Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The leader of an anti-illegal immigration group said she was interviewed by investigators from the attorney general's office Wednesday about a letter sent to Hispanic families in Orange County warning some immigrants could be jailed or deported for voting next month.
Barbara Coe, leader of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform, said she told investigators her group had not authorized the letter and she didn't know who sent it.
The note's letterhead resembles that of the group's, and contains the signature Sergio Ramirez.
Coe said she has received a handful of death threats since last week, when the letter began arriving at an unknown number of Orange County homes. Her group was investigated by the FBI in the late 1990s because members held signs near polls stating only citizens can vote. Click here.