Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Stop the criminal hang-out
Contact Mayor Rilling of Cornelius!
Dear Mayor Rilling,
It has recently come to my attention that so-called "day laborers" congregate in Cornelius on N 11th and Adair. I had the opportunity to speak to some of these workers and found out two things: they are almost exclusively illegal aliens and they prefer this type of work as opposed to going to a temporary labor agency because this way they can avoid taxes.
I'm sure that you are very familiar with the statistics regarding illegal immigration and livability issues such as crime, drugs and litter. I personally witnessed someone outside the El Centro Cultural drinking beer at 9:00am.
I also notice that city ordinance 785 prohibits the loading and unloading of day laborers on the next street over. I would ask that you consider passing an ordinance to ban the day laborers current area of congregation.
Cornelius should not be a magnet for illegal aliens.
Please ask if you want more background information from me and I would be very interested to hear what your opinion on this issue is.
Thanks in advance for your reply.
Daniel [my last name]
Posted by Daniel at 9:51 PM