Dozens of volunteers from the Minutemen served on the United States-Mexico Border alongside National Guard troops and Border Patrol agents this past weekend in response to the drug cartels who incited acts of aggression last week forcing national guard troops to retreat. For the last few years, Minuteman members have assisted Border Patrols agents in the apprehension of over 10,000 illegal crossers, many of whom were transporting drugs, and have since witnessed the west desert corridor become the busiest in the Tucson Sector for marijuana and contraband seizures.
“I am not at all shocked by this incursion; our President and federal government have sent these lawbreakers a message of immunity if caught, and a helping hand to accomplish their criminal goals,” stated spokesmen Al Garza. “Our nation is being overrun by the influx of illegal aliens as well as drug cartels that show no signs of fear in crossing our border because the federal government refuses to do the job they were elected to do, and refrain from supporting the open border advocates.”
Garza continues: “The Minutemen have taken notice of this incursion and will no longer tolerate our federal government's refusal to secure our borders and protect our public safety rather than promote illegal activity and cooperate with corporate America to exploit human beings for their cheap labor. The deployment of the National Guard is not only mandatory, it is the duty of our elected officials to enforce immigration laws, but the Minutemen will gladly volunteer their time until our government gets its priorities straight.”
The Minutemen are 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. Additionally, the Minutemen seek to urge local and federal officials to enforce our immigration laws in order to keep our families and country safe. The Minutemen conduct 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.
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