Minuteman volunteers conducted similar activities peacefully last year but some US Border Protection [official website] officials and civil liberties groups have raised concerns about the potential for violence between volunteers, some of whom carry guns, and immigrants. Critics regard members of the group as vigilantes [ACLU press release]. AP has more. The Arizona Daily Star has local coverage.
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