Tucson Citizen
Sept. 28, 2004

Border watch group leader forced to move

The Associated Press

 BISBEE - The head of a civilian border watch group is being forced to leave the home from which he had coordinated patrols to stop illegal immigrants entering Arizona. Superior Court Judge Stephen Desens issued a preliminary injunction barring Glenn Spencer from operating a business in the subdivision where his American Border Patrol was headquartered.

The Pueblo del Sol Property Owners Association Inc. had requested the order on the grounds that Spencer was violating the association's covenants, conditions and restrictions, which bar the operation of a business from the properties covered by the association.

Spencer's attorney, Michael Johns, told Desens that Spencer will be vacating the home he rents by the end of October.

Attorney Nina Capels, who represented REB Enterprises LLC, the owner of the house, said Spencer was served with a notice to leave.

The American Border Patrol, which isn't associated with the U.S. Border Patrol, is one of several such civilian groups operating in Arizona, the busiest illegal entry point along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Its members conduct surveillance along the border and track down illegal immigrants, turning them over to federal authorities.

A posting on the group's Web site said the American Border Patrol has located a 10-acre property near the border for its headquarters