An ACLU Oops!
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Hat Tip to Mata Harley on this one:
While the ACLU hasn't figured out a way to drag the civilian border watch groups - The Minutemen - into court yet, there can be no doubt they hold no love for the project.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico suspended its Las Cruces chapter Monday after learning that a member of the group's board was heading the formation of a Minuteman-style organization in New Mexico.
Gary Mitchell, a Ruidoso attorney and president of the ACLU board of directors made no effort to hide his unmitigated distain by saying:
"We will not tolerate racism and vigilantism in the leadership structure of our organization,'' Mitchell said. "They are repugnant to the principles of civil liberties and the mission of the ACLU.''
But wait,..it gets better:
Clifford Alford is the leader of the New Mexico Minutemen. The phone went unanswered Monday evening at his home in Organ. Alford has said he's not a hateful vigilante and that he would like to see immigration policy reformed. He has said that if the federal government allowed more immigrant workers to enter the country legally, many problems on the border would be solved.
Alford scouted the New Mexico-Mexico border two weeks ago, looking for sites to station his 42 volunteers to detect illegal immigrants sneaking into the country. His group plans to offer food, water and medical aid but still report the illegal immigrants to the U.S. Border Patrol.