Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Patrolling the border, part 3
Well, you can't say that these aren't a bunch of persistent adventurers. Since the Minutemen have the border locked-down better than the government ever could, the illegal immigrants have decided to test their luck and try crossing elsewhere.
The number of Mexican migrants trying to sneak into the United States through southeast Arizona has dropped by half since hundreds of U.S. civilians began guarding the area earlier this week, say Mexican officials assigned to protect their citizens.
But that doesn't mean the migrants have given up. Most remain determined to cross and say they will simply avoid the 23-mile (37-kilometer) stretch of desert between Agua Prieta and Naco, where volunteers from the "Minuteman Project" are guarding the U.S. side of the border.