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Danger, Drugs, Death on America's Border: Minuteman Founder

By Alan Gray, NewsBlaze

Minuteman Founder Jim Gilchrist teams with NYT bestselling author Jerome Corsi with an explosive new account of danger, drugs, and death on America's border. This book may do to the GOP what "Unfit for Command" did to John Kerry.

Despite being the former governor of a border state in the throes of an immigration crisis, President George W. Bush has been reluctant to address the issue of illegal immigration, preferring instead to maintain warm ties with Mexican President Vicente Fox. That may change later this year, though, in the wake of a forthcoming book that promises to make security along America's borders the most hotly-debated subject going into this fall's elections-and one that Republicans ignore at their own peril.

Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, and Jerome Corsi, Harvard Ph.D. and co-author of the New York Times #1 bestseller "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry," have teamed up to write a shocking account of the endless flow of drugs, terrorists, and economic refugees at America's borders - and to expose the Mexican government's open complicity in this full-fledged crisis. The to-be-titled book will be published by World Ahead Publishing and available in bookstores nationwide this July.

The Minuteman Project is a volunteer-based organization that gained national prominence last year for organizing a citizen watch along the nation's southwestern border to report suspicious activity to authorities. Although denounced by politicians in the nation's capital - including President Bush - Minuteman Project volunteers have been praised by overworked Border Patrol agents for their efforts.

"Illegal immigration is bankrupting states along the border, but this is about more than economics - we're placing our national security at risk," said Gilchrist, who along with other Minuteman Project volunteers has come under fire while on patrol and carrying nothing more than binoculars and cell phones.

Gilchrist continued, "Drug lords and violent gangs like MS-13 are streaming into the U.S. from Mexico. Terrorists are also walking in unopposed. Our southwestern border is littered with Arabic papers and Islamic prayer rugs."

"Politicians who believe that illegal immigration can be ignored must realize that Mexicans and others are dying every day along our nation's borders," added Corsi, whose book "Unfit for Command" played a key role in convincing the American people to reject John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid. "These economic refugees are often abandoned and left to die by the human traffickers and Mexican soldiers who smuggle them across the border. It's nothing less than a tragedy."

While the GOP has made America's security a winning issue in recent elections, Gilchrist and Corsi's forthcoming book promises to reframe border control in just those terms-as a matter of national security, and one that President Bush and the Republican leadership can no longer brush aside.

The book is to be released by conservative books publisher World Ahead Publishing, Los Angeles. World Ahead's titles include "Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!" by Katharine DeBrecht; the news-making "Global Deception: The UN's Stealth Assault on America's Freedom" by Joe Klein; and the forthcoming Hillary Clinton quote book "I've Always Been a Yankees Fan."

See Also:
Stop 'Guest Worker' Amnesty Program - Message to Nation's Political Leaders
Minutemen, Veterans Refused a Spot in Patriots Day Parade, Pro-Illegals Allowed

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