Washington, DC—Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) today announced that he has acccepted an invitation from James Gilchrist to deliver the keynote address at the April 1 rally in Tombstone, Arizona to kick off the month-long Minutemen protest against our open borders.
“I am going to Tombstone on Friday to tell those good citizens they are heroes, not ‘vigilantes,’ and that tens of millions of Americans are there with them in spirit,” said Tancredo.
“The Minutemen are in Arizona as a kind of Neighborhood Watch program to help the Border Patrol spot illegal aliens as they enter our country. A year ago in the month of April, in only one month, over 64,000 illegal aliens were apprehended in the Tucson sector,” Tancredo explained.
Tancredo says he plans to tell the Minutemen, “You are here to send a message to Washington, DC. Poll after poll tells anyone who will listen that 80% of the American people want our borders secured against illegal entry. If the politicians can’t read the polls, maybe they can read our lips: SECURE OUR BORDERS NOW!”