Granny at­tacks

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

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 gpierce@wash­ing­ton­

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