The vice president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, who made headlines in 2005 as a member of the “Granny Brigade,” is in Washington to pressure the Senate on a pending immigration deal she says is a “road map to amnesty,” reports Jerry Seper of The Washington Times.
“The provisions of this legislation abandon U.S. citizen demands for physical border security in order to politically pander to the millions of illegal aliens already present within our nation and the millions more poised to flood the United States,” said Carmen Mercer, a grandmother who stood watches on the Arizona-Mexico border to spot illegal aliens.
“Our politicians are rewarding illegal behavior instead of addressing a serious national security concern by securing our borders and increasing the amount of agents needed on the ground,” she said.
Mrs. Mercer, who legally immigrated to this country from Germany more than 20 years ago, is leading a group of Minuteman volunteers on Capitol Hill to demand an open debate on the immigration deal.
“How dare these senators limit debate on a vote that will allow the millions of lawbreakers to get a slap on the wrist?” she said. “These senators work for us, and we need to remind them that unless they abide by citizen demands for border security first and not the will of the open-borders lobby, the Mexican government or corporate America, we will hold them accountable on Election Day.”
Greg Pierce can be reached at 202/636-3285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.