Nov 07, 2005 — Civilian border watchers first caused controversy in April observing the Arizona border. Last month The Minutemen Civil Defense Corp expanded their watch to include more of the southern border, and parts of the Canadian border with New York and Vermont.
Critics say members of the minutemen have ties to hate groups. But Republicans in the House have proposed a bill that would set up an official "border corps" for civilian volunteers. Gregory Warner joined a dozen minutemen when they camped out in Fort Covington two weekends ago. Go to full article
Sep 15, 2005 — Civilian border patrols have generated fierce debate in the Southwest. Now they're planning to come north. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps had a recruitment meeting in Long Island last weekend. They're making a massive push to find volunteers to patrol sections of the border with Canada and Mexico throughout the month of October. They say they have volunteers in Canada as well. But as Gregory Warner reports, local law enforcement are uneasy. Go to full article