"Minutemen" Flying Border Patrols
The skies above the U.S.-Mexican border near Tucson have been busier than usual this week. Thirty pilots and their aircraft have joined a band of about 1,000 volunteers -- some, including President Bush, call them vigilantes -- who will spend the month of April working to deter illegal immigrants from Mexico. Leaders of the group, which calls itself The Minuteman Project, say they will not confront the migrants and/or smugglers, but will track them and report their activities to the U.S. Border Patrol. Leaders of the project have said they are worried about terrorists arriving through the leaky border, but Mexican President Vincente Fox said there is no evidence to support that fear. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and other human-rights advocates are monitoring the patrols.