The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps were in Houston, Texas today to train a group of about 30 persons to help combat illegal immigration later this year when they patrol the Texas border with Mexico. The group performs border surveillance and contacts the US Border Patrol whenever the spot people coming across the border they suspect are illegal immigrants. As could be expected, the League of United Latin American Citizens, claims the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is out to harass and intimidate. Of course, they probably feel the same way about the US Border Patrol. Stopping illegal immigration will require strong resolve to deal with the political and economic ramifications. Be ready to stand your ground with your representatives if you believe this problem must be stopped. We can be certain others will be screaming their lungs out about any efforts - especially organized actions by local citizens who've had enough - claiming racism or such.