Friday, May 13, 2005

Minuteman after affects

I had previously written about the Minuteman project back a couple weeks ago and how they had helped curb the illegal crossing of our borders in the areas they had been patrolling.

Well, a report in the Washington Times has come in that in an attempt to minimize the affect of the Minuteman patrols, the Border Patrol agents in that area have been told not to arrest illegals along the stretch of the border of Arizona where they patrolled because "an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers".

Obviously this is being denied by the chiefs in Washington, but Tom Tancredo (R-CO) has been quoted saying that 'credible sources' had told him that supervisors in the Naco Border Patrol office have made the decision to keep arrests to the minimum.

Whether this is true or not, the mere thought that someone within the US government agency responsible for securing our borders would purposely neglect their duties, ONLY to discredit a citizens movement to help them, is amazingly stupid and short-sighted. This is obviously something that needs to be investigated further and if it's found that someone has actually ordered a reduction in apprehensions, they should be relieved from duty and fired.

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