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Murrieta protests: One year later

Anu Joshi • Jul 01, 2015

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the virulently anti-immigrant protests that blocked buses full of Central American children and families from reaching a Border Patrol station in Murrieta, California. Some of those same protesters are back out on the streets of Murrieta today “to show [their] support for the Border Patrol.”

Blurring Borders FINAL-page-0Here at Center for New Community we thought we’d mark the occasion of anti-immigrant extremists hurling hateful speech at families fleeing violence in a different way.

Blurring Borders: Collusion between Anti-Immigrant Groups and Immigration Enforcement Agents

Yesterday, we released our new report,”Blurring Borders,” that examined exactly how those extremist anti-immigrant organizers knew where those buses would be and when. We expose the Border Patrol union leaders who leaked information to far-right activists—far-right activists who have a nasty and disturbing history of promoting racist views. (One such person was ‘radio’ host Pete Santelli who, among many other disturbing statements, has said he believes Hillary Clinton should be “tried, convicted and shot in the vagina.”)

Thankfully, those 30 protesters in Murrieta aren’t getting too much coverage, but our report detailing the collusion between immigration enforcement agents and the organized anti-immigrant movement sure is. Here’s a sample:


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