Posted on May 24, 2005

State Senators Urge Governor To Ban Minuteman Migration

AP, May 24

Some state leaders have a message for the Minuteman Project — wait just a minute.

Eleven Texas senators have filed a resolution objecting to Minuteman Project plans to patrol the Texas-Mexico border in October.

They say the civilian patrols would hurt tourism, trade and the economy, and they’re asking for Gov. Rick Perry’s help.

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“I have faith in our law enforcement agencies to do their job,” said state Sen. Juan Hinojosa, D-McAllen, one author of the resolution. “The last thing they need is interference from untrained individuals who could ultimately pose serious danger to citizens and immigrants along the border region.”

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