Bender for Senate - Minuteman founder says "New Hampshire is a border state, becoming a destination for illegal immigrants"

Jim Bender - US Senate 2010

Bender and Gilchrist both agree “Every State is a Border State” 

Nashua, NH- Jim Gilchrist, Founder of the Minuteman Project told a crowd of Granite State residents that “Every state in the union is now a border state” at an informational breakfast forum this morning at Bickford’s family restaurant in Nashua.  The forum was sponsored by Jim Bender, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.  Dr. Bruce Reeves, CEO of Manchester-based ID authentication firm, Assure Tec Systems also served as a panelist.  The forum’s intent was to discuss information and solutions to tackle illegal immigration. 

When asked why border security should matter to New Hampshire, Gilchrist explained even though New Hampshire is a not on the southern border, it is still a border state.  He says that “previously untouched states are now the destination points of an endless stream of illegal aliens from around the world.   California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas have become overwhelmed by a massive inflow of illegal aliens and are infiltrated by the Mexican criminal drug cartels.”

Dr. Reeves said technology exists to identify those who are in the country illegally, “We need to smoke out how bad this problem is, and develop the statistics of how many fake and false identities there are.  Those are the keys to the kingdom to every piece of our infrastructure, whether it is transportation, housing, medical, you name it; that is the key to this whole thing.”

Jim Bender, who was endorsed by Jim Gilchrist yesterday for his strong commitment to securing the borders and his common sense approach to illegal immigration added, “I believe that everyone must play by the same rules and amnesty is wrong. Those who are illegal cannot apply for citizenship without getting in line behind those that have followed the laws of our nation.”