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Border violence increases in Rio Grande Valley

By Hatewatch Staff on January 31, 2006 - 5:25 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

A recent wave of violence against Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley has the potential to harm immigrants who pass through here.

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Tempers flare at farmworker assistance forum

By Hatewatch Staff on January 31, 2006 - 5:24 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Nursery, vineyard and farm operators met Wednesday [Jan. 25] with the state’s premier nonprofit farmworker housing developer to identify changes in the county’s need for stable low-income housing options for agricultural employees.

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Minuteman leader sues parade organizers

By Hatewatch Staff on January 31, 2006 - 5:22 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The co-founder of the Minuteman Project filed a civil rights lawsuit Friday [Jan. 27] because the volunteer border patrol group’s proposed entry in Laguna Beach’s annual Patriots Day Parade was rejected.

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Church groups wary of immigration crackdown

By Hatewatch Staff on January 31, 2006 - 5:20 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

One of the illegal immigrants Luis Magaña has tried to help is a San Joaquin Valley farmworker whose leg broke when a ladder collapsed beneath him.

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Police disagree on arresting immigrants

By Hatewatch Staff on January 24, 2006 - 5:46 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The push by two Orange County police agencies to arrange training for some of their officers to help enforce federal immigration laws has opened a rift in Southern California law enforcement circles, with some officials fearing the move will harm crime-fighting efforts.

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Save Our State protests Home Depot

By Hatewatch Staff on January 24, 2006 - 5:45 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

About 125 protesters — both opponents and proponents — rallied outside a day labor center next to a new Home Depot on Saturday morning…

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Trespass bill proposed in Arizona

By Hatewatch Staff on January 24, 2006 - 5:43 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

A Paradise Valley Republican thinks she’s found a way to let state and local police round up illegal entrants — make their presence in this state the crime of trespass.

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Housing ordinance targets immigrants

By Hatewatch Staff on January 24, 2006 - 5:42 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

…It’s a story that’s playing out across the South. In some counties, Hispanic immigration, most of it illegal, has increased a thousand-fold over the past 10 years, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. To handle the influx, elected officials in these areas are seeking to redefine the concept of family by limiting the number of people who are allowed to live under one roof…

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Xenophobia reaching “high tide”

By Hatewatch Staff on January 24, 2006 - 5:40 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Immigration has become an increasingly contentious political and social issue around the country.

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Law enforcement disputes Border Watch claims

By Hatewatch Staff on January 24, 2006 - 5:27 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Despite their small numbers and dubious impact, die-hard border watch activists say their work is far from over.

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