I took this series of photographs on April 24
and 25, 2005,
while Brad Beebe and I worked the Minuteman Project line
near Naco, Arizona, on the Mexican border.
To keep the size of the file manageable there are only a few
images per page. Use the scroll buttons to see them all.
As sunset falls dramatically over the Huachuca Mountains, it is
obvious that the hills and vegetation provide excellent cover for
the masses sneaking into America, but that crossing rural Highway
92 undetected is a significant challenge, assuming anyone is there
My friend and fellow Minuteman Brad Beebe is standing at our watchpost
on the line, position 9, on the east side of rural highway 92. From
this vantage point it would be impossible for illegals to sneak
across the road undetected. We are about three or four miles from
the actual border, on one route illegals often take to make their
way inland. It was a comfortable spot for us, with shade and other
Minutemen within shouting distance all along the highway. The far
side of the road was all private land and home sites, which we diligently
avoided out of respect.
Huge concrete culverts passed under highway 92 to allow storm
drainage to flow. Big enough for a person to walk through erect,
illegals typically used the cover these provided instead of crossing
the road itself. Naturally, Minutemen stationed themselves within
view of these passage points, rarely more than 100 yards apart and
often much closer. You can see a volunteer's vehicle parked on the
far side, where both road and culvert could be observed.