THE LEADERS of the anti-immigration Minutemen have begun another monthlong sweep along the Southwest border, searching for illegal aliens.
But a rugged, mountainous desert border is the toughest place to find large groups of the undocumented. These guys should stow their binoculars, fold up their lawn chairs and head not south but, rather, north to California's lush Central Valley.
All the Minutemen have to do is go up to the flyspeck towns around Fresno or Bakersfield, get up around 4 a.m. and watch the thousands of illegals mustering for a day's work picking, packing or pruning our basic crops.
The illegals have no access to welfare programs, so it's either work or go home. If the Minutemen were smart, they'd trade in their side arms for a pair of gloves and a straw hat and simply take those jobs back from the illegals -- even for a month. Just get out on the highways and offer themselves up to the labor contractors and, boom, our illegal alien problem is over.