Schwarzenegger's Support to Immigrant Hunters in US Rejected
Washington, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The support of Californian Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger to paramilitary groups dedicated to hunt immigrants in
the common border between US and Mexico was considered Saturday "an
Mexico denied what it considered unfortunate statements made by
Schwarzenegger Saturday on the illegal project called Minuteman to hunt
immigrants, which affect historical economic, social and cultural links
between Mexico and the state of California, a Mexican Foreign Affairs
Ministry official note said here Saturday.
An editorial titled "Irresponsible Attitude by Schwarzenegger" by La
Opinion, regarded that it was inadmissible a governor cheers participation
of paramilitary in police works.
According to La Opinion, the decision of Schwarzenegger to talk about the
Minuteman Project in a radio transmission promoting hostility against
illegal immigrants brings drop of his popularity.
La Opinion said Schwarzenegger feeds the fire for discord, instead calming
tensions in a state like California, with a great ethnic and migratory
"Our country has the right to know who enters the country, and limiting his
entry, but geographical, historical, and socio-economic realities are not
for demagogical and simple solutions for the common border problems," said
The US Democrat Party demanded Schwarzenegger he should apologize for his
support to the Minuteman activities, and accused him of trying to hide the
topic of the state budget and other problems with the topic of illegal
Under the Minuteman Project, hundreds of armed paramilitary patrol the
border between the territories of Arizona and Mexico to hunt illegal
immigrants. Tension increased in the middle of April after a paramilitary
patrol arrested a Mexican immigrant.
When he presented the demand before the Prosecutor Office, the Mexican
citizen accused the paramilitary group of having forced him to wear an
underwear shirt with a proselytism text on it.
"Brian Barton caught me as I was crossing the border, and all I could get,
was this poor shirt," said the sign in the underwear shirt, promoting the
image of the paramilitary group member, who has got political ambitions in