Skip to comments.Dayton, Ohio, welcomes immigrants as policy point (feds will handle illegals)
Posted on 10/25/2011 5:57:25 AM PDT by Libloather
Dayton, Ohio, welcomes immigrants as policy point
By DAN SEWELL - Associated Press | AP 17 hrs ago
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) On the same afternoon thousands of Hispanics in Alabama took the day off to protest the state's strict new immigration law, Mexican-born Francisco Mejia was ringing up diners' bills and handing containers piled with carnitas to drive-thru customers on the east side of Dayton.
Dayton officials, who adopted the "Welcome Dayton" plan unanimously Oct. 5, say they aren't condoning illegal immigration; those who come here illicitly will continue to be subject to U.S. laws.
While states including Alabama, Georgia and Arizona, as well as some cities, have passed laws in recent years cracking down on illegal immigrants, Dayton officials say they will leave that to federal authorities and focus instead on how to attract and assimilate those who come legally.
Other cities, including nearby Columbus and Indianapolis, have programs to help immigrants get government and community help, but Dayton's effort has a broader, and more urgent, feel.
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No kidding. Good luck Dayton!
rick perry says...I havent seen dunhams grades..
Come to Dayton, we’ve got no jobs, the schools stink and the future is bleak!
If I were an illegal Dayton wouldn’t be my first choice.
.......I’d go there to get a dozen Smales Pretzels though!
Pretty well put. Dayton’s been hemorrhaging people for the last decade at least. Of course, that may be why they’re “welcoming” in this sort of two-faced manner.
As a celiac, I have to skip the Smales, but I’ll settle for some Glutino’s or Snyder’s GF pretzels. ;)
“Dayton officials, who adopted the “Welcome Dayton” plan unanimously Oct. 5, say they aren’t condoning illegal immigration; those who come here illicitly will continue to be subject to U.S. laws.”
This is most commonly referred to as ‘The Rck Perry Approach to Immigration’.
And the mayor’s a Republican! (facepalm)
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