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Minutemen to Hold October Vigil Along Canadian Border

NEW YORK ? Patriots to some and hate group to others, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is launching a monthlong vigil along America's northern border this weekend, expanding its operations to demand heightened security at U.S. borders.

The Minutemen (search) gained national attention in April when they monitored a 23-mile stretch of the Arizona border. Armed with binoculars, cell phones and, in some cases, sidearms, the volunteers tipped off border patrol agents about illegal immigrants crossing into the United States. According to the group?s count, the watch resulted in more than 300 arrests of undocumented immigrants.

Now the organization hopes to raise awareness about what it says is the federal government?s failure to secure America's borders. With plans for an October vigil in the Southwest, the Minutemen have decided to bring their campaign to the northern border as well.

Although the number of arrests at the southwestern border dwarfs those to the north ? well over 1 million versus about 12,000 annually ? Minuteman members say that the Canadian border, which at 5,525 miles is almost three times the length of the Mexican border, is vulnerable to terrorists and criminals.

?Canada has extremely lax laws allowing people to come in and live there from Middle Eastern countries,? said Connie Hair, a spokeswoman for the group. ?If you?re from the Middle East, it only makes sense that you might be in a Middle Eastern terror

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,170833,00.html

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Also on Texas border starting tomorrow.

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(NT) (NT) Bring some heavy clothing

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arrests at the southwestern border dwarfs those to the north

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Say what?

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(NT) (NT) ok what

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Re: say what?

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what amazes you? the million arrests on the mexican side, or the 12,000 on your end?


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Check the racial origin of those 12,000. You'l find the

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Chinese are the dominant group followed by various other economically motivated groups, followed by drug runners. Bet the Arabic numbers are under 200, and bet they're economically motivated too.

Rob

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where does racial origin enter the picture?

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JP 'raised an eyebrow'... i asked why?


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what amazes you?

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Their statement was

Although the number of arrests at the southwestern border dwarfs those to the north ? well over 1 million versus about 12,000 annually

Since there were 1 million arrrested on the southwestern border and only 12,000 on the northern border, wouldn't the northern border number of arrests dwarf those to the south?

12,000 is less (dwarfs, smaller) than 1,000,000

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The larger number dwarfs the smaller number

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Not the other way around. In English anyway.

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if dwarfs=small

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then 12K is "dwarfed" made to look small in comparison..by that 1,000,000?

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(NT) (NT) OK

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Goliath DWARFED David...

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David (the smaller) did not dwarf Goliath (the larger giant) as you seem to think.

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Response

JP Bill (The Canadian without the dual citizenship)
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How's it going

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Minutemen watch U.S.-Canada border

Yesterday, though, among the thicket of trees that surrounded Forest and separated him from Canada, there was little activity, save for a startled black cat that darted from the bushes, spotted Forest and quickly retreated.

Williams said his members have seen no suspicious activity so far.

"It's not easy to keep motivated staring at the cornfields," he joked yesterday.

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