As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week concerning Arizona’s controversial immigration law, a racist patriarch of the anti-immigrant movement once again found a mainstream platform for his hate-filled, conspiracy-mongering extremism.
"No better symbol of the deep political and social divide over illegal immigration exists than here on the Mexico-U.S. border, along Glenn Spencer's rural desert property," CNN reported. "And no better symbol exists of the contradictions and conundrums from an unresolved government enforcement policy."
CNN failed to note that perhaps no better example of the racist vitriol at the core of the immigration debate can be found than Spencer. He has venomously called illegal immigration an invasion and accused Mexico of orchestrating a takeover of the Southwest through a fantastic far-right theory known as "la reconquista."
"Our country is being invaded by Mexico with hostile intentions," Spencer said in 2001. "When it blows up, they can't say we didn't tell them, when the blood starts flowing on the border and in L.A. We're [talking] about la reconquista."
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