An American Welcome is a Strangers and Freaks mission in the series Minute Men. It is given to protagonist Trevor Philips by Joe and Josef.


Trevor meets Joe and Josef beside their Park Ranger, parked along a road north of the Alamo Sea. Joe and Josef want Trevor's help in capturing more individuals who they believe to be illegal immigrants. Trevor agrees to help.

Once Trevor enters the truck, the first target, Manuel, appears nearby. The player must knock the target from his Blazer or get close enough that Joe can hit the target with a stun gun. Once captured, the target gets into the back of the truck. Joe instructs Trevor to drive to the local cement factory. During the drive, the man they just captured insists he is a legal resident of America, even showing his papers as proof. Joe scoffs at this while Josef throws the man's papers out the window. The next two targets appear when Trevor arrives at the cement factory. Once again, the player must apprehend the targets before they escape. Once these two new targets are captured, Joe and Josef leave Trevor and drive away with their three captures.

Mission Objectives

  • Stop the suspect.
  • Go to the cement factory.
  • Stop the two suspects.
  • Get out of the car.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Downed - Stop the 1st group of immigrants within 30 seconds.
    • Take a shortcut right at the start will let Trevor intercept the first immigrant fast.
  • Double Downed - Stop the 2nd group of immigrants within 55 seconds.
    • Driving to the back of the cement factory instead of the front will cut the chase short.
  • Shock and Awe - Use the stun gun to stop all immigrants.
    • Trevor doesn't have to be the one who stuns the immigrants.

It seems the immigrants have more health than normal, and shooting their body while they are on Blazers will make them fall from them. However, this will not kill them, so they become an easy target for stunning.


  • While chasing Manuel, Joe reveals that he is a park ranger, which explains how they got a Park Ranger to use in their "mission", he also reveals that he met Josef online.


The mission "An American Welcome" stars at 05:11

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