Glenn Spencer

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Glenn Spencer
Born United States
Occupation Political activist

Glenn Spencer is an American political and illegal immigration activist, and president of American Border Patrol.

In the 2000s Spencer gained media attention, notably from Lou Dobbs of CNN, 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 sought to show the American federal government how easy it was to halt illegal immigration and used his own savings to attempt to prove it.[1][2][3]

The nonprofit civil rights organization[4][5][6] Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League have accused American Border Patrol of being a hate group.[7][8][9]

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  3. ^ CNN
  4. ^ Ma, Ken (November 24, 2005). "College students' blackface stunt creates backlash". The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL). 
  5. ^ Wiggins, Ovetta (April 26, 2006). "Racial Slurs Make For Ugly Commute; Vandals Deface Bowie Church, Sound Barrier". The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.). 
  6. ^ Dininny, Shannon (January 16, 2012). "Civil-rights history gets boost; Whitman College students to teach subject this week". The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA). 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Anti-Immigration Groups". Intelligence Report. Montgomery, AL: Southern Poverty Law Center. 2001-05. Retrieved 2010-02-02.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ Berkowitz, Bill; Dobbs, Lou (2006-07-01). "Dubious Guest List". Rome: Inter-Press Service. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 

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