TOMBSTONE, AZ (PRWEB) October 5, 2005
The government of Mexico yesterday issued a threat of legal action against the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp (ÂMCDCÂ) over the civilian groupÂs ÂSecure Our BordersÂ month-long operations on the northern and southern United States borders this October.
The Mexican consul for Brownsville, Texas, Victor Manuel TreviÃ±o Escudero, was reported by The Brownsville Herald as saying. ÂÂ the consulate will be alert for human rights violations or anything illegal, and would be disposed to sue the group for any trespasses.Â
According to the U.S. State Department, the Mexican government has a long and sordid history of human rights violations and corruption that continues today. Millions of frustrated Mexican citizens have given up trying to change their government and are now voting with their feet by crossing into the United States, using legal and illegal means.
ÂThe Minutemen do not blame Mexican nationals for wanting to live and work in the United States,Â said Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. ÂOur grievance is with the corrupt Mexican government and the oligarchs in power there who are callously shifting the responsibility of their impoverished population to the United States taxpayer through ineffectual border control efforts.Â
Simcox continued, ÂThe border policies of the Mexican and United States governments have created a tragic and dangerous situation for citizens of both countries. Each year hundreds of Mexican and other nationals die a horrible death as they traverse desert wilderness attempting to illegally enter the United States. Among the sea of humanity that moves across the open borders every day, terrorists are free to walk across the border unchecked with chemical, biological and even nuclear materials. This is an unacceptable level of national security risk in a post-9/11 world.Â
As recently reported in The Arizona Daily Star, the Mexican border town of Sasabe, Sonora, has been taken over de facto by drug smugglers and ÂcoyotesÂ in a manner reminiscent of Al QaedaÂs taking over Iraqi towns on the Syrian border.
National security experts have said repeatedly it is not a matter of Âif,Â but of ÂwhenÂ terrorists will bring weapons of mass destruction across the open borders to murder thousands of American citizens in terror attacks that will dwarf 9/11.
ÂRather than threatening law-abiding, concerned American citizens, the Mexican government should concentrate on making Mexico a country where its citizens want to live instead of a country their people risk death to flee by the millions each year,Â Simcox said.
The MCDC will have over 4,000 trained citizen volunteers posted at strategic points along the northern and southern United States border though the month of October to monitor conditions and report sightings to the U.S. Border Patrol of illegal border crossings by illegal aliens, drug smugglers and potential terrorists. The MCDC ÂSecure Our BordersÂ operation will provide much-needed resources to the grossly undermanned Border Patrol by supplying volunteers who report suspicious activity directly to authorities.
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Inc.
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