Minutemen Begin Arizona Border Patrol

Minuteman Project volunteer JT Ready uses binoculars to scan for potential illegal immigrants.

Minuteman Project volunteer JT Ready uses binoculars to scan for potential illegal immigrants along the Mexican border west of Douglas, Ariz., April 3, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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Citizen border watchers converge on southern Arizona to begin a month-long stakeout for illegal immigrants.

The so-called Minuteman Project is seeking to stop illegal aliens from crossing a 23-mile stretch of the Mexican border in the San Pedro Valley, but turnout for the project has fallen short of organizers' predictions.

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