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  • Minuteman Project to return to the Border

    07/10/2014 10:38:45 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 12 replies
    Minuteman Project ^ | July 10, 2014 | Minuteman Project staff
    (Posted to FreeRepublic.com with the consent of Jim Gilchrist) A Special Announcement from Jim Gilchrist, President of the Minuteman Project The Minuteman Project’s “Operation Normandy” has been launched as of 1200 hours today (Monday, July 7). This event will dwarf the original Minuteman Project of 2005. I expect at least 3,500 non-militia volunteers to participate, plus uncounted groups of militias from all over the country. If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be. However, there is one difference. We are not going...
  • Minuteman Project ready to return to border amid wave of illegal immigration

    07/10/2014 8:33:36 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The Minuteman Project -- the controversial civilian patrol that came to prominence a decade ago -- is riding out of retirement in a bid to help tackle the illegal immigration crisis at the Mexico border. The group, which patrolled parts of the 2,000-mile border from 2005-2010, acting as unarmed and unsanctioned eyes and ears of the Border Patrol, is trying to recruit a force of thousands to help keep illegal immigrants from making their way into the United States from Mexico. Minutemen founder and president Jim Gilchrist said preparation for "Operation Normandy" will take place over the next 10 months...
  • What Happened to Minuteman Project? It's Still Roiling Immigration Reform.

    05/17/2014 5:26:01 PM PDT · by kristinn · 5 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | Lourdes Medrano
    The Minuteman Project, which had civilians guard the border, has all but disappeared. But it stoked a movement that continues to influence the immigration reform debate. In just a few years, perhaps the most visible civilian attempt to stop illegal immigration has all but disappeared amid the changing dynamics of the debate. A little less than a decade ago, the Minuteman Project and the copycats it spawned arrived at the Arizona border with binoculars and American flags, vowing to defend the country from what they described as an invasion. At their height, the Minutemen were the face of a conservative...
  • FLASHBACK: Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist endorses Rick Perry for Texas governor

    10/08/2011 3:32:13 PM PDT · by Clairity · 49 replies
    Dalls News ^ | 24 February 2010 | GROMER JEFFERS JR
    "I had to come 1,200 miles to find a governor who believes in a simple principle called the rule of law," Gilchrist said at the Crescent Hotel. "I'm here to encourage all you Texans to stand your ground and get out there and vote for this governor." Gilchrist later added that "Perry has a clear record of decisive action to secure our borders, stop illegal drug and human trafficking trade and is very clearly the right choice for voters in Texas to fight illegal immigration." In accepting the endorsement, Perry blasted the federal government's effort to secure that nation's borders....
  • Pro-Law Breaker Web Site Posts Ill. Minuteman Project Director’s Home Address

    06/09/2010 7:32:23 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 7 replies · 32+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/09/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    In an example of the most extreme left-wing tactics, a website that supports illegal immigration has publicized the home address of the Director of the Illinois Minuteman Project, Rosanna Pulido. Apparently this website intends to try and harass Pulido at her home, a tactic that we recently saw from thug union members protesting in front of the private residence of an east coast banker and terrorizing his son. The website called South Side Chicago Anti-Racist Action is ostensibly an offshoot of a national group called Anti-Racist Action (ARA), a group originally dedicated in the 1980s to fighting neo-Nazis and white...
  • IRS Approves Minuteman Project, Inc.

    10/13/2008 5:08:05 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 1 replies · 224+ views
    minutemanproject.com ^ | Oct. 12, 2008 | Jack Sharpe
    In an expected victory this week the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) granted the Minuteman Project, Inc. a 501 (C) (4) non-profit tax exempt designation, that organization’s president, Jim Gilchrist, announced today. After a three-year review of the organization Gilchrist founded in 2004 the IRS concluded that there were no improprieties or irregularities that would prevent Gilchrist or his Minuteman Project organization from receiving the approval. The approval concluded a long application process and came as what Minuteman legal counsel at Gordon & Rees law firm states “a great victory for Jim Gilchrist and the Minuteman Project, Inc. The non-profit status...
  • Could infighting end Minuteman movement?

    05/19/2008 4:30:13 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 106+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 5/19/2008 | Kerry Lester
    Anti-illegal immigration group struggling as chapters disband, donations slow "We've lost the battle," said Minuteman project founder Jim Gilchrist. "My intuition tells me … this entire movement will fizzle to nothing by the end of the year." Gilchrist, a former California accountant, founded the project in October 2004. In two years, the grass-roots border-control group had grown to boast more than 200 chapters across the country. Today, Gilchrist says, a host of internal problems are bringing the movement to its knees. More than 20 chapters, including the Skokie-based Illinois Minuteman project, have disbanded, leaving fewer than 180 in operation. Dozens...
  • Minuteman's Huckabee endorsement draws fire

    12/15/2007 4:04:47 AM PST · by Man50D · 14 replies · 326+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | December 15, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The surprise decision this week by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist to endorse the candidacy of Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has a drawn sharp reaction from within the Minuteman movement, which split two years ago over funding. Chris Simcox, founder and president of the Minuteman Civil Defense League called Gilchrist's endorsement of Huckabee "unwise." "Jim Gilchrist speaks only for himself – not for my organization and not for the Minuteman movement," Simcox told WND. Gilchrist's The Minuteman Project and Simcox's Minuteman Civil Defense League are completely separate organizations of citizen volunteers seeking to curb illegal immigration. "What raised everybody's...
  • "Real Minutemen Do Not Endorse Huckabee."

    12/13/2007 8:23:36 AM PST · by pissant · 34 replies · 147+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/13/07 | Chris Simcox
    No National Minuteman Group has endorsed Mike Huckabee. One individual Minuteman has personally endorsed him. For the sake of clarity, it is important to note that the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), the nation's largest Minuteman organization, is a 501(C)4 non-profit organization and cannot and does not endorse any candidate for public office. MCDC is not associated with Mr. Jim Gilchrist, who today endorsed Mike Huckabee for president. Jim Gilchrist’s erstwhile Minuteman Project is itself an organization which by its own representations as a non-profit civic group cannot legally endorse candidates. It does not have any volunteers who observe illegal...
  • Minuteman Project Founder Endorses Mike Huckabee

    12/11/2007 10:30:06 AM PST · by pissant · 198 replies · 2,740+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/07 | staff
    Noting that he might not agree 100 percent on immigration with Huckabee, the firebrand illegal immigration opponent said Huckabee's recently released immigration plan won him over. "The governor has a plan and I appreciate his plan. That's why I'm supporting him. He's one of the few who's actually brought forth a plan and gone public with it. It shows to me that he's willing to engage in the tough love necessary to fix this problem," Gilchrist said. Gilchrist, whose organization is separate from the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, has drawn protests in appearances at college campuses in recent months for...
  • Huckabee Picks Up Minuteman Founder Endorsement

    12/11/2007 1:01:35 PM PST · by Dane · 34 replies · 623+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Deember 11, 2007
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Mike Huckabee, under fire for some of his immigration stands while governor of Arkansas, picked up an endorsement in Council Bluffs, Iowa, from the ultimate illegal immigration opponent: Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, the group that has roamed the border for the last several years operating effectively as an independent border patrol. President Bush called the group "vigilantes" two years ago. But Huckabee seemed eager to announce the endorsement, as it came on a day when former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney started running an ad that slams Huckabee for backing a provision that would...
  • Michelle Malkin: Minuteman Project founder endorses Huckabee?!?!?!

    12/11/2007 12:49:00 PM PST · by pissant · 105 replies · 413+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 12/11/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update: Here’s the official Huckabee campaign post on the endorsement. A commenter there also notes: Another positive sign is the fact that Roy Beck of NumbersUSA has changed several of his ratings for Governor Huckabee from “red” to “green” in response to his new immigration plan. This is a big turnaround from just a few days before, when Beck characterized the Governor as a “disaster” in the area of immigration. Here’s the new Numbers USA grid: We are entering Alice in Wonderland territory. *** Yeah, you read it right–the founder of the border control group, the Minuteman Project, is endorsing...
  • CNN’s Roberts Corners Columbia Dean on Ahmadinejad, Minutemen Project

    09/24/2007 2:25:12 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 365+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 09/24/2007 | Matthew Balan
    While ABCÂ’s Chris Cuomo played softball with Columbia University president Lee Bollinger on the upcoming speech of Iranian president Ahmadinejad, CNNÂ’s John Roberts directed tough questions to John Coatsworth, dean for ColumbiaÂ’s School of International and Public Affairs. Roberts opened the interview with a question which summarized AhmadinejadÂ’s record. "Here's a leader who's advocated the destruction of Israel, denied the Holocaust, and is accused by our government, the United States government, of supplying both fighters and equipment to insurgents in Iraq, to kill U.S. troops. Why would you ever want him on your campus?" Coatsworth appeared during the 7 am...
  • COLUMBIA PULLS U-EY: SCRAPS 'MINUTEMAN'

    09/19/2007 6:10:57 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies · 143+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 19, 2007 | YOAV GONEN
    Columbia University students have scrapped plans to hear from the founder of the Minuteman Project - a year after their classmates violently interrupted a speech by the anti-illegal-immigration activist. The nonpartisan Columbia Political Union voted late Monday night to cancel a planned Oct. 4 appearance by Jim Gilchrist, who is based in California. The student group said in a statement that
  • Judge cans Crystal Lake Minuteman meeting

    08/24/2007 11:35:15 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 86 replies · 1,815+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | 8/24/2007 | Charles Keeshan
    The controversial Illinois Minuteman Project canceled its weekend seminar on illegal immigration in Crystal Lake after a McHenry County judge Thursday issued a restraining order barring the group from holding the event at a local hotel as planned. At the urging of the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn's owners, Judge Maureen McIntyre ordered the Minuteman Project not to appear at the hotel and to notify its guest speakers and about 100 ticket holders that the seminar would not take place there. The ruling left the Minuteman Project no option but to call off the event, Director Rosanna Pulido said. "There's a...
  • Minutemen were stifled

    08/24/2007 9:03:57 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 34 replies · 961+ views
    The Northwest Herald ^ | Friday, August 24, 2007 | editorial
    An event by the Illinois Minuteman Project scheduled for Saturday has been canceled after the Crystal Lake Police Department demanded a $3,500 payment for security costs from the hotel where the event was to be held. Regardless of how one feels about the Minutemen, the request by the police department is inappropriate. The Minutemen were planning to hold a private event on private property at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake. The supposed security need was for protesters – the McHenry County Peace Group – who were going to be on public property near the event. On Thursday, a McHenry...
  • Giuliani talks Minutemen, Iraq in Anaheim visit

    08/23/2007 9:12:53 AM PDT · by kellynla · 43 replies · 668+ views
    orange county register ^ | August 23, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    ANAHEIM – Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, was in town Tuesday and Wednesday for a ballgame and a fundraiser. Before leaving, he spoke with the Register at the Hilton Anaheim about immigration, border safety and Iraq. Here are some excerpts. You've been here twice as many times as any other candidate this year. You've been to California nine times… And eight of them have included Orange County. This is probably the most frequently visited place. This is a very important county for a Republican primary and (for) a general election....
  • Minuteman Project told it can't hold rally at hotel

    08/22/2007 6:08:45 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 25 replies · 742+ views
    The Daily herald ^ | Aug 22, 2007 | Charles Keeshan
    A seminar expected to draw dozens of illegal immigration foes and perhaps hundreds of protesters to Crystal Lake on Saturday is in jeopardy after the hotel hosting the event told its sponsor it is no longer welcome. The decision by the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn has left the Illinois Minuteman Project scrambling to find an alternate location to host Allen County, Ohio, Sheriff Dan Beck, whose efforts to deport people in the country unlawfully has earned him national attention. “I’m disturbed by the whole thing,” Minuteman Director Rosanna Pulido said this morning. “We’re not bringing in a lunatic. We’re bringing...
  • Unlikely councilman finds niche (Mission Viejo, CA)

    08/14/2007 12:49:29 PM PDT · by TheDon · 1 replies · 351+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 11, 2007 | ERIKA I. RITCHIE and AMANDA GLOWISH
    MISSION VIEJO - John Paul Ledesma was pumped. His adrenaline flowing, he was ready for his day center stage amid the national immigration debate. A few days before, he had addressed the Minuteman Project's local support chapter, the California Coalition for Immigration Reform, had been written up in several newspapers and was a guest on the John and Ken Show on KFI/640 AM and Fox News. At 6 a.m. he hit the University Athletic Club in Newport Beach. He did bench curls with 15 to 35 pounds. The 5-foot-9-inch, 180-pound Mission Viejo council member needed strength and confidence. He was...
  • Blacks and Hispanics Natural Allies?

    08/06/2007 2:00:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 1,122+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2007 | La Shawn Barber
    In a recent article, The Economist called blacks and Hispanics “natural allies.” Citing Barack Obama’s “brothers in the fight for equality” reference to the two groups, the writer conceded that with blacks and Hispanics, there’s no such thing. I frequently blog about what I perceive as a growing battle between blacks and Hispanics for “preferred minority” status. A preferred minority group is one that ostensibly is under-represented in certain professions and universities. This status goes beyond mere numbers and focuses on “oppression.” For example, while Asians are a minority group in America, they’re not considered oppressed in the same sense,...
  • Censorship of Minuteman Project ending

    07/31/2007 4:10:14 AM PDT · by Man50D · 2 replies · 291+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 31, 2007
    Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project, an organization that concerns itself with the protection and sanctity of the U.S. border, will be given access to public facilities at Compton Community College in California for a town hall meeting under a lawsuit settlement that is being worked out now. Lawyer Michael Sands of the Pro Family Law Center told WND that an agreement with the school should be final shortly. The lawsuit had been filed when Compton officials refused the Minuteman Project permission to use any facilities on campus for a town hall meeting about illegal immigration, border security and other issues,...
  • Jim Gilchrist, live video on the web...right now! 6:10 PDT

    04/27/2007 5:56:36 AM PDT · by roadette · 149+ views
    live ^ | 4/27/07 | roadette
    Go to http://www.camstreams.com and click on "see live webstreams." Go to "Jim Gilchrist speaking in San Diego." This video isn't archived anywhere...it is live...right now, 6:10-6:45 PDT
  • Minuteman Project Changes Leadership [Jim Gilchrist is OUT, Marvin Stewart is IN]

    02/26/2007 11:27:40 AM PST · by RonDog · 161 replies · 4,715+ views
    Robert Vasquez, Media coordinator, Minuteman Project | February 24, 2007 | Robert Vasquez, Media coordinator
    . Contact: Robert Vasquez, Media coordinator 208-989-4260 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc., CHANGES LEADERSHIP FEBRUARY 24, 2007 "The MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc.," (MMP) was a concept created to defend the sovereignty of the United States of America. The organization created sought to empower American citizens in the exercise of their constitutional rights to demand redress of grievances from the government's failure to enforce United States Immigration law. While "The MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc.," recognizes the efforts and contributions made by Mr. Jim Gilchrist at the inception of the organization, the MMP Board of Directors has determined that a change of leadership...
  • 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 - ForTheCause.us 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...
  • 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...
  • Darky, keep thy place!

    10/10/2006 8:20:12 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 11 replies · 1,091+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/10/2006 | Erik Rush
    On the Oct. 5 edition of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," Bill O'Reilly excoriated Columbia University for some of their students' treatment of members of the Minuteman Project when they were invited to speak there by a campus Republican organization last week. The Minuteman Project, according to its website, is a citizen organization that is "not a call to arms, but a call to voices seeking a peaceful and respectable resolve to the chaotic neglect by members of our local, state and federal governments charged with applying U.S. immigration law." Reasonable enough, according to the polls reflecting most Americans' opinions...
  • [Texas]Tempers flare as Minutemen take to border

    09/12/2006 1:11:30 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 36 replies · 1,191+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 09/12/2006 | Mariano Castillo
    LAREDO — The first batch of what organizers say will be 1,200 Minuteman Project volunteers began a border watch operation here Monday amid catcalls from hecklers and a cold shoulder from area mayors. The 60-day "Operation Sovereignty" is about drawing attention to illegal immigration and border violence as much as it is about spotting undocumented immigrants and reporting them to authorities, Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist said. "We're down here on the fifth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil in history to remind the American public that what happened on 9-11-01 happened strictly because we never enforced...
  • Minuteman Project To Kick Off Border-Watch Effort [Texas]

    09/11/2006 3:25:47 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 463+ views
    KSAT.com ^ | September 11, 2006
    Eight-Week Operation To Focus Along Laredo-Mexico Border SAN ANTONIO -- After a moment of silence for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, a group of civilian border-watchers plan to initiate a nearly two-month operation along the Texas-Mexico border to watch for illegal immigrants and bring attention to security issues. The Minuteman Project, led by Jim Gilchrist, will team with its Texas affiliate and the American Border Patrol of Arizona to track suspected illegal immigrants and report them to the U.S. Border Patrol. "If you're here illegally you don't need to be here," said Texas Minutemen President Shannon McGauley....
  • Campo Minuteman Gets Rocked

    08/31/2006 10:19:23 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 12 replies · 694+ views
    Securing The US Border Around The Clock For the past 413 days the Campo Minutemen have been watching the US/Mexico border 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Living in the high desert, fulltime Minutemen "Kingfish", "Ridge Runner", "CzechStan", and "Max" have put everything else aside to help stem the tide of illegals crossing the US/Mexico border near Campo. What was once a high traffic area for drug and human smuggling is now been slowed to a trickle due to the constant vigil of dedicated Minutemen.
  • Suit contends illegal pickers undercut firm

    08/22/2006 10:37:36 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 5 replies · 384+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 8/22/06 | AMY TAXIN
    An Orange County attorney filed a lawsuit Monday accusing a Kern County farmer of hiring illegal immigrants to undercut his client's contract to provide blueberry pickers during harvest. The suit on behalf of farm-labor contractor AgriLabor is the first in a series of suits that attorney David Klehm of Anaheim says he has undertaken since quitting his stable job as a medical-malpractice lawyer two months ago to take on California companies that he says skirt immigration law.
  • Laredo to get patrols: Minutemen to join BP beginning Sept. 11

    08/22/2006 1:01:09 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 463+ views
    Laredo Morning Times/AP ^ | 08/22/2006 | ELIZABETH WHITE
    SAN ANTONIO — Hundreds of volunteers plan to keep watch over the area of the Texas-Mexico border around Laredo beginning Sept. 11, and organizers said they’ll offer extra sets of eyes in the U.S. Border Patrol’s effort to stop illegal immigration. The eight-week “Operation Sovereignty” — which begins on the fifth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks and ends on Election Day, Nov. 7 — is meant to “bring national awareness to the illegal alien invasion crisis,” said Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist. Gilchrist, who said he supports legal immigration, said the opening and closing days of the operation are...
  • New York Times, Friend to One-Eyed Minutemen

    08/16/2006 7:27:49 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 9 replies · 683+ views
    Weekly Dig ^ | 8/16/06
    We linked to this earlier today, but it’s worth another look. The Times launched a new biweekly column by Charlie LeDuff today. It’s incredible. The first installment of the Times’s American Album brings LeDuff’s elegant, understated prose to the Mexican border. He meets with a one-eyed Minuteman, Britt Craig, and Craig’s one-eyed cat (nameless, as far as we can tell): “He did poorly in school and thought he would prove himself as a warrior. He enlisted as a paratrooper and lost his left eye in Vietnam. By his account, he came home to mockery and derision and this knocked him...
  • Update from Campo Minutemen, Campo, CA (pics)

    08/16/2006 6:43:35 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 8 replies · 618+ views
    8/16/06
    Mad Max to the rescue. A few weeks a go, Jim Gilchrist and the Minuteman Project was acosted by open borders goonage. And who was there to help them get away and safely into a cab?Campo Minuteman Mad Max! He had returned east to follow the Paul Revere Riders. On MMP woman said " I have never been to happy to see the Campo Minuteman T Shirt" Max hopes to return to Campo this weekend. He would like to stay at the border full time, but is need of a vehicle ------------------------------------------------------------- This have been pretty active, with attempted crossings....
  • Meeting a Minuteman - NY Times - Video and Pics

    08/14/2006 6:46:42 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 1 replies · 425+ views
    CAMPO, Calif. — Five miles past the paved road, up on a hill of no name, lives a one-eyed man with a one-eyed cat.
  • Poised Against Incursions, a Man on the Border, Armed and Philosophical (Campo Minuteman in NY)

    08/14/2006 6:37:39 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 7 replies · 643+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2006 | CHARLIE LeDUFF
    <p>CAMPO, Calif. — Five miles past the paved road, up on a hill of no name, lives a one-eyed man with a one-eyed cat.</p> <p>They sleep in a van parked against the patchwork fence that lines the border with Mexico. He is solitary, lean, trying to hold back a tidal wave of humanity. The cat is overweight.</p>
  • CA: Anti-illegal-immigrant groups multiply

    08/13/2006 10:30:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 946+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 8/13/06 | Rachell Uranga
    Retired utility worker Charles Warren worries his quality of life is slipping and says that illegal immigrants are to blame. The 55-year-old retiree complains about day laborers waiting for work outside the nearby Home Depot, saying they give his neighborhood "a Third World look." "Ten or 15 years ago, the neighborhood wasn't like this," Warren said. "The states are overpopulated, there is oversprawl, and immigration is contributing to this." After seeing a television commercial that blamed many of California's woes on illegal immigrants, Warren immediately donated $50 to the sponsoring group, Californians for Population Stabilization. And he's not the only...
  • The Minuteman Project

    08/07/2006 6:48:45 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 1 replies · 249+ views
    The Minuteman Project ^ | 8/7/06 | The Minuteman Project
    The Minuteman Project
  • National Guard at the Border?? (Campo, CA)

    07/31/2006 12:15:56 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 13 replies · 695+ views
  • Questionable books (Minuteman-Simcox)

    07/24/2006 10:16:33 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 438 replies · 6,901+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2006 | Staff
    As supporters of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, we were disheartened to read Jerry Seper's front-page article Thursday about questions and criticisms of President Chris Simcox's management of the organization. According to the article, the volunteer group has not made any financial statements or fundraising records public since April 2005 -- circumstances that have strained relations between Mr. Simcox and several of his top employees, some of whom have resigned in protest. Mr. Simcox must resolve these problems quickly. Failure to do so would only encourage the organization's critics -- who have made no secret of their desire to see...
  • Please fence me in (Rancher-Minuteman Fence)

    07/23/2006 10:55:22 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 68 replies · 1,439+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monday, July 24, 2006 | Jonathan Clark
    PALOMINAS — Back in the 1970s, it was a major event when a Mexican cow would wander on to Jack and John Ladd’s borderfront ranch in Palominas. But after tightened border security in San Diego and El Paso began to funnel illegal immigration though Arizona in the early 1990s, holes began to appear more regularly along the 10 miles of barbed-wire fence separating the ranch from Mexico. The holes, cut by individual migrants or blasted out by fence-crashing vehicles, also created an easy passageway for cattle. So, in an effort to keep Mexican cows out and their own cows in,...
  • Minutemen put trust in their finance firms

    07/20/2006 10:29:54 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 36 replies · 966+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 21, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps' top leaders signed a letter yesterday saying they have "complete confidence in the professional firms" hired by MCDC President Chris Simcox to oversee the organization's finances, citing criticism from within and outside the group as "utterly without merit."     The letter, posted on the Minuteman Web page (www.minutemanhq.com) applauded Mr. Simcox's decision to employ "accredited and experienced professionals to assist the organization in management of our finances."     "There are those both within the border security movement and actively opposed to it who, for ideological reasons or in advancement of personal ambition, wish the Minuteman Civil Defense...
  • Questions on Spending by Minutemen

    07/20/2006 9:48:04 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 78 replies · 1,272+ views
    AP via NY Times ^ | &-20-06 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, July 20 (AP) — The leadership of a civilian border patrol group is facing questions about how it has spent donations collected over the past 15 months. Some members of the group, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, say they have no idea how much money has been collected since the group was created in April 2005. They are also questioning what the money has been spent on and why it has been funneled through a charity based in Northern Virginia and headed by Alan Keyes, the conservative commentator. The members say money promised for supplies like food, fuel, radios,...
  • Volunteers: Minuteman accounting is lax (Simcox)

    07/20/2006 5:26:06 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 27 replies · 732+ views
    UPI ^ | 7-20-06 | Staff
    HERNDON, Va., July 20 (UPI) -- Some members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, the controversial U.S. border-security group, have raised questions about its finances. Gary Cole, the group's former director of operations, told the Washington Times he collected thousands of dollars and does not know where the money went or how it was spent. Cole said Chris Simcox, the president, has refused to provide an accounting......."
  • Minutemen skeptical of ties with Keyes project (Funding Questions)

    07/20/2006 12:08:29 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 475 replies · 5,130+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-20-06 | Jerry Seper
    The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps calls itself a "project of the Declaration Alliance," although few MCDC volunteers know what the alliance does or why Minuteman donations are routed through the charity founded and headed by conservative activist Alan Keyes. Several Minuteman leaders and members questioned the wisdom of ceding control over fundraising to the Herndon-based Declaration Alliance, part of an intricate weave of conservative organizations founded and chaired by Mr. Keyes or tied to longtime Keyes associates working with MCDC. MCDC President Chris Simcox told The Washington Times that the alliance offers "an experienced organization for mass mailings, advertising and...
  • Minutemen not watching over funds (Simcox Questioned Over Funds)

    07/19/2006 7:30:46 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 680 replies · 6,744+ views
    Washington Times. ^ | July 19, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    A growing number of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps leaders and volunteers are questioning the whereabouts of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars in donations collected in the past 15 months, challenging the organization's leadership over financial accountability. Many of the group's most active members say they have no idea how much money has been collected as part of its effort to stop illegal entry -- primarily along the U.S.-Mexico border, what it has been spent on or why it has been funneled through a Virginia-based charity headed by conservative Alan Keyes. Several of the group's top lieutenants have either...
  • "I Struck A Common Nerve" - speech and Q&A w/ Jim Gilchrist at the Sacramento Press Club

    07/19/2006 4:56:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 416+ views
    Capitol Notes / KQED ^ | 7/19/06 | John Myers
    That's the assessment of Jim Gilchrist on why his controversial Minuteman Project continues to make headlines across the country. Gilchrist was in town today to speak to the Sacramento Press Club, and partly to hawk his new book on the volunteer citizens border patrol group launched almost two years ago. He announced a new effort to draw attention to the issue of illegal immigration, and he didn't pull any punches about his feelings on just about every elected official. On September 11, the 5th anniversary of the NYC and DC terrorist attacks, Gilchrist plans to travel to Laredo, TX to...
  • Hispanic group boycotts Disney 'white supremacists'

    07/15/2006 11:38:49 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 83 replies · 2,175+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 15, 2006 | WorldNetDaily.com
    A radical Hispanic group is promoting a boycott of the Walt Disney Company because, contends the Mexica Movement, the entertainment giant "has made a habit of hiring talk show hosts who spread the Minutemen white supremacist racist agenda." The boycott announcement specifically cites radio legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Paul Harvey, as well as popular talker Doug McIntyre. Both Harvey and McIntyre are nationally syndicated by ABC, which is owned by Disney. McIntyre was instrumental in exposing a taxpayer-funded Los Angeles school backed by radical groups that lay claim to the Southwestern U.S. As WND reported, the principal...
  • CA: Governor tries to regain trust of key voting bloc Hispanics

    07/15/2006 12:35:03 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 407+ views
    Press-Enterprise ^ | July 15, 2006 | LAURA KURTZMAN
    Mention Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in this heavily Hispanic section of Los Angeles County and the response is almost invariably negative. "I still think he's an actor, and not a good one at that," said Flora Lopez, 56, a supervision aide at a local school. "To me, Arnold hasn't done anything," said America Aguilar, 26, a student at California State University, Fullerton. "He cut the budget for the schools," said Arely Gonzales, a 27-year-old nurse, who pronounced the governor, "Awful." Their harsh views illustrate how far Schwarzenegger's star has fallen among Hispanics since the heady days of the 2003 recall election,...
  • Minuteman Civil Defense Project President Chris Simcox Answers Critics

    07/14/2006 9:00:33 PM PDT · by Spiff · 549 replies · 6,240+ views
    Minuteman Civil Defense Project Mass Email | 14 July 2006 | Chris Simcox
    Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Chris's Answer To Critics 6501 Greenway Parkway Suite 103-640 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 :: Phone (520) 829-3112 "True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason." —Alfred North WhiteheadFirst, I want to say thank you to all the supporters and believers in this great grassroots movement known as the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps; your dedication has paid off in the momentum we now see across the nation as citizens have reached the level of awareness and frustration we have shared for years.  They are now following your...
  • Day-labor site gets one-year reprieve - Protest Planned

    07/12/2006 6:22:41 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 10 replies · 406+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 7/12/06 | LAYLAN CONNELLY and AMY TAXIN
    LAGUNA BEACH - A day-labor site along Laguna Canyon Road will remain in operation for at least another year after the city reached a lease agreement with the California Department of Transportation. City Manager Ken Frank revealed the news Tuesday night to 100 people packed inside the City Council chambers and was met with applause and boos.