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Imprisoned ex-agents ‘intended to shoot Mexicans’

By Hatewatch Staff on January 30, 2007 - 9:44 am, Posted in Uncategorized

The Department of Homeland Security is wrongly keeping from Congress an investigative report that details the conduct of two ex-Border Patrol agents imprisoned this week for shooting a Mexican drug trafficker, two Houston-area congressmen charged Thursday.

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Immigrant hiring ordinances face legal challenges

By Hatewatch Staff on January 30, 2007 - 9:40 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Opponents of a Dorchester County ordinance that would allow the county to revoke business licenses for people who hire illegal immigrants say they might wait and see how a court challenge to a similar policy in another county proceeds before taking action.

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In Southern Arizona, ‘truth’ about immigration is relative

By Hatewatch Staff on January 30, 2007 - 9:38 am, Posted in Uncategorized

On a frigid night 100 yards north of the Arizona-Mexico border west of the San Pedro River, Michael King sits on a couch inside a small house maneuvering a video-game controller as he stares intently at a TV screen. […]

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Minutemen, Save Our State join forces against day laborers

By Hatewatch Staff on January 30, 2007 - 9:36 am, Posted in Uncategorized

With “God Bless America” playing on a chilly and overcast morning, supporters and members of the Minuteman Project and Save Our State groups brought their anti-illegal immigration message to a Doheny Park Road sidewalk on Saturday.

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Wall Street Journal: Lou Dobbs ‘bonkers’

By Hatewatch Staff on January 30, 2007 - 9:34 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Most people would consider corrupt border patrol agents to be part of the illegal immigration problem, not the solution. So it’s passing strange that anti-immigration Republicans in Congress are calling for the federal government to release Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, two former border guards from Texas who were sent to prison last week for shooting an unarmed man in the back and then trying to cover up their crime.

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Laws targeting immigrants face legal setbacks

By Hatewatch Staff on January 23, 2007 - 9:50 am, Posted in Uncategorized

State and federal judges are blocking municipal ordinances that fine landlords for renting to illegal immigrants.

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Minutemen protest superhighway

By Hatewatch Staff on January 23, 2007 - 9:48 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Four members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a border-watch group opposed to illegal immigration, picketed a state transportation conference in Des Moines Thursday, claiming it promoted a superhighway linking the U.S. with Mexico and Canada.

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Proposed legislation would outlaw armed vigilante patrols

By Hatewatch Staff on January 23, 2007 - 9:46 am, Posted in Uncategorized

A proposed new law would make felons out of members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps…

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Push comes to shove for Antelope Valley Minutemen

By Hatewatch Staff on January 23, 2007 - 9:42 am, Posted in Uncategorized

A protest Saturday at Four Points rapidly devolved into a profanity-laden shouting match as passers-by and protesters butted heads.

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Pizza chain gets death threats for accepting pesos

By Hatewatch Staff on January 17, 2007 - 9:59 am, Posted in Uncategorized

A pizza chain has been hit with death threats and hate mail after offering to accept Mexican pesos, becoming another flashpoint in the nation’s debate over immigrants.

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