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Jim Gilchrist Announces Grand Vision for New Minuteman Border Patrols in 2015

Posted in Anti-Immigrant,Anti-Latino by David Neiwert on July 22, 2014

Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist recently announced that he was “considering” reviving the nativist border watch group. And now he’s made it official, announcing that he will organize a Minuteman border patrol in May of 2015. Gilchrist clearly hopes to capitalize on the mounting right-wing outrage over the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico involving Central […]

Jim Gilchrist Eyes Reviving the Minutemen to Exploit Fresh Border Crisis

Posted in Anti-Immigrant,Anti-Latino by David Neiwert on July 7, 2014

Jim Gilchrist, the California-based cofounder of the nativist border watch group the Minuteman Project, was last in the news back in 2009, when one of his associates was arrested by the FBI for murdering a 9-year-old girl and her father in their Arizona home. But he’s bidding to make headlines again by reawakening the Minutemen […]

Minuteman Author Detained By Kenyan Immigration Authorities

Posted in Anti-Immigrant,Extremist Propaganda by Sonia Scherr on October 7, 2008

Two years after glorifying the border vigilante movement in Minutemen: Battle to Secure America’s Borders, a book he co-authored with Minuteman Project leader Jim Gilchrist, right-wing propagandist and conspiracy hound Jerome Corsi found himself being deported—from Kenya. Immigration agents in Nairobi detained Corsi earlier today because, as one official told the New York Times, “His […]

Minutemen Join White Supremacists In ‘Co-Hosted’ Strategy Session

Posted in Anti-Immigrant,White Supremacist by Brentin Mock on June 25, 2008

The Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremacist hate group, publicly announced earlier this week that it was co-hosting an anti-immigration strategy session with Americans4America, the official Las Vegas chapter of Jim Gilchrist’s Minuteman Project. Despite the Minuteman Project’s oft-touted anti-racist policies, the meeting took place June 24, offering some of the strongest evidence yet […]

Nativist Leader Now Says Video is Fake

Posted in Anti-Immigrant by Casey Sanchez on August 20, 2007

For the first time, Robert Crooks, leader of California’s nativist extremist Mountain Minutemen, has admitted to filming and posting videos (here and here) that seem to depict an undocumented immigrant being shot on the border. But Crooks now says the video was staged. “Who in their right mind is going to shoot a smuggler, videotape […]