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  Say NO to illegal resource center
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @ 07:23:21 EST by admin

Opinion
Untitled Document

SAY NO TO RESOURCE CENTER

Today’s Post had one article and one Letter to the Editor on the proposed Resource Center:

Palm Beach Post article

Karson article Scroll down the article.

Read what John Rinaldi has to say:

REASONS TO TABLE THE ITEM:

1. We have not seen the bona fides from the Mentoring Center or any of the other organizations who will be the service providers.

2. The City is in the process of interviewing and hiring a new Recreation Supervisor. Why cripple him with only being allowed to offer city programs at the Shuffleboard court building between the hours of Noon and 3 and only in a small portion of the bldg?

3. There has not been enough public input on this item- No plan has been presented to the neighborhood association most affected by this.

4. The economic conditions have changed significantly since the Commission first proposed looking at the Shuffleboard Court as an alternative to street side pick-up. The landscaping and construction industries are not as actively pursuing day laborers anymore and all this will do is draw more workers from farther away for fewer available jobs.

5. We have no mechanism in place to insure that laborers, or anyone else served by the center will be Lake Worth Residents. Even El Sol has that requirement for their center.

6. The Mentoring Center is planning on applying for a federal grant from the Dept. of Health and Human Services sometime in September. There is no funding in place at the moment for this.

John Rinaldi
Sabal Palm House Bed and Breakfast
109 N. Golfview Road
Lake Worth, FL 33460


 
 

 
 
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Re: Say NO to illegal resource center (Score: 1)
by LynnA on Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 11:12:24 EST
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SOCIALIST PLATFORM: Sounds like a few poeple I know.

Immigration
The Socialist Party works to build a world in which everyone will be able to freely move across borders, to visit and to live wherever they choose.

We recognize the central role global capitalism plays in forcing the immigration of people from the less developed to the more industrialized countries, often leading to further economic and social injustice.

1. We support secular democratic states, assuring equal rights to every citizen and resident in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
2. We oppose the militarization of the United States/Mexican border, and an increase in the service budget instead of the "military" budget of the INS.
3. We defend the rights of all immigrants to education, health care, and full civil and legal rights and call for an unconditional amnesty program for all undocumented people. We oppose the imposition of any fees on those receiving amnesty.
4. We call for an end to the use of "secret evidence" in deportation hearings, a ban on all immigration detentions and military tribunals, and full due process and habeus corpus rights in U.S. courts for all non-citizens on U.S. territory or in U.S. custody.
5. We demand an end to police raids in areas where immigrants congregate.
6. We oppose "guest worker" programs. We call for full citizenship rights upon demonstrating residency for six month




 
 

 
 

Re: Say NO to illegal resource center (Score: 1)
by LynnA on Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 10:56:59 EST
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OBAMA:
Supports a path to legalization for illegal immigrants that includes learning English and paying fines; toughen penalties for hiring illegal immigrants; voted for fence along Mexican border.

McCAIN:
Supports a path to legalization for illegal immigrants that includes learning English and paying fines; voted for fence along Mexican border.




 
 

 
 

Re: Say NO to illegal resource center (Score: 1)
by FrankS on Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 10:04:20 EST
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We need to ensure people are authorized to travel across our borders and to deter or prevent those who try to enter our country illegally. I will vote for whichever presidential candidate has the strongest illegal immigration policy.




 
 

 
 

Re: Say NO to illegal resource center (Score: 1)
by oscar_night on Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 09:34:03 EST
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I think everyone knows what I think about this deplorable situation. Stop the abuse. Companies are getting rich on the backs of undocumented workers and now Lake Worth wants to be a party to that----besides all the rest of the problems we have here from it.




 
 

 
 

Re: Say NO to illegal resource center (Score: 1)
by hondalife007 on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 13:54:05 EST
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As someone said on the message board, some of these people are very nice. But who cares? That is not the issue. The issue should only be that they are illegal. They did not immigrate here legally and they need to do that. They are living in illegal conditions and they are the biggest contributors to our problems here in Lake Worth: blight, crime, declining property values, high tax base.




 
 

 
 

Re: Say NO to illegal resource center (Score: 1)
by hillraiser2008 on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @ 09:37:34 EST
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When will this important issue be discussed? Will it be discussed or is it just up for a vote? I drove down that street early this morning and they were all standing around--very few at shuffleboard court.




 
 

 
 
 
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