Apparently those Minutemen who are guarding the border are posing an ultimatum to Bush: Build a wall, or we will.
"We're going to show the federal government how easy it is to build these security fences, how inexpensively they can be built when built by private people and free enterprise," [Minuteman Border Leader Chris] Simcox said.It's amazing that these Minutemen think that the answer to America's immigration problem is to build a wall along the border. Not only is it a simplistic, band-aid solution, but it only highlights how they're blinded by their xenophobia.
Congress has been debating immigration reform for several months. One bill, approved by the U.S. House in December, calls for nearly 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. The fence proposal has angered Mexicans, with President Vicente Fox calling it "shameful."
And who do they think is going to build this wall anyway? You know they're going to drive up to the corner and pick up a truck full of journaleros. Don't EVEN.