Citizens Defend Border. Treason Lobby Attacks Citizens.

While the Bush administration
thinks amnesty is the way to deal with illegal
immigration, the people who have to live with it are
trying to control it themselves.

The San Francisco Chronicle
ran a recent sizeable story about the rise of citizens`
patrols that police the borders in Arizona—where
thousands of illegals come across every year and the
federal border authorities do nothing to halt it. [DANGEROUS
BORDER Militias round up illegal immigrants in desert
By Tyche Hendricks, May 31, 2004]

The rise of such private groups is
what has excited a response—not the invasion of the
state and the ruin of private property because of it.
Self-appointed watchdog organizations like the

Southern Poverty Law Center
, "immigrants rights"
organizations that never heard of rights for Americans,
and ever-vigilant congressmen and local officials who
worry about immigrants and do nothing for their own
constituents have been whining about the "vigilantes"
and demanding a

government crackdown
on them for years.

But in the first place they`re not
really "vigilantes." The

don`t mete out punishment to immigrants or
lynch them like real vigilantes. They simply catch them
as they

sneak over the border

rampage across private ranches
and farm lands and
hold them until the Border Patrol gets there—if it does
get there.

"Someone needs to be doing the
government`s job,"
one patroller told the

"They`re failing. They get an A
for effort and an F for actuality,"
said another.

Both are members of one of the main
such organizations called

Ranch Rescue

The Border Patrol itself says the
groups are generally welcome to help. Border Patrol
spokesman Charles Griffin remarks, "Every law
enforcement agency appreciates a neighborhood watch. I
would caution them to be very careful not to violate
someone else`s civil liberties."


fair enough
, but the people whose civil liberties
are being violated are the American citizens whose
government has totally failed to protect its country and
its people against the invasion.

Meanwhile, Arizona`s elected
leaders like

Sen. John McCain
and various Republican congressmen

in one form or another. Despite years of
demands from citizens, they have done nothing to stop
the invasion.

As a result, Arizona now faces
costs of some $1.3 billion a year because of illegal
immigration, according to a new study conducted by FAIR,

Federation for American Immigration Reform
Washington. As FAIR`s press release noted,

average native-born-headed household in Arizona now
bears more than $700 a year in additional costs due to
mass illegal immigration to the state, finds the report.
The cost of providing

education to illegal aliens
and their

leads the way at $810 million a year.

Health care
for illegal immigrants, which threatens

many Arizona hospitals and clinics, adds
$400 million a year to the tab, while incarcerating
illegal aliens costs

Arizona taxpayers
$80 million annually. Only a small
fraction of these and other costs incurred by the state
are offset by an estimated $257 million a year that
illegal aliens pay in taxes to the state."
Costs of Illegal Immigration to Arizonans

Not only does their own government
do nothing to stop the invasion but the Open Borders
lobby is using the law to crack down on the citizens`

Some leaders of citizens groups
have been jailed or fined for weapons violations or
detaining and handcuffing illegal aliens.

One leader faces charges of beating
two immigrants he nabbed last year. He says the charges
are fake.

There seem to be few if any
authentic stories of real crimes against immigrants.

Not surprisingly, the attitude of
the citizens who formed the patrols toward their own
government—and the future of the country—is pretty

"We`ve got about five more years
and this country is ruined,"
says one rancher who
helped create Ranch Rescue. "Illegals are destroying
our fabric of life."

Another told the Chronicle,
"Our country is going down the tubes. The people
coming across here, they don`t want to be

. They don`t want to use our language."

Why is it that Americans like these
gentlemen understand what`s going on when

George Bush

John Kerry,
senators and congressmen of

both parties,
most of the

and the vast apparat of the Open
Borders Lobby in Washington and elsewhere don`t have a

The obvious answer is that the
citizens` patrol guys understand because they

live with

witness every day
what`s happening. The others have
succeeded in insulating themselves from it.

The citizens patrols, as needed as
they are, won`t help in the long run to stop illegal
immigration, but sooner or later they may kick off a
network and a mass movement of Americans who know what`s
going on in and to this country and are determined to
stop it.

Regardless of how many illegals
they actually catch, that may be their most valuable



[Sam Francis [email
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of his columns,

America Extinguished: Mass Immigration And The
Disintegration Of American Culture
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Americans For Immigration Control.

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