May 30, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Daily News "Aspen Chamber endorses ‘Colorado Compact’"

Because it is 'big money'?  Or just because it is 'big power'?

Is it because they get away with it? 

Not even law enforcement, ICE, FBI, DEA, senators, lawmakers nor prosecutors on multiple levels have gained any ground on alleged visa abuses, alleged drug use in employee ranks and on slopes, immigration laws disregarded in their entirety and workers everywhere that are literally treated like chattel and kept in near poverty with the old game of 'owing their souls to the company store' (or at least in debt for life for their visa...).

Why is an article like this one so common place, that an employer like Warren Klug with the reputation among the working class as being one of the worst in his poor treatment of immigrant workers, is even allowed to go to print?

The illegals that can read English are likely outraged to listen to this tone of ACRA, the Skico, Klug and others as being 'generous', 'kind', 'humane' and magnminous as they ride in on white horses to 'save the immigrant resort workers'.

When you're nothing but poverty kept labor, treated like chattel and scrubbing toilets to hold that pleasurable experience of such's pretty darn tough to show any respect at all to political rhetoric like this.

Go for truly humane reform.  Pay living wages to everyone, e-verify and uphold all immigration laws and show some respect to the workers who actually make all the wheels turn in Aspen and the Valley. 

After all, it will only cost you some of the greed shaved off your outrageously profitable bottom lines.

Andrew Travers:
"The board of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) voted unanimously Tuesday to support Colorado-based immigration reform efforts.
Business leaders agreed to support “The Colorado Compact,” a statewide effort led by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet to craft federal immigration reform. It had already drawn support from Gov. John Hickenlooper, other business organizations, educators, farmers and law enforcement officials.
The short document states Colorado law enforcement officials should focus on criminal activity, not enforcing civil immigration laws, among other principles. It calls for federal solutions to the immigration problem, to strengthen border security and simultaneously allow immigrants to continue working. It also specifically calls for policies that will not break up families through deportation.
“Immigrants are integrated into communities across Colorado,” the current draft of the compact reads. “We must adopt a humane approach to this reality, reflecting our unique culture, history and spirit of inclusion. The way we treat immigrants will say more about us as a free society and less about our immigrant neighbors.”
Outgoing ACRA Chairman Warren Klug, in recent years, has led the local business community’s call for federal legislation that would allow undocumented workers to gain a legal working status. He has lobbied Colorado’s congressional delegation and met with White House staffers on the issue.
Klug has championed immigration reform on a local, state and national level in recent years. He officially finished his term as chairman of the board of the chamber Tuesday, with Gant general manager Donnie Lee taking his place...."  (Read more?  Click title)

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