I somehow missed this story until recently. The Minutemen came around when I was really getting serious about embracing my Mexican heritage. My dad’s family is from Cuidad Juarez and El Paso. Cousins in Juarez were already living in fear by this point, due to the escalating violence (it was one of the most dangerous cities in the world.) They did not become undocumented immigrants, but their experiences really made it seem like it would be a completely reasonable thing to do.

Then the co-founder, a former kindergarten teacher, gets arrested for child molestation and I barely see a blip about it in the news.

I wish all his victims all the healing in the world.

ETA: Sorry dudes, accidentally sent this post to drafts after correcting a spelling error.