‘MINUTEMAN’ CALLING 3,500 TO U.S.-MEXICO BORDER
NEW YORK – 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.
The move would be reminiscent of the similar efforts Gilchrist made in 2005 and 2006 to stem the tide of illegal immigration from the south.
In an email to WND, Gilchrist said his new “Project Normandy” was launched July 7, with the goal of calling some 3,500 non-militia volunteers to participate as citizen watchers assisting law enforcement on the border.
Gilchrist estimates the effort will “dwarf” his previous call issued in April 2005 for “Minutemen” to come to the border.
“If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be,” Gilchrist wrote.
“However, there will be one minor difference. We are not going to the border to invade anyone. We are going there to stop an invasion.”
Gilchrist told WND he anticipates it will take 10 months to recruit, organize and launch his “Operation Normandy,” with the goal of covering the 2,000-mile border from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas, scheduled to begin on May 1, 2015, and end on May 30, 2015.