Michelle Malkin

"I don't want the incidents to happen that will probably happen," Rockefeller said. Joseph Bruns, WETA's chief operations officer, told The Washington Post after the hearing that he and Rockefeller worry that female workers "will feel rightly or wrongly intimidated" by the day laborers.

Can you imagine the field day the open-borders lobby would have if the wife of a Republican senator had made such public statements?

The fear, of course, is completely justified. Local officials openly acknowledge that their $140,000 taxpayer-funded facility (complete with a shaded pavilion and portable bathroom) will attract immigration outlaws looking for work. Male day laborers of unknown immigration status and unknown criminal histories currently gather on a corner one block from the planned new site. Driving by on a typically busy afternoon this week, I counted more than a dozen hanging around in the open.

Just down the road from this site is the Arlington Department of Motor Vehicles, where several September 11 hijackers hooked up with loitering illegal alien day laborers to obtain fraudulent photo identification. Yet, local government representatives, sworn to uphold the laws and Constitution of the United States, are promising illegal alien day labor site advocates that local police will look the other way as Arlington's border-crossing and visa-overstaying lawbreakers break

even more laws and make a mockery of homeland security.

No wonder Mrs. Rockefeller's fine feathers are ruffled. Instead of giving them shaded employment centers, Arlington police should be giving them -- and their employers willing to illegally recruit, refer, encourage and harbor them -- rides to jail.

Across the country, from Long Island to Phoenix to Hollywood, law-abiding citizens have lodged similar complaints against government-supported illegal alien day labor sites -- which have increased harassment, traffic and crime in their neighborhoods. But unlike the Mrs. Rockefeller, average Americans who voice such objection are labeled uncouth, hateful, racist, xenophobic and intolerant.

Such are the pampering advantages of blue blood over red.


Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies" (Regnery 2010).

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