Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist says he’s launching the “Operation Normandy” program, and he hopes it will by next summer gather 3,500 volunteers on the U.S.-Mexico border to “stop an invasion.”
What Gilchrist describes as an “invasion” is the flood of illegal aliens, including many children, coming into the United States from Mexico. Many of the illegal aliens are from Central America, where the word is that those who reach the United States gain access to food, housing, health care and education.
Part of the impetus has been identified by Barack Obama critics as the president’s policy of deferring deportation action against young illegal aliens.
Now Gilchrist, in a move that reflects increasing tension over the flood of illegals, some of whom are carrying tuberculosis, polio and other threats to society, has issued a new call for citizen volunteers to join him at the U.S. border with Mexico.