Skip to comments.CA: Highway litter program can't bar group, official says (San Diego Minutemen)
Posted on 03/24/2009 10:30:01 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
There is no legal way to ban a controversial anti-illegal immigrants group from participation in the state's Adopt-A-Highway program without shutting it down entirely, state Transportation Department chief Will Kempton said Monday.
"The bottom line is there is no way to deny these folks regardless of how we feel about them," Kempton said in a meeting with a dozen Latino legislators and representatives of minority organizations. "We will lose in court if we try to eliminate these folks."
Latino lawmakers are angry that Caltrans issued a litter pickup permit to the San Diego Minutemen for a stretch of Interstate 5 that straddles a major immigration checkpoint south of San Clemente.
The group contends it is a patriotic organization that seeks to ensure U.S. immigration and border security laws are enforced. But critics contend Minutemen are racist vigilantes that use intimidation and harassment against immigrant rights activists.
"If they were people of color," said Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, D-San Diego, "they would be labeled a gang." Saldaña said she has been repeatedly harassed by group members at public events in her district.
In a telephone interview, Minutemen President Jeff Schwilk responded that "we wouldn't waste five minutes on Lori Saldaña except to respond to her wild charges that lack one bit of truth."
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This is more America-hating nonsense from the Mex Klux Klan and the Hispanic Ku Klux Klan type of groups.
The Minutemen want to secure the border, and preserve the rights of Americans.
The fact we have politicians, who support lawbreakers from third world drug hell-holes, should scare everyone
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