Arkansas Klan Steps into Northern Virginia Immigration Debate

WASHINGTON - An Arkansas-based Ku Klux Klan group has added a new twist to an already rancorous debate over illegal immigration in northern Virginia.  The Klan group from Compton in northern Arkansas' Newton County distributed anti-immigration fliers that have drawn condemnation from people on both sides of the issue.

The literature arrived two months after Prince William County passed a resolution that seeks to deny many public services to undocumented immigrants and boost the immigration enforcement powers of county police.  Latino groups have protested the measure with a weeklong boycott of nonimmigrant businesses and a march.

The group Help Save Manassas backed the resolution.  Group leader Greg Letiecq says the issue brought out extremists on both sides of the issue.  He calls the Klan's message "goofy."

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