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  • Herndon OKs rules to bar illegal workers

    10/12/2006 11:05:55 AM PDT · by JZelle · 9 replies · 640+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-12-06 | Keyonna Summers
    The Herndon Town Council has approved measures to block contractors working for the town from hiring illegal aliens and to bar illegal aliens from obtaining business licenses. "What we're really doing here is we're changing the perception ... that Herndon was very open to illegal aliens," Town Council member Dennis Husch said Tuesday. "This town council is attempting to change that perception." As a result, Town Manager Stephen F. Owen will add language to contracts that will prohibit contractors from hiring illegals and requires business-license applicants to sign a notarized statement saying they are eligible to work legally in the...
  • In Herndon, Only Feet Away but Worlds Apart

    12/10/2005 12:29:56 PM PST · by wvobiwan · 17 replies · 838+ views
    The Washington Post, Metro Section ^ | December 9, 2005 | N.C. Aizenman and Timothy Dwyer
    The slate-gray light of a wintry morning hung over the 7-Eleven parking lot just after sunrise yesterday when a murmur rippled through the crowd of men gathered there: "Look, they are coming." Heads turned in unison to a dozen people moving toward them on Elden Street in Herndon. Although the men's clothing -- work boots and bluejeans -- revealed them as day laborers, the new group wore warm winter coats and snug-fitting gloves and carried cameras with long lenses, a camcorder, a couple of walkie-talkies and a clipboard list of license plate numbers collected on previous visits.
  • Herndon Minutemen Leader Responds to WaPo Attack

    11/26/2005 7:33:33 AM PST · by wvobiwan · 19 replies · 1,309+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/26/05 | George Taplin
    Dismissive reference is made to illegal immigrants using fraudulent identification to work. We remember, even if The Post does not, that it was the illegal immigrant community in Northern Virginia that enabled several of the Sept. 11 hijackers to obtain fraudulent IDs, which they used to murder Americans.
  • Teaching Islam in Public Schools

    10/10/2004 6:07:29 AM PDT · by tdewey10 · 90 replies · 5,012+ views
    Posted on Sat, Oct. 09, 2004 Teaching Ramadan in public schools Accurate lessons in demand after 9/11 By HOLLY LEBOWITZ ROSSI Religion News Service During the next few weeks, multicultural trainer Afeefa Syeed will bring third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from a Muslim academy in Herndon, Va., to nearby public schools to share the practices and beliefs of their holiest month, Ramadan. Syeed and the children will present the call to prayer in Arabic, display prayer rugs and offer tastes of dates. In countless other classrooms across the country, similar efforts will be made to educate students about the time...