La Shawn Barber has an interview with a volunteer of the Minuteman Project
. The Minuteman Project is a group of now over 900 volunteers who plan to patrol the Arizona-Mexico border for a month, starting April 1, alerting Border Patrol to illegal aliens crossing the border. For more information on the group see my Minuteman Project Archive
Here's an excerpt from her interview.
La Shawn Barber's Corner
Me: Tell us a little about yourself and why you volunteered.
JS: I’m a former US Marine — many people in the project are — but I’m not very special. I’m 38, I’ve been to Iraq twice — once as a Marine, the second time as a “contractor” doing training and (irony alert) border control.
A few weekends a month, I work on a ranch in San Diego that is on the US/Mexico border and help with security. There is a small group of us, and between the 10 of us, we’ve turned several thousand (yes — thousand) folks over to the Border Patrol in 5 years. So I’m a little more in tune with the issue than most.
Go read the rest
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Update: (8:15AM PST)
La Shawn has posted part II of the interview.