RACE RELATIONS BLOG: Saturday, October 01, 2005

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Militia group to launch armed border sweep, Campaign against illegal immigrants raises fears of violence (story)

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Reuters) -- A U.S. militia group will launch a month-long sweep for illegal immigrants along the border with Mexico this weekend, stepping up a campaign that has raised fears of violence.

Volunteers plan to gather at seven sites between San Diego, California, and Brownsville, Texas, throughout October to scour the deserts for illegal immigrants and report them to the U.S. Border Patrol so they can be arrested.