Leave it to a reporter to compare illegal alien job thieves with Santa`s little helpers. Also of interest, the only use of the word "Christmas"
in the whole article was to describe one man`s t-shirt.
HAYWARD â€” Like Santa and his merry elves, a green-vested volunteer team of Guatemalan day laborers came out of the shadows Tuesday morning to spread some holiday cheer.No toys. Just lots of gum-scraping, leaf-raking, graffiti-busting and deep-cleaning of downtown sidewalks.Carlos Alinan, wearing a T-shirt depicting characters from "A Garfield Christmas Special," hoped that his scrubbing of a grimy Main Street also carried a subtle message."We`re trying to make a good impression," he said in Spanish. "Some people like us and some people don`t."
[Day laborers clean up downtown to improve Hayward`s image , ANG Newspapers, November 28, 2007]
Unlike the traditional elves up at the North Pole, who are universally loved.
Say, as a way of showing gratitude, why doesn`t Hayward reward these helpful fellows with repatriation, er a free ride home to celebrate Christmas with the family?