Thanks to Duke at MigraMatters for a great posting on the increase of hate crimes against immigrants in the last few months (see link below). Last week I spoke directly with Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center about our concern over the increase in violent acts by local “homegrown” hate groups taking direct violent action against immigrants. He said the that SPL has been working hard to track the increase in hate crimes. They have been doing a great job of getting this story out to the media, but many continue to ignore the mounting waves of hate in our own backyards.
We will continue to monitor the situation across the country, but for now, we encourage you to take a look at the MigraMatters Post: HERE