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Posted in NN headline by Hatewatch Staff on May 20, 2008 - 8:28 am

[IL] Simcox To Speak At DePaul University
The Chicago Sun-Times / May 18, 2008
DePaul University is asking a student group to put up $2,500 to cover the cost of private security officers at a lecture by Minuteman vigilante leader Chris Simcox.

[AZ] Arizona Governor Terminates Controversial Sheriff’s Immigration Contract
The Arizona Daily Star / May 14, 2008
Gov. Janet Napolitano ordered the state to cancels its $1.6 million a year immigration enforcement contact with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who’s facing widespread accusations of racial profiling.

[CA] Minuteman Project Mobile Consulate Protests Criticized
The Press-Enterprise / May 11, 2008
Recent Minuteman Project demonstrations targeting the Mexican consulate’s mobile services program seem designed more to intimidate immigrants than to reform immigration policy.

[USA] Anti-Immigrant Hate Speech Thrives On Right-Wing Radio Shows
The (Waltham, Mass.) Daily News Tribune / May 19, 2008
Racial slurs and harsh rhetoric demonizing all Latinos have found a home on conservative radio broadcasts.

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Nativism in the News

Posted in NN headline by Hatewatch Staff on May 13, 2008 - 8:16 am

[TN] Hate Crimes Against Hispanics Spiking In Tennessee
The Tennessean / May 10, 2008
As “illegal alien” for many people became synonymous with anyone Hispanic, the number of hate crimes targeting Hispanics in Tennessee more than doubled between 2006 and 2007.

[MO] FAIR-Backed Missouri Group Pushes Higher Education Ban
The Columbia Missourian / May 8, 2008
Missourians Against Illegal Immigration, a group founded by the Missouri state adviser to Federation for American Immigration Reform, placed advertisements in newspapers across the state to support a Senate bill that would ban illegal immigrants from higher education and jobs.

[CA] Lawyers For San Diego Minutemen Argue Highway Sign Case
The International Herald Tribune / May 10, 2008
Lawyers for the San Diego Minutemen argued in federal court that the state of California violated the group’s constitutional rights by relocating its Adopt-A-Highway location away from a border patrol checkpoint.

[CA] Minuteman Project Extends Consulate Protests
The Press-Enterprise / May 8, 2008
Minuteman Project activists continued demonstrating outside Mexican consulates in San Bernardino, Santa Ana and San Diego.

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