...Judicial Watch's clients' concerns are numerous, but center on the use of taxpayer resources, including town property and county funds, to facilitate illegal activity. An official Fairfax County study concluded that 85% of "day laborers" lacked legal documentation permitting lawful employment. The proposal before the Town of Herndon entails committing public funds and resources to facilitate the illegal employment of undocumented aliens - a crime. Federal immigration laws make it illegal to "encourage or induce an alien come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law." 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv). Federal immigration laws also make it unlawful to aid or abet the commission of such acts. 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(v)(II)...UPDATE: The city's planning commission voted against building the site. On August 16th the city's Town Council will vote on the matter.
"Public officials cannot commit taxpayer's funds and public resources in furtherance of a crime - no matter how well-intentioned," stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "Any attempt by Herndon or Fairfax officials to aid and abet criminal conduct with taxpayer money will be met with swift, strong legal action on the part of Judicial Watch and our clients," Fitton added.
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