If you were unable to join us at the corner of Dayton and
Colfax, in downtown Aurora, due to other commitments we know you were with us in
The day couldn’t have been more agreeable with the early
morning mild temperatures and blue sky. We assembled in the agreed too parking
lot just two blocks away promptly at 6:00 AM. I, for one, had no idea what to
expect. Jim, Mike and I were pleased beyond words with the attendance of
fourteen MCDC volunteers that made it out of bed. By 7:00 AM we had set up two
lines, one on Dayton near the park and the other closer to Colfax.
This morning we accomplished exactly what we set out to,
and more. Today we successfully brought the illegal aliens’ occupying
unauthorized “day labor” site issues back into the media. We reminded Aurora’s
City council that;
- The unlawful hiring of illegal aliens in this country
is against the law.
- Employers abusing the lack of immigration law
enforcement will not be tolerated for long.
- The Aurora city council must disallow the
authorization of any public or private property to be used in the illegal
hiring of noncitizens (illegal’s) of the USA.
- The East End Applied Arts Association is misguided in
its support of the proposal for a city sponsored “day labor” site in
Aurora. Making it a non-profit should not make it exempt from competing
- Reputable temporary hire agencies insure employees are
legally in the country and authorized to work. Not only do they collect the
wages for the client but they also make sure taxes, FICA, and workman’s comp
- Our objection in this case is not with the legal
employment of US citizens and properly documented aliens, but is with
efforts of any organization (e.g. El Centro) to assist in the illegal hiring
of illegal aliens.
A number of you have said you had other obligations and
couldn’t be with us on a work day, but could on a Saturday. In the future we
hope to picket on both days. Next we hope to picket at least two more times.
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