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Texas Minutemen come early

By Hatewatch Staff on September 13, 2005 - 1:20 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Minuteman President Al Garza confirmed Wednesday that about 50 of the organization’s volunteers would come to Brownsville this month for early implementation of their operation: Secure Our Borders…

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‘Xenophobes’ try ‘compassionate’ rhetoric

By Hatewatch Staff on September 13, 2005 - 1:19 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

…”This is a new rhetoric,” said Harley Shaiken, a UC Berkeley education and geography professor who directs the Center for Latin American Studies. “It has been rare until relatively recently, but I think it is gaining a wider face, because it cloaks the anti-immigrant message in an outer garment of compassion for the immigrants.”…

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Rival vigilantes to patrol California border

By Hatewatch Staff on September 13, 2005 - 1:17 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Civilian border watchers are returning to San Diego County, and while the two groups will be conducting their patrols along the same stretch of California’s border with Mexico, they don’t plan on working together…

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Anti-immigration forces criticize water stations

By Hatewatch Staff on September 13, 2005 - 1:16 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Pima County supervisors voted yesterday to again support water stations that help illegal immigrants survive treks across the desert, after hearing that it costs the county more to recover and deal with bodies than to fund the lifesaving program…

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Minutemen get cold welcome in New York

By Hatewatch Staff on September 13, 2005 - 12:44 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

…That meeting, held at the American Legion Post No. 94, attracted about 50 demonstrators against the Minutemen, but only a handful interested in learning more about the group.

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Immigration divides Virginia race

By Hatewatch Staff on September 6, 2005 - 1:34 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

…On Nov. 8, Virginia offers the nation something far more meaningful than any opinion poll — a genuine election in which nearly two million people will vote and one in which immigration will be a prominent issue…

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Activist fights ‘invasion’

By Hatewatch Staff on September 6, 2005 - 1:33 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

For a decade, Spencer’s had been one of the loudest, brashest voices in the California anti-immigration movement. The organization he founded in the early 1990s, Voice of Citizens Together (VCT, originally Valley Citizens Together, but later changed for a more cosmopolitan appeal), was one of the main backers of Proposition 187, and in those days Spencer was rarely far from the cameras. He took the issue further than many of his fellow travelers, raging over an “illegal invasion” that he saw as no mere accident of global economics but as a sly conspiracy aimed at the “reconquista” of American territories once held by Mexico…

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Sheriff tired of jailing migrants

By Hatewatch Staff on September 6, 2005 - 1:31 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The El Paso County sheriff quickly earned federal immigration officials’ attention by warning that he’d start driving undocumented immigrants from his jail to the Mexican border rather than continue to pay for their upkeep, and release some to the streets…

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Declarations heat up immigration debate

By Hatewatch Staff on September 6, 2005 - 1:29 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

With just three words, “state of emergency,” border state Governors Bill Richardson of New Mexico and Janet Napolitano of Arizona injected urgency into a simmering national debate over illegal immigration…

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Immigration key issue in politics

By Hatewatch Staff on September 6, 2005 - 1:27 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Campaign circulars arriving in Brookhaven residents’ mailboxes show that both Republicans in the Sept. 13 primary race for town supervisor have embraced hard-line stances against illegal immigration, a move Democrats dismiss as an attempt to deflect attention from GOP corruption.

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