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Minutemen Declare Victory and Go Home

The Minutemen have declared victory and will leave the Arizona border at the end of the month. One month of sitting around in the desert would be enough for me too. I do think they did a lot of good getting the public’s attention focused on the problem. I think that their current approach to the problem is more rational, and less likely to get someone shot.

The roughly 750 volunteers, organizers said, would remain in the border area through April under the direction of Civil Homeland Defense, a Tombstone, Ariz.-based group similar to the Minutemen.

The project now will focus on protesting businesses that employ illegal immigrants, pushing for immigration reform and organizing Minutemen branches nationwide. Minuteman leaders Jim Gilchrist and Chris Simcox are scheduled to speak before the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus in Washington, D.C., next week.

And of course Vincente Fox is threatening to sue.

Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-CO, chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, and U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-AZ, have been vociferous defenders of the Minuteman Project Project against its critics.

“The president of Mexico is threatening to sue any member of the Minutemen who have contact with a Mexican national, threatening to take the U.S. into the International Court of Justice at the Hague over the passage of Prop 200 in Arizona, and is providing transportation to Mexican nationals trying to sneak into the U.S.,” said Trancredo. “One could say he is acting in the best interest of his nation. Isn’t it unfortunate we cannot say the same thing about President Bush?”

And Kyl lambasted Mexican President Fox’s threat to file lawsuits against the Minutemen. Fox appears to believe, “illegal aliens have more of a right to break American law than American citizens have to peacefully assist in enforcing it,” Kyl said.

I probably should launch into a rant about the “dirty mess-kins” at this point, but listening to old jazz and big band music today, has put me into such a good mood, I really can’t be mad at anybody right now. I may not be cut out to be a commentator on this web site.


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Posted by Yellow Dog   United States  on 04/21/2005 at 02:02 PM   
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