The Chicago Minuteman Project is not about racism or against legal immigration: it is about protecting our borders and enforcing our laws. We are interested in the physical and economic well-being of all American citizens regardless of race, color, or creed.
What is illegal immigration doing to America?
Jobs that once provided a living wage for citizens and legal immigrants have become jobs that “Americans don’t want” because illegal aliens provide cheap labor for greedy, unethical employers. Our education, health care, and social services systems are buried under the weight of providing for the flood of illegal aliens who use these services at a disproportionately high rate compared to the amount they contribute. Our criminal justice systems are overflowing with cases of crimes committed by illegal aliens, while cities with so-called sanctuary policies (like Chicago) mandate a lack of cooperation with federal law enforcement agencies with regards to those who are in the country illegally.
American citizens and those who honor this country by immigrating legally deserve better — much better — and the time has come to stand up, speak out, and demand it from our government.