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Governor pressured to reject detention centers

By Hatewatch Staff on November 15, 2005 - 8:15 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Opponents of a proposal to detain illegal immigrants at sports arenas and other public areas called on Gov. Bill Owens on Thursday to denounce what they called a “mean- spirited and racist” movement…

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Immigrant workers lured to Gulf Coast

By Hatewatch Staff on November 15, 2005 - 8:14 am, Posted in Uncategorized

…In the months since Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the southern coast of Mississippi and Louisiana, immigrant laborers from North Jersey and across the United States have been heading to the South in droves, drawn by the promise of cleanup and reconstruction jobs.

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Anti-immigration mayor re-elected

By Hatewatch Staff on November 15, 2005 - 8:14 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Mayor Mark Boughton said he will keep illegal immigration at the top of his agenda as he starts his third term in City Hall…

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Minutemen face protestors in Chicago suburb

By Hatewatch Staff on November 15, 2005 - 8:09 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Dozens of protesters were confronted by Elgin police in riot gear Thursday as the Illinois Minuteman Project took its controversial recruiting campaign to the suburb.

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President Bush, small town mayors oppose border fence

By Hatewatch Staff on November 15, 2005 - 8:08 am, Posted in Uncategorized

As mayor of Eagle Pass, Chad Foster presides over a thriving Texas border town that takes pride in a robust economy, a spectacular view of the Rio Grande and a warm relationship with Piedras Negras, its municipal neighbor and trading partner across the river in Mexico…

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Candidate accused of exploiting Mexican workers

By Hatewatch Staff on November 15, 2005 - 8:02 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Two undocumented workers from Mexico have filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Labor alleging Republican dairy magnate Jim Oberweis and a Lake in the Hills subcontractor paid them well below minimum wage to clean three suburban Oberweis ice cream shops.

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Minutemen go mainstream

By Hatewatch Staff on November 8, 2005 - 8:32 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Despite efforts to portray themselves as patriots fighting terrorists, gun-toting border vigilantes have a hard time shedding their racist image

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Study shows immigration increases wages

By Hatewatch Staff on November 8, 2005 - 8:30 am, Posted in Uncategorized

…In a new working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, two other economists using methodology similar to Professor Borjas’s but different assumptions get the opposite result.

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Racist anti-immigrant group supports Virginia candidate

By Hatewatch Staff on November 8, 2005 - 8:28 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Jerry Kilgore has made illegal immigration a centerpiece of his campaign, promising an aggressive crackdown on day laborers and undocumented immigrants attending state universities. “Will we reward illegal behavior with hard-earned dollars from law-abiding citizens?” he asked a campaign rally crowd this August. “I say the answer to this question should be an easy one: no!” While Kilgore accepts the financial support of an anti-immigrant group with racist ties, he also has taken massive contributions from companies notorious for exploiting undocumented immigrant labor…

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Tensions mount as immigrants rebuild New Orleans

By Hatewatch Staff on November 8, 2005 - 8:23 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Every day throughout the French Quarter and downtown, the ranks of deeply tanned, Spanish-speaking men in soiled clothing grow and become more visible amid the ruin…

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