In a sane world this story would have a follow up that would say the houses were designed as a clever ruse, moments after residents occupied the new complex the Immigration and Customs Enforcement swept through arresting all the illegal alien occupants and deporting them. Alas, this is not a sane world...
Migrant worker housing complex offers more than shelter
Calling her new home a dream come true, Ana Rosa Paniagua was joined by more than 200 people Sunday to celebrate the official opening of Salem's first year-round farmworker housing complex.
Sunday's celebration, which included a traditional Aztec blessings of the complex, was about much more than a nice, new place to live, said Larry Kleinman, an FHDC board member
Salem City Manager Bob Wells told the crowd that the city, which allocated $300,000 for the construction of the complex, plans to participate with its community.
He said that in the past eight years, 1,115 housing units for farmworkers and their families have been built in Oregon.
The American dream is to come here legally, work hard and buy your own house. The American nightmare is that people can come here illegally and taxpayers will buy them a house.