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    Gov't: Border vigilantes must be subject to law

    http://www.el-universal.com.mx/pls/impr ... abla=miami

    BY NATALIA GÓMEZ QUINTERO/EL UNIVERSAL
    February 26, 2005


    EL UNIVERSAL learned on Friday that the Mexican government sent a diplomatic note to the United States earlier this month expressing concern over vigilante activities of anti-immigrant groups on the ArizonaSonora border.

    Foreign Relations Secretary (SRE) official Gerónimo Gutiérrez said it was "very probable" that these groups are violating the rights of undocumented migrants. The note urged the United States to ensure that vigilante groups do not break the law when dealing with Mexican migrants, he added.

    According to Gutiérrez, the SRE has singled out a group dubbing itself the Minuteman project. Around 500 volunteers have joined the movement, which plans to patrol a 40-mile stretch of the border in April when migrants cross in peak numbers.

    The Minuteman project has also billed itself as a sort of adventure experience, saying its volunteers use specialized equipment and enjoy activities such as camping, hiking and horseback riding as they keep an eye out for undocumented migrants and report their locations to the U.S. Border Patrol.

    According to the group's website, the cost for 30 days ranges from US200 to US3,500, depending on activities and meals.

    U.S. officials are also worried about the Minutemen some of the volunteers plan to arm themselves, and many are untrained and have no experience dealing with border-crossers.

    Vigilante groups like the Minutemen have appeared in increasing numbers in Arizona in recent years, despite an increase in the number of Border Patrol agents by the U.S. government. However, they have largely been small, informal groups, unlike the Minuteman project.

    Between 1998 and 2004, Mexico has initiated 76 legal cases against vigilantes who have detained Mexican migrants, but only five have made it before a judge.

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    Gov't: Border vigilantes must be subject to law

    http://www.el-universal.com.mx/pls/impr ... abla=miami

    BY NATALIA GÓMEZ QUINTERO/EL UNIVERSAL
    February 26, 2005


    EL UNIVERSAL learned on Friday that the Mexican government sent a diplomatic note to the United States earlier this month expressing concern over vigilante activities of anti-immigrant groups on the ArizonaSonora border.

    Foreign Relations Secretary (SRE) official Gerónimo Gutiérrez said it was "very probable" that these groups are violating the rights of undocumented migrants. The note urged the United States to ensure that vigilante groups do not break the law when dealing with Mexican migrants, he added.

    According to Gutiérrez, the SRE has singled out a group dubbing itself the Minuteman project. Around 500 volunteers have joined the movement, which plans to patrol a 40-mile stretch of the border in April when migrants cross in peak numbers.

    The Minuteman project has also billed itself as a sort of adventure experience, saying its volunteers use specialized equipment and enjoy activities such as camping, hiking and horseback riding as they keep an eye out for undocumented migrants and report their locations to the U.S. Border Patrol.

    According to the group's website, the cost for 30 days ranges from US200 to US3,500, depending on activities and meals.

    U.S. officials are also worried about the Minutemen some of the volunteers plan to arm themselves, and many are untrained and have no experience dealing with border-crossers.

    Vigilante groups like the Minutemen have appeared in increasing numbers in Arizona in recent years, despite an increase in the number of Border Patrol agents by the U.S. government. However, they have largely been small, informal groups, unlike the Minuteman project.

    Between 1998 and 2004, Mexico has initiated 76 legal cases against vigilantes who have detained Mexican migrants, but only five have made it before a judge.

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    Thank you Mexico! Please keep talking. The more Americans hear this crap the faster our movement will grow. Violating illegal immigrant rights, that is rich. Perhaps the UN should deploy peace keepers for you Mexico? Can we sue Mexico for this encouraged invasion?

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    Thank you Mexico! Please keep talking. The more Americans hear this crap the faster our movement will grow. Violating illegal immigrant rights, that is rich. Perhaps the UN should deploy peace keepers for you Mexico? Can we sue Mexico for this encouraged invasion?

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    Well, egggggggggg-skoooooooooooooooozzzzzz-me, Mexico!

    Sorry if you feel your toes are being stepped on but we have a major problem with your people's hoofbeats trampling across our borders.

    You don't seem to do much for them when they're in their homeland so why are you so seemingly concerned for them now?

    How about how your illegal criminals trash OUR land daily?

    But that doesn't bother you, does it?
    "This country has lost control of its borders. And no country can sustain that kind of position." .... Ronald Reagan

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    Well, egggggggggg-skoooooooooooooooozzzzzz-me, Mexico!

    Sorry if you feel your toes are being stepped on but we have a major problem with your people's hoofbeats trampling across our borders.

    You don't seem to do much for them when they're in their homeland so why are you so seemingly concerned for them now?

    How about how your illegal criminals trash OUR land daily?

    But that doesn't bother you, does it?
    "This country has lost control of its borders. And no country can sustain that kind of position." .... Ronald Reagan

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    Mexico complaining about the rule of law. Alipac irony meter now broken.

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    Mexico complaining about the rule of law. Alipac irony meter now broken.

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    U.S. officials are also worried about the Minutemen some of the volunteers plan to arm themselves, and many are untrained and have no experience dealing with border-crossers.
    The only experience needed to get the job done is the experience of being p^ssed off about losing our country. In that respect, it becomes apparent that too many among the "athorities" are vastly unqualified.

    As for the "vigilante" label, I don't believe it is appropriate because the Minutemen are the border patrol group that is most closely aligned with the actual will and interests of the American people. I also feel it is quite odd in a way that the other side feels "vigilante" is a pejorative term. Only in a morally corrpupt era where criminals and invaders are awarded with sympathy and esteem will a term that implies the criminality of the side that employs it be found to be an ideological weapon against their opponent!

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    U.S. officials are also worried about the Minutemen some of the volunteers plan to arm themselves, and many are untrained and have no experience dealing with border-crossers.
    The only experience needed to get the job done is the experience of being p^ssed off about losing our country. In that respect, it becomes apparent that too many among the "athorities" are vastly unqualified.

    As for the "vigilante" label, I don't believe it is appropriate because the Minutemen are the border patrol group that is most closely aligned with the actual will and interests of the American people. I also feel it is quite odd in a way that the other side feels "vigilante" is a pejorative term. Only in a morally corrpupt era where criminals and invaders are awarded with sympathy and esteem will a term that implies the criminality of the side that employs it be found to be an ideological weapon against their opponent!

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