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AnnInLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-05 10:46 AM
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14. Read this (they must be a real astute bunch)

Gaffes hamper Minuteman kickoff
By Le Templar, Tribune
TOMBSTONE - The first volunteers for the Minuteman Project arrived before 8 a.m. Friday, eager to be part of a civilian campaign seeking to discourage illegal immigration and highlight the porous nature of the U.S. border.
But they didnt get within 30 miles of Mexico, as project organizers struggled throughout the day with a rash of equipment failures and a crush of state and national media that threatened to outnumber the volunteers.

Confused and sometimes overwhelmed, leaders of the Minuteman Project provided incomplete or conflicting information to supporters and observers alike. Most volunteers left the first days briefings without a clear idea of how or where they will be assigned to watch for illegal migrants walking north.

Still, the Minuteman Project registered more than 200 volunteers in Tombstone on Friday, much higher numbers than previous attempts in Arizona to gather everyday people for a task normally associated with the U.S. Border Patrol. Several volunteers said they would be patient.
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