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Anti-Illegal Immigration Group To Make Greensboro Stop

Posted May 10, 2006

— A group which organizes armed citizen patrols at the U.S.-Mexican border will present its side of the immigration issue in Greensboro on Wednesday.

The Minuteman Project is planning a rally at 7 p.m., although the location hasn't been set. Minuteman co-founder Jim Gilchrist will be on hand to speak and meet with supporters.

The appearance is part of a U.S. tour scheduled to end in Washington DC on Friday. The group clashed with counter-protesters at Tuesday night's rally in Atlanta, and with groups in other cities during the tour.

A local chapter of the International Socialist Organization said it plans to stage a protest at around the same time to show the Minuteman group it's not wanted in town.

Minutemen have called for tougher immigrant laws and organizing citizen border patrols at the U.S./Mexico border.


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