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Minutemen come to Arkansas

By Hatewatch Staff on August 29, 2006 - 2:00 am, Posted in Uncategorized

The national development director of an organization that made headlines in 2005 with its patrols of the U. S.-Mexico border says he’s traveling to Hot Springs on Tuesday to help organize an Arkansas chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.

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Border Patrol Chief, Mayor want nothing to do with Minutemen

By Hatewatch Staff on August 29, 2006 - 1:59 am, Posted in Uncategorized

The head of the Border Patrol said Wednesday he doesn’t want members of the Minuteman Project working near his agents when they come to the Laredo area next month. The civilian group, which reports illegal immigrants to immigration authorities, is expected to start patrolling the border in the Laredo area on Sept. 11 and continue through Nov. 7.

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Korean firms donates fence materials

By Hatewatch Staff on August 29, 2006 - 1:57 am, Posted in Uncategorized

A Washington-based company is donating up to $7 million worth of fiber-optic security fencing material for the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps to use in any new barriers the group erects to try to keep illegal immigrants out of Arizona…

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One-man Minuteman army patrols Albertsons

By Hatewatch Staff on August 29, 2006 - 1:56 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Clint Hamilton says he’d rather be playing softball with his 10-year-old daughter.

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Immigration divides New Jersey town

By Hatewatch Staff on August 29, 2006 - 1:54 am, Posted in Uncategorized

A peaceful demonstration yesterday in Riverside against a law punishing those who hire or rent to illegal immigrants was met by a larger, slur-spewing crowd that tried to drown out the protesting speakers from the other side of a police barricade…

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Hispanics sue Hazleton over immigration crackdown

By Hatewatch Staff on August 22, 2006 - 2:07 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Hispanic activists and the ACLU sued Hazleton on Tuesday over one of the toughest crackdowns on illegal immigrants by a U.S. city.

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Media, volunteers scrutinize Minuteman infighting

By Hatewatch Staff on August 22, 2006 - 2:06 am, Posted in Uncategorized

The founder of the original Minuteman Project, Jim Gilchrist, 57, a retired accountant from California, is no longer speaking to his former ally Chris Simcox, with whom he planned the first patrols in Arizona.

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Costa Mesa activist defends neo-Nazi essays

By Hatewatch Staff on August 22, 2006 - 2:05 am, Posted in Uncategorized

[...] Few people would give [Martin] Millard a second glance if not for his high-profile role in Costa Mesa. In 2002, the City Council voted to put him on a redevelopment committee determined to bulldoze the city’s Latino Westside. When city officials asked Costa Mesa police last December to investigate the immigration status of jail inmates, many saw the invisible hand of Martin H. Millard.

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Minuteman chapter forms in Kansas City suburbs

By Hatewatch Staff on August 22, 2006 - 2:03 am, Posted in Uncategorized

A retired police captain from the sprawling Kansas City suburbs is starting a local chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, one of dozens of branches surfacing in the Heartland as the group expands its reach beyond the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Save Our State leader runs for school board

By Hatewatch Staff on August 22, 2006 - 2:02 am, Posted in Uncategorized

The sponsor of a failed measure that targeted illegal immigrants is running for the city’s school board and says he will campaign to abolish bilingual education in the city’s schools.

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