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Minuteman Project founder survives impeachment vote

Posted - Jul. 23, 2010 at 8:27 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- One of the founders of the Utah Minuteman Project has been spared impeachment by just one vote.

The director of Utah's Minuteman Project, Eli Cawley, called on members to impeach founder Alex Segura after he appeared at a press conference with Latino activist Tony Yapias. During that appearance, both Segura and Yapias condemned the creation of a list of 1,300 purported illegal immigrants.

Thursday night, Segura's fellow members voted to keep him in the fold despite the project's stiff opposition to illegal immigration.

Segura said he could not support the list because he believed the state workers who are accused of compiling it did so illegally. He also said the list amounts to racial profiling since it contained the names of only Hispanics.

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