Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Labor Site Backlash Felt at Polls

WaPo Herndon voters yesterday unseated the mayor and two Town Council members who supported a bitterly debated day-labor center for immigrant workers in a contest that emerged as a mini-referendum on the turbulent national issue of illegal immigration.

Illegal immigrants may march in the streets trying to pressure people to give them additional rights, but here we see the first example of where the voters indicated they dont want special accomodations for illegals.
Residents replaced the incumbents with challengers who immediately called for significant changes at the center. Some want to bar public funds from being spent on the facility or restrict it to workers living in the country legally. Others want it moved to an industrial site away from the residential neighborhood where it is located.

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