ILLEGAL ALIEN VIDEO GAME: Teaches Kids Contempt for U. S. Immigration Laws
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps spokespersons are conducting radio and television interviews calling attention to a video game its creators say is designed to show how unfair and inhumane U.S. immigration laws are.
In the game, participants play the role of an illegal alien and are faced with varying scenarios in which they are required to break laws in order to get into the United States. If U.S. immigration authorities apprehend them, they are even subsequently beaten before being deported.
The MCDC maintains that propaganda is being used to reach adolescents and a consequence is that it will influence them not to respect immigration laws.
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National Executive Director, Al Garza, not only sees a problem with violence in video games in general but sees this video game as a “deliberate attempt to manipulate the minds of children to believe it is ok to reject the rule of law,” he says. U.S. Immigration authorities object to the video game because it is their view that it “trivializes” a very important issue.
ABOUT THE MINUTEMAN CIVIL DEFENSE CORPS…
The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) is a peaceful, law-abiding and citizen-led initiative organized to stand watch at our borders and in our neighborhoods, report illegal activities to the proper authorities, and aid in the construction of border fencing on private lands using private donations. Additionally, MCDC seeks to urge local and federal officials to enforce our immigration laws in order to keep our families and country safe. MCDC conducts border watch operations that assist the activities of the U.S. Border Patrol, reports employers of illegal aliens, and advocates to keeps tax dollars from being used for illegal alien benefits.
THE FOLLOWING ARE BIOGRAPHIES OF THE THREE MINUTEMAN NATIONAL SPOKESPERSONS:
ABOUT CHRIS SIMCOX…
Chris Simcox is the founder and president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a nationwide grassroots organization with border watch patrols along the northern and southern United States borders.
Simcox earned a bachelor's degree in human development and education from L.A.'s Pacific Oaks College. He taught in a public high school for one year and in private school – kindergarten through third grade – for over a decade.
His interest in education lingers. "I am passionate about fixing our broken education system in this country - as much as I am about broken border security," Chris said.
Chris has been a guest on virtually every major television news network in America, as well as on hundreds of radio talk shows.
ABOUT AL GARZA…
Al Garza is National Executive Director of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC). He previously served as Texas state director for MCDC before being promoted to second in command. He is a 5th generation descendent of LEGAL immigrants.
He was born in Texas and moved with his family at age 12 to California where he finished his education. After graduating high school in 1965, he volunteered for service in Vietnam with the Marines.
Al Garza was honorably discharged after four years of service with the rank of Sergeant. His family has a long history of serving in the U.S. military.
Al spent the rest of his career as a licensed private investigator, is now retired living in Southern Arizona and is a popular guest on many radio and television Talk Shows.
ABOUT CARMEN MERCER…
Carmen Mercer is Vice President of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.
She is a 52-year old legal immigrant from Germany and a proud citizen of the United States of America since 1999.
Ms. Mercer is also part of the “Granny Brigade”, grandmothers and mothers who have joined together to protect their children from drugs, disease, violence etc. coming through our borders.
Carmen was a founding member of The Minuteman Corps, established in October 2005.
When she’s not standing watch on the border, Carmen operates a restaurant in Tombstone, Arizona, which she has owned for 12 years.
Carmen first met Minuteman founder Chris Simcox in 2002 when they worked together to form a neighborhood watch group, in response to what President Bush called upon U.S. citizens to do in response to 9/11, being “vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.” Little did President Bush know just how far and how quickly people like Carmen were to take that challenge.