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Posted: 8/28/2005 2:39:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 2:40:07 AM EDT by 22bad]
They most likely closed the meeting to the media because they didn't want to advertise their plans

Minutemen influence claimed
Organizers close a meeting to the media because the day laborers are said to be fearful
EDWARD HEGSTROM
Houston Chronicle
Aug. 27, 2005
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3328057
The Minutemen aren't scheduled to patrol the streets of Houston for another month, but already they're having an effect among day laborers.

A day labor organizational meeting scheduled for Saturday had to be closed to the media because the workers are afraid, organizers said.

The leaders also say they have noticed that fewer contractors are picking up workers from the corners where day laborers, most of them undocumented immigrants, gather, which they also attribute to fear of the Minutemen.

"They're very scared," Maria Jimenez, a leader of the Coalition Against Intolerance and for Respect, said of the workers.

The coalition organized the meeting Saturday so that day laborers would have the chance to meet with Francisco Pacheco from the National Day Labor Organizing Network, a group based in Los Angeles.

Jimenez said she could not estimate how many day laborers would be able to attend the meeting.

The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, an Arizona group calling for reduced illegal immigration, has announced that it will begin Operation Spotlight in Houston this October. Minuteman volunteers will observe day laborers and write down the license plate numbers of the contractors who pick them up.

"The situation here is becoming more delicate," Pacheco said after touring day-labor sites Friday.

Response to arrival
He said Saturday's talks were to focus on educating workers on their rights, and coaching them on how to respond to the arrival of the Minutemen.

"The correct response, of course, is nonviolent," he said.

Having worked in areas such as Long Island, New York, where conflicts have risen between residents and day laborers, Pacheco said he thinks such tension hurts an area. "It divides a community," he said.

In addition to a drop in contractors, Jimenez said she has noted that some day laborers have abandoned their usual corners, which she thinks is driven by fear. She and other organizers concede that it might encourage the Minutemen even more to hear they're already having an effect.

"This is already starting," Juan Alvarez, another leader of the coalition, said of the fear. "We can't reverse it."
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:46:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 3:26:25 AM EDT
You have to love how the media acts like fear of getting caught doing something illegal is bad.

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 3:28:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 3:28:47 AM EDT by 22bad]
Yeah, and the Police can't arrest them for being here illegally because then they won't report crimes
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 3:58:23 AM EDT
And to think that some people think we shouldn't do anything because to stop illegals would be too hard, too difficult, too expensive.

If a handful of volunteers can have the effect of closing a meeting to the media, what kind of effact could there be to a million volunteers?

Can we have a million citizen march on the border?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:39:23 AM EDT
"Contractors" that pick up "day laborers" know full well they are illegals. Sentence some contractors to serious jail time for hiring illegal aliens. And you KNOW all their labor is "off paper". You can get the IRS involved as withholding is not being paid by the contractor, and income taxes are not being paid by the illegals.

Where is that clip of the guy picking up the "day laborers" and driving them to the "La Migra" office?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:42:19 AM EDT
What are they scared of? Being caught?

Well no shit, jackasses. Good. They should be scared.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:45:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hmanjr:
And to think that some people think we shouldn't do anything because to stop illegals would be too hard, too difficult, too expensive.

If a handful of volunteers can have the effect of closing a meeting to the media, what kind of effact could there be to a million volunteers?

Can we have a million citizen march on the border Capitol?



edited to make it more effective. the real problem is in Washington DC.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 7:01:24 AM EDT
GOOD! It's way past due for them to be scared. No I wish we could just scare 'em out of our country, for good.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:19:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fourays2:

Originally Posted By Hmanjr:
And to think that some people think we shouldn't do anything because to stop illegals would be too hard, too difficult, too expensive.

If a handful of volunteers can have the effect of closing a meeting to the media, what kind of effact could there be to a million volunteers?

Can we have a million citizen march on the border Capitol?



edited to make it more effective. the real problem is in Washington DC.



bush is the problem.........I have no complaints about anything else he has done
I wonder how many letters\phone calls take to get him to pull his head out of his ass about this?
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