This is one of the most hilarious articles on illegal immigrants and the Minutemen I have ever seen, all collected on one page. Our government has been so lax in border enforcement, that these people are starting to sound like they are claiming something they actually deserve, or have a right to. The quotes speak for themselves. Ahem. A lot of Mexican citizens will also be in the Rio Grande valley, intending to violate U.S. law by crossing the border illegally. How many on the Mexican side of the border are concerned over THEIR activities, especially the Mexican Consulate in McAllen? Hmm? The standard distraction, trying to pretend their only problem is that they somehow left some pieces of paper behind. No, Mr. Castillo, the problem is not "documentation". The problem is that they are violating U.S. law by entering the country illegally. The correct name for them is "illegal aliens". I especially love that one. It's hard to even imagine the arrogance of that statement. This one sounds pretty normal and acceptable... until you find out she's not talking about the Mexican citizens who violated American law by crossing the border illegally. She's talking about American citizens who crossed no border, violated no laws, and did nothing but call the cops when they saw the illegal crossings. THAT'S who she wants taken into custody! This is first-class Comedy Club material. Except this screwball was SERIOUS. We've all noticed how hard the Mexican government is trying to make sure the illegal border crossers don't do anything illegal. Who does this clown reporter think he's talking to, a bunch of kindergartners? BTW, Minutemen don't arrest or "detain" anybody. We just call the authorities when we see someone crossing the border, and then go back to watching. The illegals often run away from us, and we do nothing to stop them, except tell the BP which way they went. There have been a number of times when illegals have walked right up to Minuteman camps or posts, dehydrated, cold, and hungry. Every time, we give them food, water, blankets if available, etc., and of course call the Border Patrol. Many of the illegals stay at the post voluntarily until the BP shows up, since they get better treatment from us than from anyone else they might run into. For some reason, these facts weren't mentioned in this article. --------------------------------------------------- http://www.team4news.com/Global/story.asp?S=6288512 Mexican Government Reacts To Minutemen's Presence On The Border reported by Victor Castillo March 28, 2007 01:43 PM PST The Minuteman organization will soon be in the Rio Grande Valley. Their presence has many on the Mexican side of the border concerned over their activities, especially the Mexican Consulate in McAllen. The Minuteman's first border operation will start this weekend and just as they plan to have their eyes on illegal crossings, the Mexican Government will have their eyes on them. Miriam Medel, Mexican Consulate spokesperson, tells Action 4 News they'll be very vigilant all weekend. "We want to make sure that no human rights are violated, and make sure that it's only the authorized personnel, the people who have had the training and the mandate to do so, the only ones that are making the arrests" said Medel. But while the Minuteman volunteers are preparing their operations, immigrants continue to arrive in Reynosa, Mexico, with intentions to cross into the United States. Between sixty to seventy immigrants are given a place to stay every night at the Guadalupe Shelter downtown Reynosa. They are undocumented immigrants who are looking to cross the Rio Grande River at any cost. Carlos Hernandez is from Mexico City and says he's been deported once. "I'll look for a strategic point to cross the river, I'm hoping to be able to make it" said Hernandez responding to the Minuteman presence along the border. Central Americans housed at the Guadalupe Shelter say they are aware about the Minuteman group, the National Guard troops and the Border Patrol agents. But the need to help their families and no employment opportunities in their countries, are just some motivations to cross illegally to try to get to their American dream. "We have to look for ways, we have to do everything possible to escape" said Ever Josué Herrera a Honduran seeking to cross into the United States. "We are asking God with our hearts that the Border Patrol is not in our way" said Herrera. The Mexican Government has expressed concern with the Minuteman Project, and asks that state and federal measures be taken to safeguard the rights of Mexicans crossing the border illegally. "If it happens, we are going to ask for the appropriate authority to take those people into custody, to take action against them because they are going to be violating the American law by taking justice into their own hands" said Miriam Medel when describing what the Mexican Consulate will do if they detect that a Minuteman volunteer comes in contact with or arrests a Mexican national trying to cross into the United States. While condemning the act of detaining migrants by the Minuteman Project, the Mexican Government continues to look for mechanisms that ensure Mexican migration is legal, orderly and respectful to the United States. The Minuteman's headquarters is planned to be in the area of Mission, Texas, they plan to be on public and also in private land. Action 4 News has learned that because of the Minuteman's position in the Valley, some human smugglers are now charging between $2,000.00 to $2,500.00 dollars per person, to cross someone illegally into the United States and then taken to Houston.