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Activist fights 'invasion'

For a decade, Spencer's had been one of the loudest, brashest voices in the California anti-immigration movement. The organization he founded in the early 1990s, Voice of Citizens Together (VCT, originally Valley Citizens Together, but later changed for a more cosmopolitan appeal), was one of the main backers of Proposition 187, and in those days Spencer was rarely far from the cameras. He took the issue further than many of his fellow travelers, raging over an "illegal invasion" that he saw as no mere accident of global economics but as a sly conspiracy aimed at the "reconquista" of American territories once held by Mexico…

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