“It’s not just a thing that’s a one-week deal,” [Orange City Council Member] Dumitru said. “This is forever. Will the folks that solicit labor stay off the streets? Or will they test the limits is an interesting question.”
Now of course, Dumitru is talking about the new city ordinance forbidding solicitation for work on city streets and shopping centers. So far, it seems like the ordinance is working in curbing all that runaway solicitation of day labor. Some (that is, those with proof of legal residency) are now going to the Resource Center to find work, while others are going elsewhere.
So what do you think about the current “success” of Orange’s crackdown on day laborers? Is this making the city safer? Is this driving away people who legally have a right to solicit work? Is this working well for everyone?
I want to hear what you have to say about this ordinance and all the controversy surrounding it. Is Orange going too far in enforcing federal immigration and labor law? Or is this the best way to keep the community clean and safe?
Go ahead. Make my day. Fire away and have your say!