Jennifer Allen, Director of the Border Action Network, stated in an Apr. 5, 2005 discussion on Democracy Now! titled "Vigilantes or Civilian Border Patrol? A Debate on the Minuteman Project":

“The Border Patrol does this every day, and they are qualified and very well trained to handle the situation… Ordinary Americans are not. So there’s a danger that not just illegal migrants might get hurt, but that American citizens might get hurt in this situation.”

Apr. 5, 2005