Follow Up About Day Labor

Yesterday the Herndon Town Council approved a Day Laborer site run by a grant from Fairfax County to the tune of $170,000 and administered by Project Hope and Harmony out of a former police station. This stirred up a bunch of controversy when Wayan wrote about it earlier in the month.

Friend of DC Metblogs Marisa Martineau is quoted in the WTOP article:

“We do not support illegal immigration,” said Maria Martineau of the Hispanic Committee of Virginia. “Rather, we favor eradication of societal structures that create a permanent underclass.

This is going to be an interesting project to watch. If it works, better for the area. If it fails, however, are we going to see further crackdown on day-labor gathering places?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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