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What motivates the Minutemen?

By Hatewatch Staff on December 20, 2005 - 6:29 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

If you drive far enough south in Douglas, Arizona, you eventually hit the wall. You’ll pass through tidy avenues lined with new ranch homes and the stately old brick houses built for mining officials back when Douglas was a company town, when there were jobs here besides those offered by the Border Patrol, Wal-Mart, and the prison up the road. But this is the Sonoran desert, despite the lawns, and mini-tornadoes of red dust keep whipping themselves up in the streets and just as quickly dissolving. …

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House approves tougher immigration laws

By Hatewatch Staff on December 20, 2005 - 6:28 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The House last night passed tough immigration legislation to build vast border fences, force employers to verify the legality of their workers and tighten security on the nation’s frontier, but it rebuffed President Bush’s entreaties to include avenues for foreign workers to gain legal employment.

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Homeland Security officials refute Tancredo terrorism claim

By Hatewatch Staff on December 20, 2005 - 6:26 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Federal terrorism investigators arrested 51 suspects who had entered the country illegally over a one-year period, a document released Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo shows…

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Minutemen target Brazilians

By Hatewatch Staff on December 20, 2005 - 6:25 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

One recent morning at daybreak, a white pickup truck left the Maple Gardens apartments and a passenger snapped a photo of Robert Casimiro.

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Minuteman leader’s mental stability questioned

By Hatewatch Staff on December 20, 2005 - 6:23 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

With his guns close at hand and visions of mushroom clouds blossoming darkly in his mind’s eye, Chris Simcox punched the record button on the answering machine inside his Los Angeles apartment.

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California’s economy strengthening during influx

By Hatewatch Staff on December 13, 2005 - 6:57 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

At Santiago’s Body Shop in San Francisco’s Mission District, the question of whether immigrants are taking jobs from native-born workers made Julio Flores bristle…

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High school student suspended for speaking Spanish

By Hatewatch Staff on December 13, 2005 - 6:56 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Most of the time, 16-year-old Zach Rubio converses in clear, unaccented American teen-speak, a form of English in which the three most common words are “like,” “whatever” and “totally.” But Zach is also fluent in his dad’s native language, Spanish – and that’s what got him suspended from school.

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Documenting the undocumented

By Hatewatch Staff on December 13, 2005 - 6:54 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The slate-gray light of a wintry morning hung over the 7-Eleven parking lot just after sunrise yesterday when a murmur rippled through the crowd of men gathered there: “Look, they are coming.”

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No Gilchrist or Border Police for California

By Hatewatch Staff on December 13, 2005 - 6:53 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

A proposed ballot measure to create a California border police to enforce immigration laws is dead after its campaign failed to collect enough voter signatures.

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Joe Turner arrested at Save Our State protest

By Hatewatch Staff on December 13, 2005 - 6:31 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

One person was arrested during a protest Saturday outside Home Depot as groups clashed over the placement of day laborer centers near some of the home improvement chain’s stores.

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