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  • [Texas:] Day labor sites are hot spots in immigration fight

    03/05/2007 7:46:41 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies · 693+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 5, 2007 | DIANNE SOLÍS
    Advocates offer support to workers; others aim to expose illegal status GARLAND – Tucked between railroad tracks and a cemetery is a site that is part of a national debate over blue-collar workers outfitted with sturdy work boots but flimsy work documents. On one side are U.S. citizens who want to expose and shame employers who hire illegal immigrant workers. On the other are Mexican diplomats and U.S. advocates who want to ensure that both legal and illegal immigrant workers get a fair shake. And in the middle is the city of Garland, along with others in North Texas that...
  • The real story of the Minuteman Project takeover! LIVE

    03/03/2007 1:38:44 AM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 3 replies · 750+ views
    The Many Moods of Vince Daniels e-blast ^ | March 2, 2007 | Vince Daniels
  • The Los Angeles Chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

    02/24/2007 2:35:10 AM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 5 replies · 356+ views | 2/24/07 | Edwin R Williams
    Original Minuteman Tony Dolz has started a Los Angeles chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. The new chapter is called LA Minutemen and it will focus on grassroots activism, border watches, political service and education. The LA Minutemen celebrate diversity and promote LEGAL IMMIGRATION and assimilation. Racism and hate speech will not be tolerated. Current MCDC members living in LA County are needed to fill leadership positions. Meetings will begin in March and will feature guest speakers and an open forum. All are welcome. For information or to join the LA Minutemen, contact Tony Dolz at (310) 383-3600 or...
  • Minutemen Go Inside Latino Immigration Meeting-Racism Espoused, Calls for Violence Against "Whites"

    02/16/2007 8:13:17 AM PST · by ckilmer · 31 replies · 1,772+ views
    minutemanproject ^ | 2/16/2007 | Linda Muller
    Minutemen Go Inside Latino Immigration Meeting - Racism Espoused, Calls for Violence Against "Whites"by Linda Muller - Minuteman Project - There are many radical Latino groups calling for the violent overthrow of their "white" oppressors and the return of the American west to the mythical Aztlan from which they believe their land was stolen. Many Americans do not believe these fringe groups have any power and influence, so they dismiss them as harmless. Yet these groups continually draw U.S. Congressmen and staff members to their meetings. Corporate benefactors and foundations contribute funds and other means of support that enable...
  • [South Texas] Minutemen plan to watch McAllen construction sites Saturday

    02/09/2007 11:10:04 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 473+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 09,2007 | Andres R. Martinez
    Give us your 2 cents at McALLEN — The Minutemen plan to conduct surveillance on city construction sites Saturday and recruit volunteers for a month-long border watch in April. "We will try to confirm that there is illegal activity going on," said Olivia Garces, the Minutemen’s local director. "Once we do establish that, we will be putting up a form on the building that says that they are breaking the law." This is the first time the group, formally known as the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, has conducted an operation in McAllen. The group was founded in 2004 to...
  • Michael Medved - Flushing Out Fear Mongers from Their Fever Swamps (FR Mentioned)

    01/09/2007 8:27:45 AM PST · by jmc813 · 374 replies · 4,688+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 1-4-2006 | Michael Medved
    I’m greatly encouraged by the lengthy, indignant responses by prominent scare-mongers Joe Farah and Jerome Corsi to my on-air and on-blog denunciation (“Shame on Demagogues for Exploiting ‘North American Union’!”, 12/28) of their self-promoting paranoia regarding an alleged conspiracy to merge the US, Canada and Mexico. The defensive tone of their commentary suggests that these two have been appropriately embarrassed: Farah, in particular, dramatically deescalated his rhetoric. While previous commentary on WorldNetDaily prominently and regularly featured the noun “plot” in defining this non-issue, his answer to my purposefully harsh attack omits that key word entirely and uses language in a...

    12/18/2006 4:01:25 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 11 replies · 482+ views | 18 December 2006 | Tim Bueler
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 December 2006 CONTACT: Tim Bueler (530) 401-3285 THE MINUTEMAN PROJECT VISIT DEMOCRAT PARTY EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING Anaheim, CA - The Minutemen visit at the California Democrat Party Executive Board Meeting this past week was no doubt a surprise to many. "The visit was prompted by the fact that many of our Minutemen are registered Democrats who believe in securing our borders and stopping the latest amnesty scam in Washington. We were treated with respect and I felt that the Minutemen have long overlooked the conservatives that make up a large part of the Democrat party,"...
  • Minuteman fence rising on border ranch

    12/10/2006 4:56:36 AM PST · by radar101 · 12 replies · 916+ views
    AZSTARNET ^ | 10 DEC 2006 | Brady McCombs
    Ben Grantham of N and B Fence works on a 17-foot-long post, part of a planned 0.9-mile fence to be erected on rancher Richard Hodges' 372-acre spread. and my family,". The section of new fencing on Richard Hodges' property, left, is dwarfed by the U.S.-Mexican border barrier between Douglas and Agua Prieta, Sonora. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps would like to build another fence beside the current fence and encase it in a high-tech mesh to detect entrants. Kelly Presnell / arizona daily star AREA OF FENCE The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is backing its big talk with a big...
  • Minuteman consulting charity fined[The Declaration Foundation](Simcox-Minutemen)

    12/05/2006 7:01:06 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 119 replies · 1,947+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    One of the charitable organizations cited by Minuteman Civil Defense Corps boss Chris Simcox on why financial accountability concerns raised by some corps members were unfounded has been fined for failing to keep its own financial records in order, The Washington Times has learned. The Declaration Foundation, a tax-exempt charity created by conservative activist Alan Keyes, who has vigorously supported the Minuteman movement, was fined $6,500 in August and prohibited by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations from soliciting donations until it becomes "properly registered." The Aug. 18 "agreement and order," signed by Declaration Foundation Executive Director Mary Parker Lewis,...
  • Minuteman group releases financial information (Simcox-Minuteman)

    11/26/2006 2:42:57 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 108 replies · 1,638+ views
    AP ^ | 11-26-06 | Staff
    An Arizona civilian border patrol group has released financial records to answer questions about how the nonprofit spends contributions, but some former Texas members said they still aren't sure where the money goes. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps collected more than $54,000 in registration fees for background checks but spent only about $1,000 for that purpose last year, according to an IRS form and audit report released by group leader Chris Simcox. The group raised more than $418,000, mostly through contributions, and spent nearly $450,000, including about $280,000 for "program services" and $145,000 on fundraising. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps...
  • Ex-Minutemen want harder look at group's finances (Simcox-Minuteman)

    11/24/2006 4:45:03 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 23 replies · 923+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11.23.2006 | Susan Carroll
    HOUSTON — For the first time, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp. has revealed a smattering of intriguing details on its finances, but some former members want to know more about how the group has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributors' money. Chris Simcox, the founder of nonprofit border watch group, posted IRS forms and an audit on his Internet site Nov. 15 in response to media reports raising concerns about how the group was handling its contributions. The new documents offer a glimpse into the organization's finances, former Minuteman loyalists say, but leave several unanswered questions. "Just too...
  • Minuteman spending outstrips donations, fees (Simcox-Minuteman)

    11/17/2006 7:41:22 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 22 replies · 824+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-17-06 | Jerry Seper
    The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, under fire for a lack of financial accountability, spent nearly $450,000 last year for volunteers to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border -- about $31,000 more than it collected in donations and registration fees -- according to a report released yesterday.[snip]... [snip].... While the IRS papers document MCDC collections and expenditures through Dec. 31, a reported donation total of $418,493 is significantly less than the $1.6 million MCDC President Chris Simcox told The Washington Times in July that the group had collected in donations since its April 2005 creation. That figure was said to include $1 million...
  • Tony Dolz (Republican) Needs Help in LA

    11/04/2006 5:47:04 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 21 replies · 634+ views | 11/5/06
    BROADCAST - POST - VOLUNTEER TONY DOLZ flyer inserts in the Daily News and Los Angeles Times - Out now!!! The “Cross-Over” flyer with Tony, Feinstein and Boxer pictures, “United to Secure America’s Borders is not out in Daily News and Los Angeles times as inserts. TONY DOLZ oversized YARD SIGNS now being deployed across DISTRICT !!! The Signs are put up at night and some of them are taken down by the Leftist Goons in 24 to 48 hours. LOS ANGELES COASTAL AREA. SEE THE CITIES BELOW. URGENT a crew of 4 people that can work between 9 PM...
  • Dolz to confront RAT!

    10/27/2006 2:38:38 AM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 16 replies · 950+ views
    email alert from the Dolz Campaign | 10/25/06 | Tony Dolz
    You are invited to participate in a confrontation of ideas and positions. Julia and Tony are like Night and Day · Julia is for open borders, amnesty and guest-worker program · Julia is on record as wanting a path to citizenship to the millions of Illegal Alien Felons in our state · Julia was handpicked for the Assembly run by her closest buddy Sheila Kuhl (Sheila’s latest law calls for K-12 schoolbooks recognition of homosexual accomplishments – thus making our children into combatants in political battle) · Julia is endorsed and given max contribution by San Francisco Assemblyman, Mark Leno,...
  • Silent goodbye: Minutemen leave city ahead of schedule [Laredo, Texas]

    10/19/2006 8:09:25 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 606+ views
    Several weeks before the scheduled end of the Minuteman Project’s Laredo effort, the volunteer force has quietly left the area.Border Patrol officials along the Texas border couldn’t confirm whether Minuteman groups reported any border-crossers in the Laredo area during their stay, but Minuteman sources said they left the area after a successful vigil. Tim Bueler, a spokesman for Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist, said the border-watchers “claimed victory” after about two weeks because illegal activity stopped in the areas they patrolled. The group then shifted its efforts to the El Paso area, said Bueler, who is accompanying Gilchrist on a...
  • Smugglers seen getting 'sophisticated, organized'

    10/18/2006 11:39:13 AM PDT · by JZelle · 6 replies · 382+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-18-06 | Jerry Seper
    Law-enforcement authorities along the U.S.-Mexico border are outgunned and outmanned by drug smugglers armed with automatic weapons, grenade launchers, bazookas, improvised explosive devices and state-of-the-art communications and tracking systems, a congressional report said yesterday. "While the United States has taken positive steps to secure its borders, much more is needed to combat an increasingly powerful, sophisticated, organized and violent criminal network, which seeks to move illegal contraband ... into our country for profit," said the House Homeland Security management, integration and oversight subcommittee report.
  • Minuteman committee aids GOP

    10/16/2006 2:50:31 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 168 replies · 2,260+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 16 October 2006 | Jerry Seper
    A political action committee created by the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, whose financial accountability has been challenged by MCDC members, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to support Republican candidates -- much of it through private companies with ties to conservative activist Alan Keyes. Claiming access to 500,000 households nationwide, the Minuteman PAC has pledged to do what it can financially to help elect "committed and principled conservative leaders" -- citing as examples MCDC President Chris Simcox and Mr. Keyes. "Our intent is to secure our borders, and we are hoping to influence the elections to get...
  • Keep Arkansas Legal Meeting

    10/09/2006 9:23:34 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 2 replies · 741+ views
    10/9/06 | me
    This is a report from the Keep Arkansas Legal Meeting, Saturday October 8th at the Fletcher Library. Keep Arkansas Legal is a Central Arkansas group dedicated to stopping illegal immigration. We mainly discussed the effects of illegal immigration on Arkansas. Sharon told stories of how illegals who are supposed to do lawn work end up trashing the place. We all talked about ways to get people’s attention about this issue. Topics include the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Aztlan, in-state tuition for illegals, welfare for illegals, and population congestion. Brent gave us all a DVD about how socialism is destroying...
  • Anarchy at Columbia: Protestors Storm Minuteman's Stage

    10/06/2006 5:36:54 AM PDT · by CAWats · 59 replies · 1,831+ views
    cnsnews ^ | October 05, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    ( - Protestors stormed the stage at Columbia University Wednesday night, yelling, waving banners and ending the speech from Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrest minutes after it began. As Gilchrest started to deliver his remarks at a speech sponsored by the CU College Republicans, members of the audience began yelling and cheering. He watched quietly as students rushed the stage with fists raised and displayed banners proclaiming, "No One Is Illegal." According to a statement released by Columbia University College Republicans President Chris Kulawik, protestors took control of the stage for "fifteen chaotic minutes" before security personnel ended the event.
  • Texas group splits from Minutemen border watch organization

    10/05/2006 8:24:03 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 726+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | October 05, 2006 | Juan Castillo
    New groups plans to concentrate on Texas immigration. Thursday, The former leader of the Texas branch of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps said Wednesday that he and other members split from the national watchdog group last month to form their own private patrol organization opposing illegal immigration: the Texas Border Volunteers. Mike Vickers, a Falfurrias veterinarian and rancher, had been state director of the civil defense corps since March. He said the new group, which he heads as chairman, will focus its efforts in Texas and form a political action committee to influence statewide elections and public policy. The committee...