Some Very Good News!
Source: Chicago Tribune
As is the case all over the country illegal immigration became the focal issue on one small Chicago suburb. The citizens of the town felt they were being overrun with illegal immigrants and attempted to do something about it. They formulated a bill very like the ordinance being effected in Hazleton and that's when the fit hit the shan. Hispanic groups began screaming about pograms and racism and that they were going to take over the town.
Well, the election was tonight and things look good...
Immigration driving vote in CarpentersvilleI thought this was interesting, think "shadows." Deep, dark "shadows."
Candidates backing crackdown on undocumented immigrants in lead
Advocates of a crackdown on Carpentersville's illegal immigrants appeared on the verge of a victory Tuesday with the election of three like-minded trustees to the six-member Village Board, according to unofficial results.
Victory would mean enough votes to revive a stalled measure that could make life very difficult for undocumented residents in a village that is 40 percent Hispanic.
With all precincts reporting, incumbents Paul Humpfer and Judy Sigwalt were leading, each with about 18 percent of the vote, and first-time candidate Keith Hinz had 17 percent, defeating Sherry Dobson, next-closest, by less than 1 percentage point, according to unofficial returns.
That means the Illegal Alien Immigration Relief Act could return to the agenda. The proposal would fine landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and suspend licenses of businesses that hire them.
Humpfer said the final form of any measure dealing with undocumented residents depends on a court case in Hazleton, Pa., which passed the nation's first local ordinance meant to drive out illegal immigrants.
"I'm hoping that the judge does rule in favor, of course, but if not, we may do something on our own," he said. "It's really hard to tell." *snip*
Voters who did show up said immigration was at the heart of their decisions. Bart Sitzberger, 40, carried a flier that endorsed the three candidates opposed to illegal immigration.
"I think it needs to be fixed," Sitzberger said. "Carpentersville has a serious problem."
Miguel Vega, a 29-year-old welder, said he chose the slate of Jim Frost, Dobson and Laura Zambrano because the proposed ordinance meant some of his friends at work wouldn't move to Carpentersville.Let's follow the logic, shall we?
"It would be bad for the village," he said. "That's the reason I voted for those guys."
So if I understand Senor Vega correctly he is saying that the village of Carpentersville would be remiss in not allowing his illegal alien friends to move to the township and enjoy the largess of the American taxpayer as they reside here how? ILLEGALLY!
(Sound of Jake smacking himself in the forehead!)
Know what Senor Vega, I'll wager Carpentersville will get along just fine without your friends, and even more to the point, without you!
We have some good contacts in Carpentersville and I will tap them tomorrow for some insider news and such.
Previous coverage on Carpentersville:
The C'Ville Vid
New Freedom Folks Video: C'ville Vid Update
Carpentersville Blocks League of Women Voters Immigration Discussion
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