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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:18 PM
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Minutemen step up US border patrol; violence feared

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N30178285.htm

Minutemen step up US border patrol; violence feared

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Sept 30 (Reuters) - A U.S. militia group will launch a month-long sweep for illegal immigrants along the border with Mexico this weekend, stepping up a campaign that has raised fears of violence.

Volunteers plan to gather at seven sites between San Diego, California, and Brownsville, Texas, throughout October to scour the deserts for illegal immigrants and report them to the U.S. Border Patrol so they can be arrested.

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps began their controversial patrols in Arizona in April and spin-off groups later held similar operations in California.

Now, for the first time, the Minutemen are taking their protest to all four U.S. states along the porous 2,000-mile (3,200-km) border with Mexico beginning on Saturday.

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kermujin Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:22 PM
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1. Protect the US against Mexicans ... like these, for instance:
<snip>
Mexico lends a hand in Katrina relief
Wednesday, September 7, 2005; Posted: 5:17 p.m. EDT (21:17 GMT)
Mexican sailors prepare a helicopter on the deck of a navy ship headed for an aid mission.


<snip>
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico, long on the receiving end of U.S. disaster relief, is sending a hurricane aid convoy to help its larger, richer and more powerful northern neighbor.

<snip>
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - A Mexican army convoy rolled into the United States on Thursday with food and medicine for Hurricane Katrina victims, its first military operation on U.S. soil since the mid-19th century.
A 44-vehicle convoy of 200 unarmed troops flew Mexicos red, white and green national flag from every cab as it moved into San Antonio.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:48 PM
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2. Why aren't they labeled as a terrorist group?
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FyurFly Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:11 PM
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3.  Because they have committed no crimes n/t
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:35 PM
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4. Yes they have. They just haven't been charged. nt.
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 09:46 AM
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5. did they scrap their plans for northern borders?
I thought I heard they were gonna patrol the borders with Canada as well. I would have liked to have seen these idiot yay-hoos in 3 feet of snow, with 20 below temps, in the middle of deer season roaming the woods in their wannabe camo.
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