MINUTEMAN FENCE IS STILL A NECESSITY FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
WHILE WASHINGTON SAVES LIZARDS, A CITIZEN BORDER FENCE IS THE ONLY VIABLE AND IMMEDIATE SOLUTION FOR SECURING OUR BORDERS FROM THE ALIEN INVASION
PHOENIX, AZ—The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) will continue building the fence to protect Americans, while members of the U.S. government battle over how to best protect lizards. MCDC’s citizen activism is essential, because meeting their constitutional obligations to protect and defend the sovereignty and security of the citizens of the United States remains far from the priority for far too many of our government officials.
In responding to a challenge last week to the federal government’s border fence construction along the Arizona-Mexico border, attorneys for the government failed to convince U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle of the immediate national security threat presented by unchecked illegal border incursions. The illegal alien invasion as sufficient grounds for expediting the construction of a security fence on our southern border was rejected by the judge, who instead ruled for additional time and taxpayer funding “to study the environmental impact” of such a barrier.
Carmen Mercer, MCDC Vice President and Director of the Minuteman Border Fence Project states: “Stalling by lawsuits, propagandizing bleeding-heart rhetoric over lizards, or otherwise putting reptiles and creatures crawling through the desert ahead of the welfare of human beings is unacceptable. Fussing about ‘endangered lizard habitat’ does not in fact trump the fed’s obligation to address the dire human cost to American men, women and children of our broken borders. Nor does it save one single truly endangered alien woman, girl or boy being illegally trafficked by the death-dealing cartels for sex, pornography or sweatshop servitude. We must continue to demand that our government immediately allocate and use funds to build the fence we have modeled on our porous border—and until they do, Minutemen will continue building it ourselves.”
Now that the MCDC has seen a legal challenge to its fence construction in the matter of Campbell v. Minuteman Civil Defense Corps fully resolved in the organization’s favor, and because it continues to garner strong support for its fence project from individual citizens nationally, the Minutemen will continue private construction of demonstration fence models in key-trafficked areas and their October border watch operation. In addition, MCDC will continue to keep a strong watch over the border, and over the actual impact of what little federal government fence construction has occurred since the President signed the 2006 Secure Fence Act.
Minuteman volunteers continue to be posted along that Southern U.S. borderline throughout the remainder of this month. The results of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps border watch for illegal alien activities include:
- Border Sightings – over 30,200
- Confirmed with U.S. Border Patrol – over 13,634 alien intruder apprehensions from 26 foreign countries
- Rescues – over 310 saved from dying in the desert
- Five 30-day operations in five states totaling more than750 days on Watch
- Seventy-two monthly weekend operations totaling more than 216 days on Watch
- Total days of Minutemen on Watch at the border 966 days
- Over 90 local chapters created in 50 states
- Minutemen on rolling Watch in local communities 365 days a year 24x7
- Defeating Amnesty Legislation in Washington, DC
- Leading the Charge: Making the Illegal Alien Invasion and Border Security a National Issue
Chris Simcox, MCDC Founder and President noted, “With the lawsuit behind us, MCDC can continue to support demonstration fence spans, while pressuring Washington into building a full border fence as they are sworn to do. President Bush and Congress are doing a terrible job establishing any credibility on the issue of border security, and this latest court failure is just more of the same lame performance. Their constitutional oaths are not to serve lizards or environmental lobbies, they are to serve the American people—and that is only going to happen when the 2006 Secure Fencing Act is implemented without any more slimy or scaly excuses.”
The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) is a peaceful, law-abiding and citizen-led initiative organized to stand watch at our borders and in our neighborhoods, report illegal activities to the proper authorities, and aid in the construction of border fencing on private lands using private donations. Additionally, MCDC seeks to urge local and federal officials to enforce our immigration laws in order to keep our families and country safe. MCDC conducts border watch operations that assist the activities of the U.S. Border Patrol, reports employers of illegal aliens, and advocates to keeps tax dollars from being used for illegal alien benefits.