Glenn Spencer

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Glenn Spencer
OccupationPolitical activist

Glenn Spencer is an American political and anti-illegal-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 research and testing facility, seeking low-cost ways to improve border security, such as infrared cameras, aerial drones and motion detectors.[2][3][4] Spencer's researchers developed a system for greatly improving the sensitivity and accuracy of seismic detectors, called SEIDARM, which he patented [5] and offered for sale to the US federal government.[6][7][8]

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]

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League have accused American Border Patrol of being a hate group.[9][10][11] Spencer disputes this accusation.[12]

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  1. ^ a b Weigel, David (May 6, 2013). "The Fence Junkies". Slate. Archived from the original on 2015-11-21. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Sensor tech would improve border security, creators say". Sierra Vista Herald/Review. 2015-08-16. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ Adger, Kevin (2016-10-03). "Arizona man creates technology to help secure border". KOLD-TV. Tucson, AZ. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  4. ^ Peinado, Fernando (2016-10-14). "In advance of Trump's wall, Arizona rancher invents system for detecting migrants". Univision News. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  5. ^ US patent 9151855, Glenn Spencer & Michael S. King, "Barrier detection system and method", issued 2015-10-06, assigned to Ardmore Associates, LLC 
  6. ^ Pitts, William (2017-02-27). "Could drones serve as part of a virtual border wall?". KPNX-TV. Phoenix, Arizona. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  7. ^ Casper, Priscilla (2017-03-06). "Southern Arizona group plans to submit proposal to build President Trump's border wall". KGUN-TV. Tucson, AZ. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  8. ^ Ellis, Emily (2018-06-06). "Hereford engineer's invention to get long look at prestigious exhibition". Sierra Vista Herald/Review. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  9. ^ Tobias, Glen; Foxman, Abraham (2003). "Armed Vigilantes in Arizona" (PDF). Border Disputes. Phoenix, New York: Anti-Defamation League (PDF): 2–5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  10. ^ "Glenn Spencer". Southern Poverty Law Center. Montgomery, AL: Southern Poverty Law Center. 2016-05-19. Archived from the original on 2016-06-01. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Letter from Spencer's lawyer to SPLC" (PDF). 2014-03-27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-04-06. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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