Civilians Plan April Border Patrol

Ben Winograd, Tucson Citizen, Dec. 6

Adopting language from the American Revolution, civilian border watchers plan to stage mass volunteer patrols along a busy smuggling corridor in Cochise County next April.

Organizers of the Minuteman Project said the monthlong effort is meant to draw national attention and pressure the government to more aggressively guard the U.S.-Mexican border.

“This is a mini Boston Tea Party,” said Chris Simcox of Tombstone, one of the project’s organizers. “We want this to be a shot heard all the way to Washington.”

In response to recruitment efforts, immigrant advocacy groups renewed long-standing objections to volunteer border patrols, which they said promote illegal “vigilante” activity.

{snip}

Topics:

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.

Comments are closed.