeper Spirit of Allegiance), began with speeches in Leimart Park in Los Angeles --- a couple hundred patriots heard speeches by Jim Gilchrist and a stirring call to action from homeless activist Ted Hayes...Hayes predicts more participation by fellow blacks in this vital and patriotic crusade by joining his Crispus Attucks Brigade (he was a black man who became the first casualty of the American Revolution in the Boston Massacre) --- the Spirit...
  • Monthlong Border Vigil Wraps Up(Minuteman..."little press attention")

    05/01/2006 6:08:29 PM PDT · by kellynla · 8 replies · 492+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    THREE POINTS, Ariz. -- They were better organized this year and more strategically deployed. Much of the electronic and communications equipment they desperately needed but didn't have last year was in place. And in the past 30 days, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps reported more than 2,000 aliens trying to sneak illegally into the United States from observation posts on the U.S.-Mexico border and in several areas along the Canadian border, about 40 percent of whom were apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol. But the Minuteman's monthlong "Secure our Borders" vigil, which wrapped up yesterday, received little press attention --...
  • La raza not united on border

    04/28/2006 11:01:45 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 63 replies · 1,426+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2006 | CYNTHIA LEONOR GARZA
    IMMIGRATION DEBATE One Hispanic Minuteman says it's matter of law, not a race issue Al Garza says he's proud of his Latino heritage, his race. La raza, he calls it, shifting easily from English to Spanish. But he said he's not about to join the protesters who have taken to the streets of Houston and other cities in recent weeks in demand of amnesty for illegal immigrants. "Personally, I'm very disappointed in our own raza at what they're doing," said Garza, a Texas native who wants to end the flow of illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border. "Just because I'm...
  • Illegal immigration issue swells vigilante ranks (Minuteman organizers -- mainstream has found us)

    04/27/2006 6:34:19 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 125 replies · 1,653+ views
    Monteray Herald ^ | Apr. 27, 2006 | GILLIAN FLACCUS / AP
    IRVINE - Laurie Lisonbee worried about illegal immigration, but figured it was somebody else's issue -- until she saw hundreds of thousands of immigrants and their supporters marching across her TV screen. Soon, Lisonbee recruited several friends to attend a demonstration by the Minuteman Project, a volunteer group that patrols the border to keep out illegal immigrants. Now, the 51-year-old art professor checks the group's Web site daily and plans a summer trip to the Mexican border to help build a fence. Minuteman organizers say this spring's marches have proved to be an unexpected recruitment tool for Americans who feel...
  • Minuteman Education Tour Challenges Washington To - Secure America's Borders Now!

    04/12/2006 12:18:21 PM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 24 replies · 423+ views
    PipeLineNews.org ^ | April 12, 2006 | Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
    Minuteman Education Tour Detailing Threat Of Illegal Immigration Challenges Washington To - Secure America's Borders Now! April 12, 2006 - Phoenix, AZ - PipeLineNews.org - The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps announced today a cross country "Secure America’s Borders Now!" petition drive led by Minuteman volunteer Tony Dolz, a naturalized American citizen from Cuba. The tour will feature stops at state offices of United States Senators to deliver the petition copy now in circulation which communicates the Minuteman message for a secure America on behalf of her concerned citizens. With polls consistently confirming that overwhelming majorities of American voters consider...
  • Senator Bill Morrow's Record

    04/05/2006 10:08:15 AM PDT · by Carrie Greene · 20 replies · 493+ views
    Senator Morrow News Release ^ | April 5, 2006 | Carrie Greene - Patriots for Morrow
    SENATOR BILL MORROW IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE FOR THE 50TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT WITH A 14-YEAR RECORD OF FIGHTING TO SECURE OUR BORDER AND DEAL WITH ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. NOT AN EASY TASK IN A DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED LEGISLATURE BUT HE HAS NEVER SHIED FROM THE BATTLE. AS A STRONG CONSTITUTIONALIST AND DEFENDER OF THE 2ND AMENDMENT, MORROW IS HIMSELF A REGISTERED MINUTEMAN. SEE BELOW HIS LATEST WORK ON THESE ISSUES AT THE STATE LEVEL; SEE ALSO HIS OUTRAGE AT OCEANSIDE, CA SCHOOL DISTRICT'S BANNING OF THE AMERICAN FLAG AND OTHER PATRIOTIC SYMBOLS For Immediate Release Contact: Rhianna Bauer April 3, 2006 Phone: (916)...
  • Minuteman volunteers promise to do "Job the government won't do"

    04/02/2006 7:15:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 627+ views
    PASO ROBLES — The Minuteman Project kicked off its 2006 season of citizen border patrols Saturday with a rally filled with fiery rebukes of President Bush, the Senate and pro-immigrant protesters. “President Bush, read my lips: secure our borders,” said Chris Simcox, Minuteman president and the event’s keynote speaker. Dressed in an Uncle Sam T-shirt reading, “John McCain, I want you out of office,” Simcox borrowed the language of the current immigration debate to address the approximately 100 volunteers gathered at a private ranch 15 miles south of Paso Robles. “We are here to take the job that Americans won’t...
  • Minutemen start 3rd month-long patrol operation [South Texas]

    04/01/2006 6:08:20 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 383+ views
    Valley Morning Star ^ | Mar 31, 2006 | CARI HAMMERSTROM
    FALFURRIAS - The Minutemen are back - with more volunteers, better technology and an unwavering resolve to spark the federal government to seal the borders. Today begins the third month-long "Secure Our Borders" operation. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps patrolled the southern and northern borders in October. Civilian border observers will be doing much of the same throughout April. The patrols will be ongoing in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, New Hampshire, New York and Washington. But this time, the difference is that the full U.S. Senate is tackling contentious immigration reform in Washington. The organization hopes its patrols will...
  • Minutemen alerted lawmakers to border issues

    03/27/2006 12:43:09 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 568+ views
    AZStarnet.com ^ | 03/26/06
    Our view: The much-criticized group showed the nation illegal immigration is not just a Southwestern problem Corps training manual, civilian volunteer border watchers aren't allowed to start fires to stay warm while on the line. But the manual doesn't say anything about lighting fires under politicians. That's something the Minutemen have done with great success. As the Minutemen prepare to start a monthlong campaign of watching for illegal entrants along the border, they can take comfort in knowing they've prompted lawmakers across the country to address the issue of illegal immigration. A few highlights: o The Arizona Legislature is dealing...
  • Condemnation of border rapes pushed

    03/27/2006 11:29:09 AM PST · by JZelle · 7 replies · 564+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-27-06 | Jerry Seper
    Immigration legislation before the Senate this week should include a condemnation of rapes by alien smugglers on the U.S.-Mexico border and encourage "in the strongest possible terms" the Mexican government to prevent such crimes, a Florida congresswoman said. "These women and young girls are being raped all along the southern border, and the sight of women's undergarments hanging from border fences as trophies is appalling," said Republican Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite. "They are entrusting their futures to these smugglers, or coyotes, to bring them across the border, but instead of gaining freedom, they're being raped and exploited.
  • A Reckoning In Crawford Texas - (illegal immigration protest on Sat. May 6th, 2006)

    03/12/2006 10:26:01 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 115 replies · 3,219+ views
    Protest Bush for not stopping the illegal alien invasion Saturday May 6 , 2006 The good citizens of the United States of America with the help of the patriotic media will be in Crawford Texas to lawfully and peacefully demonstrate against George W. Bush's lack of enforcement of immigration law. For calling the Minutemen and other border watchers "vigilantes", for not directing ICE to round up illegal aliens in our cities, for willfully failing to put our miltary on the border, For being a Mexican president and the best friend an illegal alien can have, for putting American citizens last....
  • Kick 'Em Out and Keep 'Em Out

    03/10/2006 6:23:21 PM PST · by chicagolady · 27 replies · 958+ views
    The Chicago Reader ^ | 03/10/06 | Zak Mucha
    Meet Rosanna Pulido, the face of the Minuteman Project in Illinois. On January 29 a dozen members of the Illinois Minuteman Project marched in the drizzling rain down Keller Road in Waukegan toward a grassy area the police had cordoned off for them across the street from Holy Family Parish. Two weeks earlier members of the church had met with village officials to protest a crackdown on drivers who didn’t have licenses, many of whom were Hispanic. Now the Minutemen were holding a counterprotest. They carried signs that read COME LEGALLY , WORK LEGALLY , DRIVE LEGALLY , and AMERICANS...
  • Ban on wire transfers by illegals proposed

    03/06/2006 1:12:39 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 145 replies · 1,859+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 03/06/2006 | James Lambert
    ------------------------------------------------------INVASION USABan on wire transfers by illegals proposedSupporters believe it will remove major incentive for crossing border------------------------------------------------------ Posted: March 6, 2006 2:32 p.m. Eastern James L. Lambert © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com A Republican candidate for a vacated congressional seat in southern California is proposing a ban on wire transfers by illegal aliens from the U.S. to Mexico. The plan "will remove a major incentive for illegal immigration and increase national security," said Howard Kaloogian, a well-known California activist who launched the effort to recall Gov. Gray Davis. Kaloogian is the front-runner for the San Diego-area congressional seat held by Republican Rep....
  • Los Angeles' Cardinal Mahony urges support of immigrants

    03/01/2006 9:49:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 971+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/1/06 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    Cardinal Roger M. Mahony called on Roman Catholics Wednesday to embrace immigrants regardless of their legal status, criticizing what he said was increasing hostility toward the nation's bulging undocumented population. The cardinal also said he would tell priests to defy any law enacted that would try to force churches and other organizations to determine the legality of immigrants before giving them assistance. Mahony, a longtime advocate of immigrant rights who oversees a racially diverse archdiocese of more than 4 million people, used Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season to urge Catholics to "make room" for immigrants. "Unless...
  • Minutemen met by peaceful protesters

    02/26/2006 10:26:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 669+ views
    SuburbanChicagoNews.com ^ | 02.26.06 | Nathaniel Zimmer
    Minutemen met by peaceful protesters MICHAEL R. SCHMIDT / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Demonstrators protest outside The Centre of Elgin on Saturday, where the Illinois Minutemen group held its "No Amnesty" meeting. MICHAEL R. SCHMIDT / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Special police tactical vehicles park along Fulton Street in anticipation of possible trouble during protests outside the Illinois Minutemen's meeting Saturday at The Centre of Elgin. ELGIN — With the police a notable but not overwhelming presence, a meeting of the Illinois chapter of the Minuteman Project came off without a hitch Saturday afternoon, while not far away, a mixed but mainly Hispanic crowd...
  • Minuteman groups report dozens of border crossers

    01/24/2006 3:14:39 PM PST · by DumpsterDiver · 15 replies · 422+ views
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | January 24, 2006 | Mason Stockstill
    Volunteers with a civilian border-watch organization spotted dozens of suspected illegal immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico divide this weekend and reported them to the Border Patrol, according to members of the group. Two chapters of the nationwide organization, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, parked themselves along the border in Arizona and New Mexico, eventually reporting nearly 50 border-crossers to authorities. "They didn't try to run away. I got the impression they were kinda glad," said Bob Wright, head of the New Mexico chapter, describing the 18 suspected illegal immigrants he and other volunteers spotted in that state Saturday night. "It was about...
  • Minutemen, Veterans Refused a Spot in Patriots Day Parade, Pro-Illegals Allowed

    01/23/2006 2:02:36 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 81 replies · 1,794+ views
    newsblaze.com ^ | 01.23.06 | NewsBlaze
    Pro-Illegal Immigrant Group Invited to March Laguna Beach, CA - The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Committee has turned down the application for a joint Minuteman Project/Veterans contingent to march in the annual "Patriots Day Parade." Like the Americans of the Revolutionary War who were ready to answer the call to defend their new nation at a moment's notice, the men and women of the modern day Minuteman Project are on the frontlines of protecting our borders. But that didn't stop the parade committee from stifling their freedom of speech. "If ever there was a time for freedom of speech,...
  • Texas Minuteman leader to take reigns at national level

    01/20/2006 7:09:19 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 485+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | January 20, 2006 | SARA INÉS CALDERÓN
    — Al Garza, the former leader of the Texas Minuteman, has moved up a notch in his organization’s hierarchy and is now seeking a candidate to replace him in Texas. “I am searching and exploring and taking interviews with other leaders,” said Garza, who is now national executive director of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, second to Chris Simcox, the president. “I am looking for someone that is bilingual, someone that is for the cause, that is intelligent, an eloquent speaker. I am looking for someone that is capable of taking the heat, able to deal with the anti-Minuteman organizations...
  • Rocket pioneer Col. Edward Hall dies at 91

    01/17/2006 9:35:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 376+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Col. Edward N. Hall, who as director of the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile program helped develop the country's solid-fuel rocket technology, putting the United States decades ahead of other superpowers, has died. He was 91. Hall died Sunday at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, said his daughter, Sheila Hall of Calabasas. The cause of death was not immediately known. Thanks to Hall's immense knowledge of rocket propellants, the Air Force created its first solid-fuel ICBM in the late 1950s. His work helped switch the country's missiles from liquid fuel to solid fuel, which made them smaller, easier...
  • National Day of Protest OC Register and Personal Accounts (long with pics)

    01/07/2006 9:41:16 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 24 replies · 1,527+ views
    A line of passing motorists -- showing their approval or disapproval with a honk of the horn or the occasional obscene gesture -- divided opposing sides in an ongoing immigration debate in Laguna Beach today. Dozens from anti-illegal immigration groups like the Minutemen and the California Coalition for Immigration Reform said they came as part of a "Stop the Invasion National Protest Day," which planned protests across 19 states.
  • Minuteman furor puts border woes in spotlight

    12/21/2005 12:21:23 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies · 822+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | December 21, 2005
    The presence along the U.S. border of uninvited volunteer monitors inspires misgivings - and underlines a crisis. The Minuteman Project - the outfit that has taken it upon itself to organize impromptu border monitoring operations - has, predictably, become a flashpoint for controversy. Its critics, whose numbers include civil libertarians and Hispanic activists, among other interested parties, insist the Minuteman activists have no business shouldering their way into an extremely sensitive mission. The Minuteman volunteers reply that they do not interfere with aliens or make citizens' arrests. (More than mildly worrisome, however, is the fact that some - not all...
  • Newly elected Rep. John Campbell on Illegal Immigration

    H.AMDT.644 (A007) Amends: H.R.4437 Sponsor: Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] (offered 12/15/2005) AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION: Amendment to amend Section 642 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 by replacing "Immigration and Naturalization Service" with "Department of Homeland Security" and enforces Section 642 by stating that the Attorney General shall not provide any grant amount to any Federal, State, or local government agency or entity that violates the Act. AMENDMENT PURPOSE: An amendment numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 109-347 to amend Section 642 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 by...
  • GOP State Lawmaker Wins Calif. House Race(Gilchrist wins 25% of vote)

    12/07/2005 9:21:51 AM PST · by SC33 · 60 replies · 1,085+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | December 7, 2005 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    IRVINE, Calif. - A GOP state lawmaker will be sworn in to represent a reliably Republican congressional district, a day after withstanding a strong third party showing by an opponent of illegal immigration.
  • Illegal immigration big issue in Calif. election

    12/03/2005 9:25:49 PM PST · by LouAvul · 36 replies · 883+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 12-3-05
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California congressional election featuring the dark-horse candidacy of border-control activist Jim Gilchrist has thrust the issue of illegal immigration to the political forefront. Gilchrist became a lightning rod in the immigration debate by founding the local Minutemen volunteer border patrol and is a long-shot candidate in Tuesday's special election in one of California's most solidly Republican districts. But political analysts say his presence on the ballot forced Republican Party favorite John Campbell and others to take a hard line on immigration -- or risk alienating voters frustrated over the issue. Gilchrist, running as an American...
  • STILLWELL OPINION: Mustn't See Liberal TV

    11/30/2005 7:46:32 AM PST · by SmithL · 30 replies · 988+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/30/5 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    It isn't easy finding network television shows worth watching these days. Between the seizure-inducing visual editing, the MTV-like onslaught of montage sequences accompanied by the latest pop tunes, the numbingly unfunny laugh-track comedies and the nonsensical plot lines, the days of must-see TV are a distant memory. For fans of television shows that focus on law enforcement, the choices are even slimmer. While there is a plethora of programs to choose from, politics are an unavoidable part of the equation. Just as there is bias in print media, television is likewise mired in the politics of those who create it....
  • 'Minuteman'-like murderers convicted on 'Law & Order'

    11/16/2005 9:33:15 PM PST · by Dan Evans · 37 replies · 830+ views
    wnd ^ | 11/16/2005
    Two members of a civilian border-patrol group similar to the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps were depicted as guilty of murder in tonight's episode of NBC's "Law & Order." But the show which often promotes its plots as being "ripped from the headlines" came under fire from the co-founder of the group, which claimed on-air promotions of the episode portrayed the real-life Minutemen as murderers. During the 60-minute program which centered on the probe into the murder of a human smuggler responsible for the deaths of a truckload of illegal aliens, some of the dialogue referred to "The Countrymen Project" which...
  • MEDIA MATTERS NBC painting Minutemen as murderers of illegals? (Hollywood Left Alert)

    11/16/2005 5:09:34 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 23 replies · 779+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 16, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Is NBC accusing the Minutemen, the civilian border-patrol group, of murder? That's the charge of the group's president, Chris Simcox, who points to a commercial for tonight's "Law and Order" episode dealing with illegal immigration. Simcox has sent a letter to NBC demanding the network "cease and desist" airing the promo. According to Simcox's Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, the promo includes the following verbiage:
  • Law & Order: New York Minute episode ( Minute Men )

    11/11/2005 7:18:28 PM PST · by Panerai · 12 replies · 476+ views
    NBC.com ^ | 11/11/2005
    One the TV preview spot for the next episode to NBC drama "Law and Order" they refer to "Minute Mem" as the border patrol group.Here's the episode description from NBC.com MURDER OF SMUGGLING TRUCKER COULD BE LINKED TO BORDER PATROL GROUP -- When the owner of a big-rig trucking company is shot to death, Detectives Fontana (Dennis Farina) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) learn that the victim was hauling illegal aliens and suspect a member (Daniel Roebuck) citizen's border patrol group -- but their only witness is an undocumented Hispanic woman (Aixa Rosario Medina) who risks deportation if she testifies....
  • The New World Rollerball Order (Jim Gilchrist, Minuteman)

    11/04/2005 1:20:51 PM PST · by TheDon · 11 replies · 393+ views
    Radio Blogger ^ | Nov 4, 2005
    A quick brief, for those of you not from Orange County, California. Earlier this year, George Bush tapped Congressman Chris Cox to become the next chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, leaving California's 48th District seat vacant. After an open primary, where everyone and their mother filed to run, the top three set to face a final vote in December include Republican State Senator John Campbell, Democrat trial lawyer Steve Young, and Jim Gilchrist as an independent. Make no mistakes. John Campbell is going to win this seat. It is arguably the safest and strongest conservative seat in the...
  • Citizen patrols try to shed vigilante image

    11/03/2005 7:51:40 AM PST · by TLI · 16 replies · 304+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Thursday, November 3, 2005 | KAREN BROOKS
    Citizen patrols try to shed vigilante image •Hundreds of volunteers from across the country wrapped up a monthlong patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border this week, hoping to show that adding agents there would solve the problem of illegal immigration. In the last six months, about 40 citizen border watch groups have sprung up in more than a dozen states, watchdog groups say. The Texas Minutemen, based in the Dallas-Arlington area, was among those formed after an April vigil on the Arizona border drew international attention. •Border states have requested federal funds to fight illegal immigration. A bill on Capitol Hill...
  • Minuteman changes tone (Runs for Congress)

    11/02/2005 1:54:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 478+ views
    Centre Daily ^ | 10.31.05 | MICHAEL MARTINEZ
    Minuteman changes tone LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Jim Gilchrist, founder of modern-day Minutemen patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border, is suddenly watching his vigilante rhetoric now that he's searching for votes. He's running for Congress, and despite his one-issue campaign, he captured enough votes as an independent in the Oct. 4 primary to help force a runoff in coastal Orange County. Gilchrist launched the Minuteman Project in April, when his condemnation of lax border control inspired scores of binocular-toting volunteers, some of them armed, to scout for illegal immigrants walking across the porous but perilous Southwestern desert. His movement now has spinoff...