Posted on March 1, 2005

Mexico Vows to Fight Migrant Patrol Project in U.S.

Reuters, Feb. 28

MEXICO CITY — Mexico will pursue legal action against plans by a U.S. citizens’ group to patrol the U.S.-Mexican border in search of illegal immigrants, the country’s foreign minister said on Monday.

Luis Ernesto Derbez said he asked lawyers in Los Angeles to draw up a legal strategy to fight the Arizona-based initiative called “the MinuteMan Project” that has signed up hundreds of volunteers for border patrols.

“We are going to attack by all legal means,” Derbez told a news conference. “We are presenting the reasons why we consider this action to be incorrect and illegal from the point of view not only of our government but also under U.S. law.”

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