Herndon VA: illegal alien hiring hall won't check immigration status
Posted Fri, Aug 19, 2005 at 12:48 pm
The staff at a newly approved day laborer center in Herndon will not check the immigration status of the workers who use the facility, town officials said yesterday.Previously: "Herndon VA approves illegal alien hiring hall"
Herndon Mayor Michael O'Reilly, a proponent of the center, said organizers who sought the town's approval for establishing such a center told officials it was not their job to check the workers' legal status.
"The applicant said it was not their job and that they didn't have the capacity to enforce federal immigration law," Mr. O'Reilly said yesterday. "It was clear they will not be checking legal documentation."