The effort to establish an official day laborer center in Centreville by open borders advocates continues unabated despite a recent huge outcry by Centreville residents at a public meeting earlier this month. Fortunately, it seems that the shine on this monstrosity has worn off a bit, and the meeting this Tuesday only managed to draw about a dozen lefties who couldn’t provide a timeline for the establishment of this invitation for unlawful activity, or the exact site where it would be located. About all they could manage to clarify was that no one would be checking the documentation of the day laborers to ensure that federal labor and immigration laws weren’t being violated.
The opposition to this atrocity is joined by the newly-established Centreville Citizens Coalition, a group of local residents concerned about the negative impacts of illegal aliens on the communities in Centreville which is watching developments closely as well as mobilizing opposition to this encouragement of lawlessness. After seeing children sexually assaulted by day laborers loitering at the Centreville Library and a steady decline in the quality of life in the community as a result of illegal immigration, having Supervisor Mike Frey join with open borders advocates has thrown gasoline on the smoldering fire and ignited a community, and they’re not sitting down on this issue any longer.
Perhaps those pushing this ridiculous idea are getting a message from the community. It’s about time.
If this impending civic nightmare is to be avoided despite the efforts of open borders advocates, it’s going to take a lot of people to get involved to head it off and get local authorities to take seriously the public safety issues that illegal immigration presents. The solution here isn’t to make the unlawful residency of illegal aliens more comfortable and accommodate their lawlessness, but to demand that law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels do their darned jobs to protect the citizens of this nation — which is their primary constitutional responsibility, after all. In an economy where there are about as many unemployed Virginians as there are illegal aliens and the budget deficit for the Commonwealth is pretty close to the net costs illegal aliens impose on the Commonwealth, not enforcing current law has strong and measurable negative impacts on taxes, employment, and public safety. Facilitating that unlawful behavior is about as foolhardy of a public policy position as is possible to devise. The answer — the only responsible answer — is to do whatever possible to ensure that the law is enforced and that illegal aliens are encouraged or forced if necessary to return home.
Kudos to the residents of Centreville who are standing up to this insanity. When government fails the citizens, it is the citizen’s duty to stand up and do what they can to make things right. In this locality, as in several others in the Commonwealth, there are some brave enough to discharge this patriotic duty, and that can make a huge difference. We’d be in a lot worse shape as a nation were it not for these patriots willing to stand up to the soft Marxism that contends we can somehow be a nation without controlling our borders.
The political fight to secure our sovereignty is waged in our communities far more than at the national level, although that’s an important venue as well. Open borders advocates threw down the gauntlet in Centreville, and opposition to their aims is growing just as when Mexicans Without Borders threw down the gauntlet in Prince William County and Manassas and citizens rose up there to thwart their aims. At the local level, it’s a lot easier to fight this kind of battle. Lose it, and your next venue is at the state level where it’s much more difficult.
If you’re in the Centreville area, this is a group you need to get in contact with, as the margin between encouraging the unlawful presence of illegal aliens and discouraging their presence could well rest with you. This is your battle, and you need to be in it.
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