Arizona's "Nativist Extremist" Groups Nearing Extinction, According to Report

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Nativist buds J.T. Ready (left) and Russell Pearce
The nativist movement is in its "death throes," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The organization's new report has documented three such groups in Arizona, which is a low number, considering 21 were documented in 2009.

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As you can imagine, racist wuss J.T. Ready murdering a man, two women, and a child -- before shooting himself -- was pretty big news on the nativist front last year.

"Other than Ready's group, only a few individuals regularly patrolled the Arizona border last year, although an organization called the Texas Border Volunteers has been active in South Texas," SPLC's report states.

In total, there are just three nativist groups SPLC's tracked in Arizona: American Freedom Riders, Arizona Border Recon, and Mohave County Residents for Constitutional Rights Arizona.

SPLC's definition for "nativist" groups is "groups that go beyond pushing for legislative changes or stricter border controls to personally confront suspected undocumented workers and border crossers."

Nationwide, there are only 38 documented nativist organizations, down from the 319 counted by SPLC in 2010.

While SPLC has plenty of explanations for the downfall, there does seem to be one caveat mentioned:

"Since 2010, many nativist leaders have abandoned their narrow focus on immigration and inserted themselves into other right-wing movements that appeared to have more traction. Many signed on with antigovernment "Patriot" groups or Tea Party factions. According to a January 2012 report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, dozens of formerly prominent nativists had joined Tea Party and other right-wing formations by mid-2010. In some cases, they created new far-right hybrid entities of their own."

Only California and Maryland has more documented nativist groups than Arizona, according to the report, while Texas also has three.


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TEXASBORDER
TEXASBORDER

It is also obvious that this so called "Reporter" has Never meet any of these people first hand! He probably has not even been to our southern border!  Anybody who has spent time with a group who patrols our border knows that these folks are NOT Right Wing Extreamists! They only want OUR government to do the job they are paid & Elected to do, Protect our country from those who come here ILLEGALLY ! Period.

TEXASBORDER
TEXASBORDER

OPINION-  Anybody who thinks that the SPLC is creditable has NOT done homework into the history of the SPLC! They are the largest HATE group in this country!

azcumsquelcher
azcumsquelcher

While I'll admit that these groups are a little whacky, they don't deserve the amount of attention and suspicion levied on them by the SPLC. I used to think that Southern Poverty Law center was an unbiased watch-dog of hate groups and domestic terrorists but after a while, it became apparent to me that this is an incredibly political organization with an explicit agenda to demonize far-right advocacy groups (whether they deal with immigration, family values or anti-government sentiments). JT Ready was a freak but most of these "nativist extremists" are normal people who have become border security activists out in the desert. I don't think they are helping the situation but I also don't believe that they are dangerous or represent a threat to anyone or anything. Once again, there are bad apples in every bunch (like JT ready and that woman who killed a drug smuggler in a home invasion) but the strong majority of these people are law-abiding Americans who are more concerned with defending our country and upholding the law than most of the lawyers who make up the SPLC. This organization is not credible and its motivations are reflected by the biased and unfounded decisions that it makes in regards to labeling groups as hate-based when they don't agree with mainstream progressive viewpoints. 

wqcharleston
wqcharleston

Is the Maricopa Co. Sheriff's dept considered an Nativist Extremest group?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Doesn't Jaffy have a group of similar minded kiddies that are extremists?

Tyburn Gallows
Tyburn Gallows

Don't be so sure. I've seen them at the local 2nd amendment rallies recently...

Comrade
Comrade

TEXASBORDER, The only "Illegals" are people like Yourself, whose ancestors INVADED the American Continent, bringing their illnesses, leprosy, VDs, and RAPED the NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN to contamiante their PURE GENE POOL. I don't know how can You  call Yourself  "LEGAL" resident, when in fact You can not be, You are the INVADERS. U R  the ILLEGAL .The only LEGALS HERE  ON THIS AMERICAN CONTINENT, ARE THE NATIVE AMERICANS, MEXICANS, CENTRAL AMERICANS AND SOUTH AMERICANS

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

@wqcharleston More like an organized crime enterprise. The rogue MCSO is wholly corrupt. Much like the Italian Mafia. But because they prefer to target Mexicans like JAFucker. I would say they are more like a  racist mafia.

TEXASBORDER
TEXASBORDER

@Comrade Respectfully you need to go back and look at the historical events that led up to the southern border states becomming states and who actually owned this land. PS, you don't need to SCREAM at us please.

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