“The cost of being a sanctuary city is borne by the tax payers to fulfill the “leaders'” unrealistic and corrosive dreams. So just pony up, shut up, and go lie down by your bowl.”
Victoria Taft, June 11, 2007
From Portland Indymedia comes word that City of Portland taxpayers will be called on to spend $200,000 in seed money and much more in operating costs (including someone to operate it–PERS job perhaps?) to fund a day labor center for Portland area illegal aliens. Currently the dozens of men who congregate around a 7/11 store and Wentworth Chevrolet at 6th and SE Burnside/Ankeny spend their time waiting for the driver of a pick up to come by and give them a job.
So now we taxpayers are being asked to foot the bill to find jobs for people, many of whom, are in this country and working here illegally? We’re asked to set up a job center (with administration) when they do it for free, illegally, on a Portland street corner? Wha? Why don’t we just ask the city to have the police do their jobs?
From the forces behind this effort come these reasons why (my emphasis) added.
The reasoning behind VOZ’s efforts are based on a survey of the people most directly involved. “Before we started this process with the city, we started our own research,” Paramo noted. “We did small questionnaires with the day laborers. We went to the corners, and I believe I made over a hundred questionnaires for the people. More than 90 percent approved, and say they will move to a work center. ”
The survey was performed over a one-month period last year in a totally democratic fashion, Paramo said. “(The day labor center) is what we want to work for. That’s because, we don’t want to do something that they don’t want. They are the ones that decided what to do.”
Victoria adds: And they don’t know if it will work so they work hard to make sure we go out of our way to find illegal aliens jobs!
VOZ Director Sosa …”The key part is work. It’s the work! To provide a day labor center and guarantee some work.” The mere existence of a day labor center, therefore, will not necessarily solve the current tensions. “It’s a risk,” Sosa declared. “Many people, they think a day labor center is a solution. ‘Nobody’s going to go (back) outside.’ And it’s not true.”
SENATE BILL 1348 IS COMING BACK. STOP IT NOW.
DON’T FORGET TO CALL YOUR SENATORS TO SAY ‘NO’ TO AMNESTY! NO TO SENATE BILL 1348! AND USE THE OPEN BORDERS CROWD’S OWN PHONE NUMBERS THEY’VE PAID FOR TO GET A DIRECT LINE TO SENATORS (from Michelle Malkin):
If you are having trouble getting through the Capitol switchboard to express your opinion about the Bush-Kennedy shamnesty, there’s a special hotline number you might like to try.
1-800-882-2005. (Spanish number)
1-800-417-7666. (English number)
Who’s paying for these hotlines? Unbelievable. SEIU, George Soros, ACORN, the usual open borders fellas and their ilk. Malkin’s got the whole list here.
CALL YOUR SENATOR AT THE CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD
AND TELL THEM NO ON SB 1348!