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Monday, October 20, 2008

Man Threatens to Blow Up Immigrant Advocacy Building

Last week, a man was arrested after threatening to blow up a Maryland based Immigrant Advocacy Group’s facility. Wesley James Queen II is reported to have used his cell phone to leave two messages for Casa de Maryland telling them to “not be surprised when your place blows up in pieces”.

In the other call, Queen threatened the President of Casa de Maryland saying, "Do not be surprised if one of these days that you find yourself with a bullet in the back of your brain".

About the increased threats towards immigrants, Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), the national coalition of grassroots organizations fighting for immigrant rights at the local, state and federal level posted had this to say:

This violence has permeated the anti-migrant message and made hate the driving force behind the movement. It is time to end the hate speech and end the immigrant bashing. No more violence. What we need is a sensible discussion about immigration, not death threats.”
To read more about this story and the disturbing pattern of threats of violence towards immigrants and immigrant advocacy groups, please visit FIRM’s website.


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