denial of the magnitude of the disaster"
Washington -- The deployment
of 36,000 National Guard troops or state militia on the U.S.-Mexico
border would stop the illegal flow of foreigners into America,
says a congressional
report that credits the Minuteman Project with proving that
additional manpower could "dramatically reduce if not virtually
eliminate" illegal immigration.
The 33-page report, written by investigators
for the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, said the Minutemen
- who shut down a 23-mile stretch of the Arizona border last
month - served as a model for a government effort to reclaim
the southern border of the United States.