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September 26, 2006

A Minuteman Boosts Border Overhaul Reform

Here is an example of an unintended consequence; a win by a minuteman actually helps comprehensive immigration reform;

By Angie C. Marek, U.S. News & World Report, September 17, 2006
“An Arizona win puts immigration back in play

TUCSON, ARIZ.-A few weeks ago, it became suddenly clear that the Republican free-for-all primary in the southeastern corner of Arizona was anything but ordinary. Randy Graf--a former golf pro, state representative and cowboy-boots-clad founding member of the Minutemen border group--had vaulted into the lead with his focus on fixing what he called the "security crisis" at the border. Opponents attacked him as extreme, and the national Republican Party went so far as to buy at least $122,000 worth of ads for Graf's most formidable moderate challenger, state Rep. Steve Huffman.

It didn't work. Graf won last week, roiling some Republican circles and raising questions about the wisdom of the party's floundering immigration strategy. It has also put in jeopardy a precious House seat in a mostly moderate district that has been represented since 1984 by retiring Rep. Jim Kolbe, an abortion-rights centrist and the only openly gay Republican in Congress…”.

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/060917/25arizona.htm

Posted by VisaLawyer at September 26, 2006 07:38 AM

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