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A group of American Day Laborers went to discuss a recent day laborer "teach in" with the head of the Orange County ACLU Hector Villagra. Unfortunately, unlike the illegal alien day laborers, the ACLU threatened to call the police on these American "day laborers". Meanwhile the ACLU continues to demand that private business owners just deal with the day laborers that hang out and interrupt their business.

The ACLU's "teach in" for the day laborers on the street was to inform them that they don't have to talk to police. Day laborers, code word for illegal aliens, actually had the gall to file a lawsuit - with the ACLU's help of course - against Lake Forest saying that police cannot disrupt them trying to get work and that the workers can remain silent when questioned by even federal agents.

Here is the story on the American "day laborers" straight from Robin Hvidston of the Minuteman Project


February 26, 2008 ORANGE, CA

Last week, the ACLU of Orange County organized a day laborer teach-in: Lake Forest, CA.

Hector Villagra, director of the ACLU's Orange County office, told the workers at a "teach-in" session that "they can remain silent like U.S. citizens who are questioned or detained."

After an orientation, eight of us, in worker garb, holding DAY LABORER signs, stationed outside of the ACLU Orange County second floor office. We were on private property, in the hallway, outside of their second floor office, so did not take photos inside of the private building.

Although the ACLU advocates for an open border, their own office door is locked shut - a border-styled fence that is impenetrable. Secured shut. There is a sign on their locked door that reads, KNOCK LOUDLY.


We stood in a silent line - against the wall in the hallway, so we did not block hallway traffic - holding our
DAY LABORERsigns. Raymond Herrera knocked loudly. The door opened, and a very surprised woman viewed our silent day laborer line - then slammed the door in our faces.

After we left the building, the woman at the top of the staircase in the photo [ to the right] - who had initially opened the ACLU office door - came outside - we hollered up "WE JUST WANT TO WORK" and she scurried back inside.

We stood with our DAY LABORER signs and Herrera, after a few moments, knocked again at the ACLU Orange County door. We waited and there was not a response. Surprised office workers walked past us. One man walked past and gave us a thumbs up.

After about 10 minutes of our silent DAY LABORER hallway line up, Hector Villagra, director of the ACLU's Orange County office himself came down the office hallway - observing our day laborer line.

Herrera attempted to engage Hector Villagra in a dialouge, but Villagra quickly entered the office. As we stood in our DAY LABORER hallway line - just as the sign on the ACLU locked door instructs - KNOCK LOUDLY - Herrera knocked on the door. Took a break for a few moments - then would knock again.

After approximately 15 minutes, the property manager arrived.

"You are on private property. You can do this outside but not in here - I will call the police if you don't leave," she told us as she knocked at the ACLU door. We said nothing, just held our signs. Hector Villagra came out briefly to speak to the property manager.

Herrera said to Hector Villagra, "If the police arrive, we will remain silent just as you advised the day laborers in Lake Forest to do." Hector Villagra then shut the door. He did not want to just rely upon the automatic door lock apparently, as we heard a dead bolt lock slam shut on the door.

The property manager repeatedly told us to leave. Following ACLU day laborer advise, we were silent.


Finally, exasperated, she said to us, "If you don't leave in 10 minutes I will call the police!" She stormed away.

We remained in the hallway. Herrera routinely knocked loudly on the ACLU's door; we held our signs. We chose to vacate the building more than 10 minutes later. Police never arrived.

When we left, we slipped all of our DAY LABORER signs under the ACLU's door.

We held a de-briefing styled meeting in the parking lot. The property manager saw us - the police still did not arrive and we left without incident.



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Brilliant. The ACLU are such HYPOCRITES! They seem to only want to help CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS vs. American workers..pathetic. Great job!

Posted by: April on February 29, 2008 09:22 AM

The people at ACLU were able to tell the difference between people who were coming for assistance and people who were coming to disrupt the meeting.

Posted by: Ralph on February 29, 2008 06:26 PM

So, the ACLU DOES understand boundries, after all.

Next, Dianne Feinstein and Ted Kennedy's houses!

Then, maybe Senator McCain's house. You know, the one who says, "I am the senator of a border state. I know how to secure the border." Incredible, all these years he has known how to secure the border and absolutely opposed doing it.

Posted by: ken pope on March 1, 2008 12:43 PM

Gee... why no ACLU support?

Hey...doesen't Everybody *deserve* the right to work under the table and cheat the US taxpayers?

Actually, there are plenty of American citizens that need work and would do day labor. If they try to solicit work at those day labor locations -- they are quickly intimidated right out of there. The "explanation" they are generally given is that they are in someone else's "spot" and there is a pecking order or waiting period to use that spot (or any other spot they move to)..

Why aren't these day labor locations (often sponsored by the city, a "community", churches, non-profits, etc...) being required to diversify the access to their services and required to be inclusive of all communities in need.

Yeah...Don't hold your breath for the ACLU to help diversify access to these day labor centers. They do not care to support American citizens.

-- I'd much rather pay the actual costs of the goods or services than pay the price for subsidizing the labor --

Posted by: noMas on March 1, 2008 04:44 PM

It appears the ACLU may have engaged in "racial profiling." You may have a valid case to file a discrimination lawsuit based upon their actions. They probably targeted you because of the clothes you were wearing.

Posted by: Monty on March 1, 2008 07:05 PM

Can the ACLU be sued for false advertising
they are UN American, UN Civil, they dont uphold Liberty, and I dont really think they are a Union !

Posted by: Crypto on March 1, 2008 07:47 PM

I mentioned doing this along time ago on another blog. Show up at all the day labor sites with about 15 Americans and demand that they let you in. Tell them you are a day laborer and want to work. When they refuse to allow you in, hire an attorney and sue the crap out of them for discrimination. Also be sure to wear the appropriate attire such as T shirts that say "I love America, Hire an American Day Laborer, Hire Me, I am Not Illegal or I Speak English". Also be sure to take photos using your phone and take names. I am really glad to see someone else thought of it too. If this was to happen more and more often, either the DLCs would close or the ACLU would stop defending them. Can you imagine the panic of the illegal workers if they were being crowded out by a bunch of Americans?

Posted by: Brad on March 1, 2008 08:02 PM

ACLU is but a bunch of anti-American traitors. Ther should be tried and punished for aiding and comforting invaders (illegal aliens, that is).

It's a shame that this great nation had such traitors among us. I don't see one good reason why they should be tolerated.

Posted by: A Reader on March 1, 2008 10:25 PM

I am making this story known to a liberal buddy of mine who will see who and what the ACLU really represtents in this nation. I would urge all of the posters to do the same. Spread the word to everyone you know, relatives, friends, casual acquaintences and show them that the ACLU is truly a poisonous and Anti-American Organization with an open borders and anti-citizen agenda.

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