Sunday, July 25, 2010

Telemundo patrols with the NSM

It was my pleasure to have reporters from Telemundo, a Spanish language television station, accompany a squad of enthusiastic and motivated NSM members and supporters on a desert patrol to observe drug smuggling and illegal alien activity south on Interstate 8.

These patrols have served to alert the public that there are serious public safety and border security issues in southern Arizona.

Our unit and Telemundo met up at a predetermined meeting place and commenced with the documentation of our patrol. Being the hottest part of the day, we brought plenty of water for ourselves and anyone that we might encounter. One adult requires approximately one gallon of water per day in this hostile and unforgiving environment.

During the filming and interview, I discussed that we were looking for evidence of illegal immigration and drug smuggling. We did come across some discarded backpacks and water bottles in the wash we patrolled. It was also our goal to take back American land, recreation areas and national monuments from the Mexican drug cartels.

I pointed out that we were not there to confront or detain illegal aliens. We were not law enforcement officers and had no authority to do so. In fact, more often than not, we provide water and humanitarian aid to distressed border crossers that have been abandoned by their coyotes. It’s odd that we treat these people better than their own countrymen. After all, the coyote has already been paid and could care less if their “human cargo” lives or dies.

We are not vigilantes and do not take the law into our own hands. We are patriotic citizens who are deeply concerned for our country.

When we encounter undocumented aliens(UDA’s), we notify the Border Patrol who will dispatch agents to pick up and deport the illegal border crossers.

I explained to the reporters that our efforts were not motivated by racism or hate, but by love of country and the need to secure our border for national security. As we all know these drug cartels poison our citizens and flood our schools with their illicit wares. This plague on our people could be slowed by efforts of law enforcement if they were so inclined. Our political leaders seem to turn a blind eye when it comes to the safety and welfare of our own citizens.

Since the NSM first started patrolling this area, publicity has put other agencies under pressure to begin enforcing our laws. In recent weeks, DEA, BLM rangers and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office have been monitoring and patrolling this area.

Our patrol was a success in that we were able to deny human smugglers and drug mules use of the area while we were there. The more good people that use our parks will ultimately cause unlawful users to go elsewhere.

ST Harry L. Hughes III
NSM-PHX Executive Officer/Media Spokesman

We're pleased to present the link to a video news report that was shot recently during one of our adventurous desert patrols.

On the Arizona Alien Trail

Video from MSM Media of the making of our Telemundo patrol

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