Thursday, September 6, 2007
AP reports that the Ku Klux Klan has added a new twist to an already rancorous debate over illegal immigration in northern Virginia, distributing anti-immigrant fliers that have drawn condemnation from people on both sides of the issue. The Compton, Arkansas-based Ku Klux Klan left the leaflets in front of homes in a Manassas, Virginia, neighborhood over the weekend. The fliers, which were wrapped around an old issue of a Klan newspaper, warned of "gangs, drugs and pornography" brought by immigrants.The text of the flier warned:
"Mexico is invading the United States and soon will demand we cede the southwestern states to their control, they already wave the flag of Mexico in our faces! They are not here to assimilate, they are here to form their own nation. And unless we get busy right NOW they will succeed!"
The seccession and assimilation arguments are not limited to the KKK. Both conservative Patrick Buchanan and Harvard professor Samuel Huntington have made similar arguments in books in recent years.