Glenn Spencer

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Glenn Spencer
Born United States
Occupation Political activist

Glenn Spencer is an American political and anti-immigration activist who serves as president of American Border Patrol.[1]

In the 2000s Spencer gained media attention when he converted his ranch on the Arizona and Mexico border into a hi-tech security zone complete with infrared cameras, aerial drones and motion detectors. Spencer patented [2] this technology, which he then offered free of charge to the US federal government.[3][4] In 2001, he started warning of a “Mexican takeover of the southwestern United States,” and made a video titled Immigration: Threatening the Bonds of Our Union, which he delivered to every member of Congress.[1] In 2002 he gave a talk entitled "The Second Mexican-American War" at that year's American Renaissance conference.[5]

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League have accused American Border Patrol of being a hate group.[6][7][8]

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  1. ^ a b Weigel, David (May 6, 2013). "The Fence Junkies". Slate. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  2. ^ US patent 9151855, Glenn Spencer & Michael S. King, "Barrier detection system and method", issued 2015-10-06, assigned to Ardmore Associates, LLC 
  3. ^ "CNN WOLF BLITZER REPORTS". CNN. June 23, 2003. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Mears, Bill (April 25, 2012). "High court review of immigration enforcement a tale of opposing views". CNN. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  5. ^ In Defense of Western Man: The Fifth American Renaissance Conference
  6. ^ Tobias, Glen; Foxman, Abraham (2003). "Armed Vigilantes in Arizona" (PDF). Border Disputes. Phoenix, New York: Anti-Defamation League (PDF): 2–5. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  7. ^ "Glenn Spencer". Southern Poverty Law Center. Montgomery, AL: Southern Poverty Law Center. 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  8. ^ Berkowitz, Bill; Dobbs, Lou (2006-07-01). "Dubious Guest List". Rome: Inter-Press Service. Archived from the original on October 4, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 

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