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Oklahoma Minutemen protest Mexican trucking

By Hatewatch Staff on April 24, 2007 - 6:48 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

The federal government will soon allow 100 Mexican trucking companies to make deliveries into the United States. In exchange, trucks from the United States will be allowed into Mexico.

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Four hundred nativists rally in D.C.

By Hatewatch Staff on April 24, 2007 - 6:46 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Protesters demanded an immigration crackdown and making English the official language of the United States at a two-hour event in Lafayette Square sponsored by Georgia activist D.A. King and various talk radio hosts.

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A political obituary: Jim Gilchrist, 2005-2007

By Hatewatch Staff on April 24, 2007 - 6:44 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Politics does funny things to people. In March 2005, when I first interviewed Jim Gilchrist, the Minuteman Project had not yet begun, but he already gave the distinct impression that he was in over his head, and knew it. “I never thought it would get this big,” the retired CPA confided, nervously stroking a Chihuahua on the couch of his tchotchke-crowded Aliso Viejo living room. […]

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Border Patrol agent charged with murder

By Hatewatch Staff on April 24, 2007 - 5:46 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

A U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a Mexican illegal entrant in January has been charged with murder by the Cochise County Attorney, who said Monday that the shooting was not justified.

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Former supporter bids “adios” to San Diego Minutemen

By Hatewatch Staff on April 17, 2007 - 6:59 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Prominent Minuteman supporter Ray Carney said he severed ties with the San Diego Minutemen because the group’s founder, Jeff Schwilk, encourages members to “commit acts they normally would not even consider.”

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College Republicans host “find the illegal” game

By Hatewatch Staff on April 17, 2007 - 6:57 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

[Joey] Cooper was one of 10 students who participated in the campuswide scavenger hunt hosted by the College Republicans.

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Protesters shout down Minuteman founder

By Hatewatch Staff on April 17, 2007 - 6:55 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

A simmering illegal-immigration debate at the University of Texas at San Antonio— where 45 percent of students are Hispanic — erupted into a heated protest Wednesday during an outdoor speech by Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a group of volunteers who patrol the Mexican border to stop immigrants from entering the country illegally. […]

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Minuteman pleads not guilty to attack on disabled day laborer

By Hatewatch Staff on April 17, 2007 - 6:53 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

A member of the Minuteman Project will be back in court May 14 after pleading not guilty to nine misdemeanor counts, including battery and interfering with the civil rights of two day laborers – one he allegedly punched. […]

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Retired pawnbroker to patrol border in ultralight aircraft

By Hatewatch Staff on April 10, 2007 - 7:16 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Don Wooley, 60, plans to fly his ultralight plane over the border in Arizona and New Mexico to spot illegal immigrants for the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.

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Spokane GOP hosts Minuteman Project founder

By Hatewatch Staff on April 10, 2007 - 7:14 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Jim Gilchrist told a luncheon crowd of 400, “It’s OK to say ‘rapist,’ ‘robber,’ and it’s OK to say ‘illegal alien’ – not ‘undocumented worker.’ “

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