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Hundreds protest N.M. border patrol group
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/23/05 | Alicia A. Caldwell - AP

Posted on 07/23/2005 5:39:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the streets Saturday to protest a controversial civilian border patrol group, calling the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps racist and un-American.

The League of United Latin American Citizens, one of the oldest Latino civil rights organizations in the country, organized the march and rally to show that Minuteman volunteers were not wanted in the area.

"It's a racist organization, there is no question," said the league's national treasurer, Jaime Martinez. "They say they will monitor the border, but now they are coming into our cities. Something has to be done."

Minuteman volunteers, who plan to patrol parts of the border in New Mexico and Texas starting in October, have repeatedly denied claims of racism. The group gained international attention earlier this year when a contingent patrolled a section of the Mexican border in southern Arizona.

William N. Norris, a coordinator for the group's New Mexico chapter who attended Saturday's rally, said the group's goal is not to stop immigration, but to ensure that immigrants "fill out the paperwork and sign the guest book at the gate."

Mary Jane Garcia, the majority whip of the New Mexico State Senate, called on the federal government to take action against the Minuteman volunteers and work on real reform of immigration laws.

Forcing Hispanic immigrants out of the country is not the answer, she said.

"What would happen if all the Mexicans were to leave this country tomorrow? They need us," she said.

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On the Net:

League of United Latin American Citizens http://www.lulac.org

Minuteman Project/Minuteman Civil Defense Corps http://www.minutemanhq.com


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: border; group; hundreds; lulac; minuteman; minutemanhqcom; patrol; protest
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1 posted on 07/23/2005 5:40:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Obviously the Minutemen are considered a risk if they are too successful.
2 posted on 07/23/2005 5:45:55 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: NormsRevenge
"What would happen if all the Mexicans were to leave this country tomorrow? They need us," she said.

I saw that movie, "A Day Without A Mexican"......Hilarious!

3 posted on 07/23/2005 5:45:59 PM PDT by afnamvet (Jet noise...The Sound of Freedom)
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To: NormsRevenge
They can't even debate this honestly.

Mary Jane Garcia, the majority whip of the New Mexico State Senate, called on the federal government to take action against the Minuteman volunteers and work on real reform of immigration laws.

Even in the age of Kelo, it's hard to take action against lawful groups.

Forcing Hispanic immigrants out of the country is not the answer, she said.

As long as they are legal, sure, no problemo.

4 posted on 07/23/2005 5:46:01 PM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: NormsRevenge
'Hundreds', eh? I bet if the INS would've staged a raid, the herd would've been thinned considerably.


5 posted on 07/23/2005 5:46:07 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder how many terrorists mixed in with the protesters?


6 posted on 07/23/2005 5:47:58 PM PDT by Man50D
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To: NormsRevenge

League of United Latin American Citizens

Sounds like a diverse group of people, doesn't it? I'm sure there are lots of Irish, English, etc. among them.

RACISTS.


7 posted on 07/23/2005 5:48:05 PM PDT by datura (Molon Labe)
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To: Viking2002

They won't do that. It is Saturday and they are closed. It would have been nice though.


8 posted on 07/23/2005 5:48:35 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The League of United Latin American Citizens, one of the oldest Latino civil rights organizations in the country

Note: This should read LILAC--League of Insane Latin American Citizens--not LULAC as has been reported.
9 posted on 07/23/2005 5:49:06 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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To: NormsRevenge

Forcing Hispanic immigrants out of the country is not the answer, she said.

"What would happen if all the Mexicans were to leave this country tomorrow? They need us," she said.


We NEED them? Grab my accordian, we're going deer hunting.


10 posted on 07/23/2005 5:49:44 PM PDT by datura (Molon Labe)
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"They say they will monitor the border, but now they are coming into our cities. Something has to be done."

Hey,Jaime Martinez,were trying to protect our cities you...

I can say "we're",because I joined yesterday.

11 posted on 07/23/2005 5:52:51 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: NormsRevenge
They need us...

We need them like a bad itch we can't reach.

12 posted on 07/23/2005 5:53:11 PM PDT by RoyalsFan (Freepmail me if you want on my Kansas City Royals ping list)
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To: NormsRevenge
Unfortunately this article suffers from the usual commie doublespeak, so here's a convenient glossary of terms...

A pro-latino racist organization -->The League of United Latin American Citizens
A latino racist --> Jaime Martinez
Criminal illegal aliens --> Hispanic immigrants
Patriots --> Minuteman volunteers
13 posted on 07/23/2005 5:54:02 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: NormsRevenge
Mary Jane Garcia, the majority whip of the New Mexico State Senate, called on the federal government to take action against the Minuteman volunteers and work on real reform of immigration laws

What would you have them do, Senator? Bring in tanks? Try the Minutemen for hate crimes?

Peaceable, lawful assembly is still legal...at least for a little while longer.
14 posted on 07/23/2005 5:54:12 PM PDT by Das Outsider
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LULAC bullies have been busy.

They're led by Trotskyite communists...experts at provoking trouble.

Our people need to keep them at arm's length.

Do a little searching, and you will find that these racists are yelling 'racist' all over the place right now. How typical of leftists...


15 posted on 07/23/2005 5:55:53 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?")
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To: NormsRevenge
"What would happen if all the [illegal] Mexicans were to leave this country tomorrow?

Our entire welfare system would collapse from disuse.

16 posted on 07/23/2005 5:57:54 PM PDT by Oatka (Hyphenated-Americans have hyphenated-loyalties -- Victor Davis Hanson)
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"They're led by Trotskyite communists...experts at provoking trouble."

They are using one of their first rules:

Accuse your enemy of what you are doing1


17 posted on 07/23/2005 6:08:55 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: NormsRevenge
"They say they will monitor the border, but now they are coming into our cities. Something has to be done."

A little dramatic wouldn't you say? Someone seems to be out trying to win an Oscar here.

18 posted on 07/23/2005 6:09:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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I would bet my life that Governor Richardson has his people in there. I find it too much of a coincidence that he was at a Mexican, American conference in Mexico, for mayors and governors last week, and one of the topics they agreed to was to stop the "violence" at the borders.

After he got home the organized protests started. We have a small border, compared to TX, AZ and CA, but we are getting the most protests! He has come out publicly and said he doesn't want the Minutemen there, and that he doesn't need them there.

19 posted on 07/23/2005 6:11:21 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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"They say they will monitor the border, but now they are coming into our cities."

Yep, the match has been lit. And by appropriately named citizens.

20 posted on 07/23/2005 6:19:11 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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