In these brief reports, students
respond to questions about the migration perspectives of an assigned
im/migrant agency or organization, based on their Internet research.
These annotations will compile a resource list to serve as a guide
for the class and others concerned with im/migration issues.
Title of agency or organization?
Concerned Citizens of Cochise County
Currently dissolved. Spoke with the Leaders wife Toni.
is home base (city/state/country)?
Hereford, Arizona 85615
of key spokespersons/officers?
Leader- Larry Vance
Key Members- Roger and Donald Barnett
E. What/who is key constituency or audience?
The citizens of Douglas Arizona. Also they are related to a group in
are the agency’s main activities?
Want to stop Illegal immigrants from entering Arizona.
G. Mission statement?
(you may quote mission statement if available; use quotation marks)
Could not find a mission statement.
are the key im/migration issues of concern to this agency?
The key issue is the amount of work that illegals are taking form
Americans. Also the money that the illegals are making is not being
spent in the US.
appears to be the most common informational basis for statements
issued, press releases, reports, etc.?
I found most of the information in the form of news reports. None of
the news reports were kind to this organization.
(what types, sample titles; if online, give links)
No publications or website was given.
at least one citation of this agency in a newspaper article
(preferably an Arizona newspaper). Use a citation index to research
this e.g., Lexis Nexis, available from the Migration Course Web Page
made by the Fletcher Library:
Provide a quote from the article that gives a good idea of this
agency’s perspective on im/migration. Note: not a quote from
agency’s own web site.
The article was in The Arizona Star “David Stoddard, a member of the
Concerned Citizens group, said he is outraged that citizens would be
branded racist criminals for stating their
opposition to illegal immigration.”
issues of interest?
The restoration of Arizona Landscape.
M. Is the
agency noticeably pro or con immigration?
(you may need to determine this from readings its position papers,
press releases, news reports, etc)
This group is strongly anti immigrant. Some of the members, armed
with rifles and hand guns, held over 1000 illegals by force until
the border patrol got their.