Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Meanwhile, in Virginia, an ordinance is struck down:

A Fairfax Circuit Court judge threw out Herndon's anti-solicitation ordinance yesterday, finding that the town's two-year-old prohibition against laborers and motorists discussing employment on the streets violates First Amendment rights to free speech.

The 11-page opinion by Judge Leslie Alden was a legal setback for town officials, who regarded the ordinance as an important tool in their crackdown on illegal immigrants. Some town leaders say such immigrants account for most of those seeking work.

The town may soon be operating a "day laborer" center and checking to see if these "day laborers" working with the center have proper documentation.