- TUCSON, Ariz. Spokesmen for a border watch group say volunteer offers
to help build border fencing are flooding in. The Minuteman Civil Defense
Corps has said it'll build fencing on the Mexican border unless President
Bush militarizes the border and adds new security fencing.
- Minuteman national leader Chris Simcox
says the group has struck a chord with Americans.
- Its members are conducting border operations
to watch for and report illegal immigrants and smugglers entering the country.
People have offered to donate or help build a fence, have pledged equipment
and say they want fencing on their land.
- Simcox says landowners of some 70 miles
of border property so far say they'll allow fortified fencing _ including
about 15 contiguous miles in Arizona.
- Simcox hopes to hold construction costs
to between 125 and 150 dollars a foot.