The Minuteman group is a civilian / paramilitary group that has been in the spotlight this year for helping the Border Patrol in their attempt to stem
the flood of illegal immigrants from entering the US. Ths Minuteman group are now taking their battle to the suburbs of America.
Armed with cameras, Walkie-talkies, and video cameras, they are now showing up where illegal immigrants wait to be picked up for day work.
The Minutemen, take the pictures of both the workers as well as the employers then give the photographic evidence to both the Tax office as well as to
HERNDON, Va., Nov. 2, 2005 — Opposition to the 10 million to 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States is growing. A citizen's
group called the Minutemen, which conducts Mexican border patrols, is heading to the nation's suburbs, where migrant workers go for work.
"I think that we as people have the right to stand up and say, 'Enough is enough. It's got to stop," said Diane Bonieskie, a Minutemen volunteer.
In Herndon, Va., for example, 15 members of the Minutemen gathered to take their war on illegal immigration to the heart of suburbia. They were armed
with paper badges, walkie-talkies, digital cameras and video recorders.
The Minutemen show up where illegal immigrants wait to be picked up for day jobs. They photograph the workers and their employers and plan to give the
pictures to immigration and tax officials.
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The Minuteman group took this new tactic in response to the city's passing a proposal to community center for day laborers.
Of course the response from the Tenants and Workers Support Committee an organization for hispanics and African-Americans is that such actions by the
Minutemen is " It's racist! It's a racist movement!"
I guess that this group would include the police department, INS, the court system are all racist since there are laws against illegal immigrants,
hiring illegal immigrants and of course the police support those laws.
I like the Minutemen's new approach as they are now including going after the employers instead of just the illegal immigrant. Maybe, this will start
to turn the tide.
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