Protesters Upset at Secretary Napolitano's Speech
POSTED: Monday, January 31, 2011 - 6:23pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 9:41am
Not everyone was happy with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano's progress report.
"What do we want? Jobs! when do we want it? Now!" chanted a dozen people outside the Magoffin Auditorium at UTEP's campus today. They asked the federal government to create more jobs at the border.
The Border Workers Association says if more people along the border have jobs they will be less tempted to get involved with immigration and drug crimes - and the border will be safer.
"They want to create jobs for people at the high end, at the high tech level," said Guillermo Glenn. "But they're not talking about creating jobs for low income workers; we're part of El Paso."
The Association says one solution would be building large mercados to not only provide thousands of jobs, but also attract tourism.