When now-Supervisor Frank Princpi was campaigning to replace Hilda Barg on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, he told voters he would seek to put an end to the day laborer sites on Route One. More than a year later, not only are those sites still in operation without any action on Supervisor Principi’s part, but rather near one of these sites we have another example of the kinds of problems these day labor sites tend to foster — this weekend, a homicice victim was discovered. Frank Principi’s reponse so far has been silence. Go figure.
The Manassas News & Messenger places the location of the body across Prince William Parkway from the 7-Eleven at the corner of Route One, while WMAL reported the location of the body as behind Woodbridge Vineyard Church, which is adjacent to this 7-Eleven. This church not so coincidentally happens to “welcome” these day laborers as they spill over onto their property from the 7-Eleven and will even go so far as to shelter these folks when they’re running away from police on those rare occasions police attempt to do anything about this problem. With this permissive attitude towards day laborers and the illegal aliens that overwhelmingly comprise the day laborer population as they unlawfully seek employment, sometimes bad things happen. Bad things like gang activity, identity theft, murder and the like.
I can understand to some degree the motivations of some who would want to make it easier for some to violate our laws, burden the taxpayer with their needs, overwhelm our schools with their children, and transform our culture into something magnificently third-world. The illegal aliens have had a hard time. They need our help, along with perhaps five billion other people in the world, although they’ll have a tough time crowding into Woodbridge looking for day labor work at Marumsco Plaza.
Typically I don’t see that motivation in elected officials, at least when they aren’t starry-eyed ideologues who ignore rational thought in favor of destructive, yet emotionally satisfying fantasies. Bodies are hard to ignore, though. How many more murder victims will it take before Frank Principi bothers to fulfill his campaign promises and stop attracting illegal aliens to Woodbridge with day labor centers he refuses to address?
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