March 20, 20112
They used to be in the evening news on our TV’s, day in and day out: in any of the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, they were patrolling the border in armed groups, keen on stopping illegal immigration by spotting groups of undocumented trying to cross and alerting the Border Patrol to their presence. Or they would drive at night and light the border with their cars’ lights, making the crossing more difficult and increasing the immigrants’ chances of being caught.
They called themselves the Minuteman Project, or American Freedom Riders, or Crispus Attucks Brigade, or American Freedom Riders.
In time, they expanded, totaling in 2010 319 groups in 35 states.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm