The Hatewatch blog is managed by the staff of the Intelligence Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based civil rights organization.

Maryland Minutemen accused of ‘intimidation’

By Hatewatch Staff on February 28, 2006 - 4:38 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

After waging a high-profile fight in Northern Virginia against a center where employers can go to hire temporary workers, the anti-illegal immigration group has expanded into Maryland. In recent weeks, its members have patrolled centers funded by the Montgomery County government in Wheaton and Takoma Park that assist day laborers. They also have monitored a Gaithersburg parking lot as well as others in Montgomery and Prince George’s County where men gather almost every morning, said Stephen Schreiman, director of the group’s new chapter.

Read full article

Anti-immigration lecturers decry racist claims

By Hatewatch Staff on February 28, 2006 - 4:37 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

An illegal immigration forum with national speakers brought protest and support Saturday night. The local group, U.S. Citizens for Immigration Law Enforcement, which has argued for illegal immigrants to be deported, sponsored the event…

Read full article

Costa Mesa gives immigrants cold shoulder

By Hatewatch Staff on February 28, 2006 - 4:35 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

In a Republican county known as a cradle of border enforcement zeal, Costa Mesa has long been celebrated — and maligned — as a city that offered immigrants a generous embrace.

Read full article

Immigrant laborers exploited in New Orleans

By Hatewatch Staff on February 28, 2006 - 4:34 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

…During the mid-1800s Irish Catholics met severe discrimination. Then there was the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, and during World War II, Japanese internment. Since 9/11 Muslims have been victimized for security reasons. And for the economy, there are Hispanics. So we are left despising the very people on whom we depend, and immigrants are left with the worst of all worlds–economically marginalized and socially demonized. Vulnerable to unscrupulous employers, opportunistic politicians and racist hatemongers, they work simply to exist in a place where their very existence has become an affront.

Read full article

Orange County police round-up Hispanic workers

By Hatewatch Staff on February 28, 2006 - 4:33 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Local police arrest day laborers outside a home depot in Orange, spawning a debate about local enforcement of federal immigration law

Read full article

Border violence on the rise

By Hatewatch Staff on February 21, 2006 - 4:45 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

First came an armed standoff between Texas lawmen and drug smugglers disguised as Mexican soldiers. Next, federal officials seized a stockpile of heavy-duty weaponry — assault rifles, hand grenades, and improvised explosive devices — along the Rio Grande. Then a Mexican police reporter was critically wounded after intruders fired more than 60 rounds into the newspaper’s offices.

Read full article

Pomona councilman slams proposed crackdown

By Hatewatch Staff on February 21, 2006 - 4:44 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Councilman Marco Robles this week asked the City Council to consider a resolution opposing a federal bill that calls for greater enforcement and penalties for immigration violations.

Read full article

Arizona governor extends state of emergency

By Hatewatch Staff on February 21, 2006 - 4:43 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Gov. Janet Napolitano has extended a state of emergency order at the Mexican border allowing local government more time to spend $1.5 million in state emergency funds on law enforcement and other immigration matters.

Read full article

Suit blames border agents in drowning

By Hatewatch Staff on February 21, 2006 - 4:41 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

It began as a routine nocturnal encounter between the U.S. Border Patrol and a group of Mexicans illegally crossing the Rio Grande.

Read full article

Latin American leaders lobby against border wall

By Hatewatch Staff on February 21, 2006 - 4:39 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Eleven Latin American nations, alarmed at what they perceive as growing anti-immigration sentiment in the United States, have started to lobby Washington for better treatment of their migrants.

Read full article