BRINGS MESSAGE OF BORDER SECURITY FIRST TO THE NATION’S CAPITAL
WASHINGTON, DC— Chris Simcox, President and Founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense
Corps (MCDC) addressed an audience at the March for America today from the Washington Monument where he encouraged citizens to oppose the amnesty legislation poised to return to the floor of the U.S. Senate next week. He reminded the audience that the President and Congress should execute the border security provisions of the 2006 Secure Fence Act, whose funding has already been appropriated, but not spent, rather than create more unnecessary legislation that trumpets the hypothetical spending of hypothetical billions of new dollars.
“Amnesty legislation will not provide the President with the legacy he is looking for,” states Chris Simcox, founder and President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. “The Minutemen are on the border this weekend and we will probably observe more illegal entrants than the President’s new virtual border security measures—which is why we need a physical fence.”
Earlier in the day Simcox traveled throughout Capitol Hill with dozens of voters who met with Members of Congress to express their disappointment over the “comprehensive immigration reform” bill. Among others, Simcox had a cordial meeting with the staff of Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL) and was refused a meeting with Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Simcox concludes, ”Our elected officials have disappointed us in the past and trust has been severely breached… so we will keep up the pressure until they act with material commitments made side-by-side with Minutemen volunteers—who are already securing our nation’s borders. We will not be bought off with more empty promises and Washington fantasies, this latest of $4 billion dollars to be raised from fees paid by those who do not now obey our laws or pay their way—we want a barrier fence, securing our border, NOW!”
Unlike the U.S. government, the Minutemen have already been implementing a plan for border security that includes an effective material barrier—by volunteering their time, energy and personal funds in order to build highly effective demonstration security fencing on private ranch land, expensed through private donations obtained from thousands of citizens nationally. To educate the public and force federal government attention to the realities of border security, Minuteman volunteers have taken steps to build this fence along the border utilizing state of the art technology with the fiber optic mesh produced by FOMGuard, USA, also currently in use on U.S. military installations, the DMZ in Korea and the West Bank in Israel, and recently featured in National Geographic magazine.