Sociologist Harel Shapira had only been with the Minutemen for a short time when it dawned on him. Despite hot rhetoric about protecting the border between the United States and Mexico, they weren’t really sitting up all night in the desert to catch illegal immigrants.
In fact, Shapira said in an interview with Pasatiempo, he realized that he was often the only person at the Arizona border camp who wanted to talk about immigration. Mostly, the talk was about being soldiers.
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