Sunday, October 21, 2007
The pristine Arizona desert
An Arizona Search & Rescue team patrolling the border as part of the MCDC (Minuteman) effort happened
across one of the largest rest areas for human smuggling ever discovered.
The rest area (also called a 'layup') is in a desert wash area and is approximately one mile long.
The observers estimated that there were over 3,000 discarded back packs along with countless water containers, food wrappers, clothing and other trash.
The author wrote, "As I kept walking down the wash, I was sure it was going to end just ahead, but I kept walking and walking, and around every corner was more and more trash!"
The "illegal super-highway" trail heads directly to Tucson, Arizona. And, then, maybe to your town.
Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter notes that of the 854 miles of border barriers authorized by Congress in 2006, only five miles of double fencing and 70 miles of single fencing have been built.