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  • Immigrant advocates press for repeal of Herndon day labor law

    01/04/2011 12:29:57 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/ 4/2011 | Christy Goodman
    Social justice and immigration advocates joined with some Herndon residents Tuesday morning to ask the Herndon Town Council to rescind an ordinance they say violates day laborers' civil rights. The anti-solicitation ordinance prohibits people standing on town roads to communicate to drivers that they are looking for work, distribute pamphlets or ask for contributions. The council is scheduled to discuss the ordinance in closed session Tuesday night. Specifically forbidding people to tell drivers they are looking for work instead of outlawing all communication is a violation of a person's First Amendment rights, said Anita Sinha, an attorney with Advancement Project,...
  • City of Laguna Beach Cancels 4th of July But Continues to Fund Illegal Aliens

    06/18/2009 1:41:56 PM PDT · by OCAngel · 20 replies · 1,351+ views
    OCRegister ^ | 06-18-09 | OCResister
    "The most visible absence from the budget is the city's annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Main Beach – a $25,000 cost that the city elected to stop after next month's celebration." -------------------------------------------------------- According to the OC Register, the City of Laguna Beach has ordered that the 4th of July fireworks celebrations be canceled due to the city's poor economic condition. However, the city will continue to fund the illegal alien day labor site as their second highest funded community programs. (The first highest program receives only $1,000 more). The 4th of July fireworks cost the city $25,000 yearly....
  • Illegal immigration hurts Mexico and the United States

    03/10/2009 1:47:23 PM PDT · by Scourge of God · 3 replies · 333+ views ^ | March 10 2009 | John Heeder
    There are a couple of interesting articles in the news about illegal immigration today. Let's take a look at this one. Apparently mobs of 'day laborers' (euphemism for illegal alien) are descending on Home Depot customers as they attempt to go shopping. Naturally enough, the shoppers find this intimidating, if not frightening. With the typical corporate courage so common among businesses today, Home Depot's reply is basically 'this isn't our problem'.
  • Police: Illegal Alien Admits He Sexually Assaulted Disabled Woman

    10/09/2008 2:13:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies · 463+ views
    620 WTMJ ^ | 10/9/08 | Jay Sorgi
    Waukesha Police say an illegal alien has confessed to the sexual assault of a physically disabled woman. Police arrested Juan Carlos Rojas-Sierra, 34, who they say admitted to the crime. "He ended up confessing to breaking into the apartment and sexually assaulting this woman," said Waukesha Police Captain Mark Stigler. The crime occurred last month on the 2800 block of University Drive in Waukesha. "The suspect in this case actually lived in that area and had prior passing contact with the victim," states Stigler. "That's how she knew who she was and where she lived. "This is not a crime...
  • City Ordinance to Require Day Laborer Accommodations

    08/13/2008 4:01:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies · 92+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 9 August 2008 | John Semmens
    A Los Angeles City Council committee unanimously recommended an ordinance that would require home improvement stores that are 100,000 square feet or larger, or any building with 250,000 square feet or more of warehouse floor area, to set aside space for day laborers. The space required must include shelter from the elements, be easily accessible and equipped with drinking water, bathrooms, tables with seating, free condoms, and trash receptacles. Bethany Leal of the Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Worker Organizing Network, urged adoption of the ordinance. “These immigrants have journeyed far from their native countries,” Leal observed. “Most have entered the United States...
  • Day laborers accused of assault say their boss didn't pay them

    12/22/2007 6:41:58 AM PST · by AuntB · 54 replies · 739+ views
    N. Jersey Media Group ^ | Dec. 21, 2007 | MEREDITH MANDELL
    Martin Coyotecatl-Aca, his younger brother Jesus and a friend, Ricardo Gonzales-Gutierez worked for 10 hours as day laborers ripping shingles off a roof. At the end of the two days, they said, their boss refused to pay them for one of the days. What happened next is in dispute. The three now are sitting in the Passaic County Jail, charged with robbery and facing possible deportation, according to Detective Capt. Robert Rowan of the Clifton Police Department. A lawyer for the three Mexican nationals, whose names were supplied by police and who all live in Passaic, say the men are...
  • Job center closure doesn't deter day laborers

    11/21/2007 7:47:24 AM PST · by LNewman · 10 replies · 163+ views
    Orange County (CA) Register ^ | November 20, 2007 | Jeff Overley/Fermin Leal
    ... Nearly two years after the center closed, dozens of men in blue jeans and sweatshirts line the sidewalks near the old job center site on any given day. Instead of taking numbers and waiting for a day's work, they mass at storefronts, on lawns and at nearby businesses, such as 7-Eleven and U-Haul... The job center "was well known all throughout Southern California," said Rufio Garay-Pablo, ... "It was the most organized and best run. … Today, it's a real mess out here. You have people all up and down the street, and the businesses and the residents aren't...
  • Issues of immigration, privacy rights clash in Vista

    09/20/2007 10:40:37 AM PDT · by LNewman · 7 replies · 123+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 20, 2007 | Tony Perry
    ACLU sues to block the city's release of names of residents who obtain a permit to hire day laborers. Newspapers oppose the bid. The often-emotional debate over immigration roiling cities across the country has morphed here into an unusual clash between individual privacy rights and public access to governmental records. The privacy rights at issue are not those of the immigrants but of the residents who hire them as day laborers from ad hoc hiring centers ... The government records in dispute are permits Vista City Hall issues to residents wishing to hire laborers. Many of the laborers are illegal...
  • Laborer center plan for NE hit(DC)

    09/14/2007 11:30:06 AM PDT · by JZelle · 4 replies · 291+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-14-07 | Gary Emerling
    About two dozen demonstrators gathered outside a D.C. Zoning Commission meeting last night to object to plans to place a day-laborer center in a Northeast shopping plaza. "I do not want to see a day-labor center in the area," said Pat Smith, a program analyst who lives a block from the proposed site, near a Home Depot at 901 Rhode Island Ave. NE. "I don't want to see my taxpaying dollars going to illegal immigrants." D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., Ward 5 Democrat, plans to spend $500,000 in city funds for the project, which he says would also provide...
  • Herndon weighs day-labor options after court ruling(Va)

    09/05/2007 11:52:50 AM PDT · by JZelle · 9 replies · 363+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-5-07 | Natasha Altamirano
    The Herndon Town Council and town attorney met in closed session last night to discuss legal options after a Fairfax County Circuit Court decision last week declaring the town's anti-solicitation ordinance unconstitutional. The council also was scheduled to discuss a resolution authorizing the town to temporarily operate a day-laborer site at an estimated cost of $11,000 per month after the contract of the center's current operator, Reston Interfaith, expires Sept. 14. It was not clear whether last week's ruling would alter the town's plans to temporarily run the Herndon Official Workers Center while town officials seek a new operator that...
  • Laborer center draws a crowd(Herndon,VA)

    08/15/2007 11:46:03 AM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 563+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-15-07 | Natasha Altamirano
    A Herndon Town Council public hearing on the future of a taxpayer-funded day-laborer center moved toward midnight last night, as dozens of speakers signed up to discuss several proposals including a provision to require the center's new operator to verify workers' legal status. The council has applied for a temporary permit extension for the site's operator, Project Hope and Harmony, which does not verify employment eligibility, while the town procures a new operator for the Herndon Official Workers Center that would be required to check legal status. "We're happy that the Town Council is taking a step closer to bringing...
  • County neutral on alien policies (Montgomery Co., MD)

    08/09/2007 11:38:24 AM PDT · by JZelle · 9 replies · 220+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-9-07 | Kristen Chick
    Montgomery County will not follow Prince William and Loudoun counties in denying public services to illegal aliens, but neither will the county enact any sanctuary policies, County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett said yesterday. "It's not something that would be on the agenda for Montgomery County," he said of policies such as prohibiting police in all cases from inquiring about immigration status or giving identification cards to undocumented residents. "I think it would add to the toxic debate we've had and I don't think that would be helpful at this point." Mr. Leggett, a Democrat, spoke at a forum in the...
  • Two sites eyed for D.C. day-labor center

    07/16/2007 11:59:33 AM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 791+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-16-07 | Gary Emerling
    A D.C. Council member says city officials have settled on two possible sites near a Northeast shopping plaza for a center to help reduce problems created by the crowds of people who gather daily looking for work. "The training center, quite frankly, has to be where it would reduce the impact of the guys that are coming," said Harry Thomas Jr., Ward 5 Democrat. Brentwood residents near the plaza are upset and want a solution to the problems, which include some day-laborers drinking on street corners, relieving themselves on walls and sleeping under porches.
  • ACLU tries to block release of day-labor employer data (asks judge to stop Vista, CA from release)

    07/06/2007 11:17:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,029+ views
    North County Times ^ | 7/6/07 | Craig Tenbroeck
    VISTA ---- The American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties will ask a judge to stop Vista from releasing the names, addresses and phone numbers of private individuals who have registered with the city as day-labor employers, an attorney with the group said Thursday. The ACLU's legal director, David Blair-Loy, said he would file a class action complaint today in Superior Court on behalf of four anonymous employers to block the release of the information, which has been requested by a local anti-illegal immigration activist. "This is just one of those cases where, I think, the right...
  • Houston day labor center saved from closure[by "private" funds]

    07/03/2007 9:57:31 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 839+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 3, 2007 | JAMES PINKERTON
    Although the city didn't renew its contract, private funds will keep it open another year The doors at a prominent Houston day labor center won't be closing any time soon after all. The controversial day labor site, slated to close after a city contract expired last month, will operate for another year with $100,000 in private funding, officials confirmed on Monday. The center had been Houston's only city-funded day labor facility. The East End Worker Development Center, at the corner of North Sampson and Commerce, was the focus of a bitter City Hall debate last spring after opponents said the...
  • Herndon eyes ban on illegals at labor center

    07/02/2007 11:25:08 AM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 680+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-2-04 | Natasha Altamirano
    Herndon officials are considering proposals that would bar Illegal aliens from using the town"s day-laborer center. The town has received two proposals for a new day-laborer site that would check workers" immigration status, Herndon spokeswoman Anne Curtis said. The new site would replace the Herndon Official Workers Center, which is run by the Project Hope & Harmony group and does not mandate legal status. An internal staff committee led by the town manager must evaluate the proposals and determine whether to bring one before the full Town Council, Ms. Curtis said. Town officials in January issued an official request for...
  • Montgomery County (MD) Day Labor Center Running High Costs

    05/24/2007 6:04:47 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 15 replies · 707+ views
    WMAL News ^ | May 24, 2007 | Jen Richer
    Montgomery County, Md. – The opening of the new Shady Grove day-labor center is running both high costs and stirring debate. The controversial opening of the center, created to promote a haven for primarily undocumented immigrants to offer day labor services, is grossly over budget. As activists ask for more funding, the city council is putting their foot down. The temporary double wide office trailers are run by the advocacy group Casa of Maryland. Day-laborers, who previously stood along route 355 in Gaithersburg, now are able to legally offer their temporary services for landscaping, construction, painting and plumbing tasks... The...
  • Lawmakers defer Wheaton's alien problems (MD)

    05/16/2007 11:20:02 AM PDT · by JZelle · 6 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-16-07 | Natasha Altamirano
    Maryland lawmakers provided few answers to Wheaton residents seeking an end to overcrowded homes, a parking shortage and other problems created by what they say is an influx of illegal aliens in their community. "Every single issue that you all have raised is a local county issue," Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, Montgomery County Democrat, said at a community meeting Thursday at Wheaton High School. "None of us sitting up here can do anything about it. Immigration is a federal issue." State Sen. Richard Stuart Madaleno Jr., Montgomery County Democrat, yesterday also deferred to the county to resolve the problems. "Most...
  • Montgomery planners OK day-labor center (MD)

    02/09/2007 11:04:29 AM PST · by JZelle · 4 replies · 297+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2-9-07 | Natasha Altamirano
    The Montgomery County Planning Board yesterday voted unanimously to approve plans for the county's third day-labor center on county-owned land near the Gaithersburg city limits, despite fierce opposition from some residents. Eighteen persons spoke at a public hearing yesterday, both for and against establishing the temporary center near Shady Grove Road and Crabbs Branch Way in Derwood.
  • Planning Board In Favor Of Another Day-Labor Center (ILLEGAL ALIEN Work Center)

    02/09/2007 9:34:41 AM PST · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 12 replies · 416+ views
    WMAL Radio AM630 web site ^ | 02/09/2007 | Metro Networks Communications Inc
    Planning Board In Favor Of Another Day-Labor Center (Rockville, MD) -- The Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday voted in favor of a plan supported by County Executive Isiah Leggett to open a third county-funded day laborer center between Rockville and Gaithersburg. The "Washington Post" reports it could bring an end to the local debate on immigration. Some residents at the hearing called the plan a nuisance, having workers gathering on their streets. For almost a year, Gaithersburg leaders and the county have been at odds over where to locate the center for 40 mostly immigrant workers, who meet at...
  • Protest Laguna Beach Day Labor Center (pics)

    10/05/2006 5:14:24 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 4 replies · 663+ views
    WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2006 TIME: 8 - 11am WHERE: Laguna Canyon Road @ Ganhl Lumber 1765 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach 92651 We will be photographing and video taping illegal picks ups. Those unlucky criminals will have their information posted at "", as well as have their pictures sent to appropriate authorities. As always, bring your cameras, signs, and flags. And please forward on..... "It is against the law to hire anyone without paying taxes, workers' insurance, and filing an I-9 form. That is the law and we are here today to ensure our laws are being enforced" Any...
  • Gaithersburg finds site for laborers, recall threatened

    10/03/2006 11:06:06 AM PDT · by JZelle · 20 replies · 611+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-3-06 | Keyonna Summers
    Gaithersburg city officials have announced that a property owner is willing to lease space to open a day-laborer center by winter, after rejections this year by more than 30 landlords. But several residents said yesterday that they will sue the city and force a recall of the mayor and the City Council if members approve the plan to help find work for laborers including illegal aliens.
  • Kingdom of the Illegals

    09/29/2006 10:40:19 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 41 replies · 1,210+ views
    Front Page Magazine | May 17, 2006 | Paul Sperry
    Kingdom of the Illegals By Paul Sperry | May 17, 2006 This month's defeat of local politicians who built the equivalent of a day-care center for illegal Hispanic immigrants in a leafy Washington, D.C., suburb was a victory not just for immigration reformers but also anti-terror watchdogs. Angry voters in Herndon, Va., swept out their bleeding-heart mayor and two of his allies on the town council and replaced them with candidates who are not expected to renew the lease of a controversial hiring site set up to help illegal aliens find work. Lost in all the controvery, however, is...
  • Day Laborers Attacked in Orange County

    09/17/2006 5:20:49 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 36 replies · 1,918+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 9/17/06 | ANDREW GOOD
    Two Laguna Niguel men who police say yelled racial epithets while trying to run over day-laborers at a Laguna Beach hiring site this morning were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and committing a hate crime. Artem Soloviev, 23, and Dennis Katpilniy, 18, arrived at the site on the 1600 block of Laguna Canyon Road around 9:12 a.m. and attempted to hire one of about 10 laborers, Police Sgt. George Ramos said.
  • Work scarce for day laborers {Backlash?}

    08/03/2006 7:41:16 AM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 1,239+ views
    Concord Transcript ^ | 8/3/6 | Kellie Applen
    Hot temperatures, hot issue of immigration and cooler economy may be behind stifled market - CONCORD - Juan Huerta leaves his wife and seven children in Mexico for the summers to work in Concord. The 57-year-old farmworker struggles to find work in Jalisco, his home state, because summer is the rainy season, he said. Through the Monument Futures day labor program in Concord, he made $3,500 last summer. He returned to Concord this May ready to work again, but so far, there haven't been as many opportunities, he said."This year is very difficult. This week, I haven't worked at all,"...
  • CA: Opportunities dry up after loss of R.C. day labor center - Rancho Cucamonga

    07/08/2006 8:08:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 528+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 7/8/06 | Monica Rodriguez
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA - For workers like Jose Fernando Pedraza, the closure of the day labor center has created hardship. "I've only had one job since it closed,'' Pedraza said in Spanish on Thursday. The center, which had been set up near the corner of Grove Avenue and Arrow Route, closed June 30. This week, workers have waited along the east side of Grove, north of Arrow, for employers seeking short-term workers for jobs in trades such as landscaping, construction and general labor. Without the center, workers said, getting jobs has become difficult. Gilberto Ruiz, 68, of Ontario, does masonry work...
  • (Vanity Post) Your Invitation to United States of America March and Rally

    06/29/2006 11:00:17 AM PDT · by cowboy_code · 8 replies · 510+ views
    june 06
    United States of America March and Rally in Hollywood Caif. This event is sponsored by The Minutemen Project, Ted Hayes' Crispus Attucks Brigade, Calif Coaltion for Immigration Reform, and the Federation for Immigration Reform. Saturday July 8, 2006 4:00 to 5:30 PM --Rally at corner of Hollywood & Argyle 6:00 to 8:00 PM --March from rally point to Hollywood and Orange and RETURN. Many guest speakers. For more information contact We will meet at Argyle and Hollywood (this may change, but I will let everyone know) on Saturday, July 8th. Set-up will begin at 4pm. Rally/speeches will begin at...
  • Unauthorized Migrants:Their numbers and Characteristics

    06/03/2006 11:33:26 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 23 replies · 964+ views
    Pew Hispanic Center ^ | 2005 | Jefferey S. Pascell
    This paper was published last year without much fanfare from the media. It is a briefing paper for the Independent Task Force on Immigration and America's Future. The paper was sponsored by Spencer Abraham,former U.S. senator and who was former Demaprtment of Energy head under President Bush. Also, it was co-sponsored by Lee Hamilton, former Congressman from Indiana. This bipartisan paper gives in delatiled account the costs of illegal immigration to the United States. It gives the cost in education, health care costs and what industries illegal immigrants work in . It is very easy to follow and it has...
  • (Houston City Council Supports Illegal Aliens) Day Labor Site Approved

    05/31/2006 8:23:47 PM PDT · by anymouse · 10 replies · 418+ views
    KTRH News Radio ^ | Wednesday, May 31, 2006
    A controversial proposal for a day labor site on Houston's east side has passed a close vote at city council. The final tally was eight to six, mostly along political party lines. Councilmember M-J Khan was the only republican to support the labor site. Earlier today, dozens of folks flooded Houston city council chambers, some supporting and some opposing the city's plan to continue funding a site for day laborers. Roger Rodriguez says the city's encouraging illegal immigration with these types of sites. But immigration lawyer and former city councilman Gordon Quan says having a safe and secure day labor...
  • An Organization that Tracks Companies that hire Illegal Aliens

    05/31/2006 6:11:40 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 8 replies · 1,116+ views
    John and Ken Radio Show ^ | 5/31/06 | garbageseeker
    There is an organization that actually tracks people who hire illegal aliens. They track corporations and people in all 50 states. It was recently featured in LA based program hosted by "John and Ken". These hosts have been estremely active in the immigration debate because it affects residents of Southern Calfornia. They also take photographs of the owners the companies that hire illegal immigrants. Their website:
  • Laborer center marks 1st month (Herndon, VA)

    01/12/2006 11:08:53 AM PST · by JZelle · 4 replies · 298+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-12-06 | Keyonna Summers
    A nonprofit that runs a day-laborer center in Herndon said yesterday the center has been a success since it opened last month, and it hopes the center will serve as a model for other communities searching for ways to deal with day laborers. Officials with Project Hope and Harmony said they have managed to get all day laborers, most of whom are illegal aliens, to congregate at the Herndon Official Workers Center. Before the center opened Dec. 14, the laborers congregated about a mile away, at street corners or outside convenience stores in the town. "We're quite encouraged," said Joel...
  • Website Labels Illegal Immigration Opponents 'Racists'

    01/10/2006 2:30:52 PM PST · by LNewman · 63 replies · 989+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 10, - A liberal Hispanic lobbying group is labeling some opponents of illeg | Jeff Johnson
    A liberal Hispanic lobbying group is labeling some opponents of illegal immigration "racists, cowards" and "domestic terrorists" on a new website. But the activists targeted by the accusations say they have no time for "name-calling" and will continue their work. The League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC) -- which bills itself as "the largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States and Puerto Rico" -- sponsors the website Under the banner, "Stop the Minutemen*!," the site's home page features photos of some members of the "Herndon Minutemen," a group opposed to illegal immigration trying to...
  • Illegal problem is the worst ['Stop the Invasion' protest planned in southwest CT]

    01/04/2006 2:16:21 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 49 replies · 1,203+ views
    The News-Times [Danbury, CT] ^ | January 4, 2006 | Eugene Driscoll
    Anti-illegal immigrant group plans 'Stop the Invasion' protest in Danbury DANBURY — A controversial anti-illegal immigrant group is planning a "Stop the Invasion" demonstration Saturday at Kennedy Park. Latino day laborers gather each morning around Kennedy Park, between Kennedy Avenue and Elm Street, hoping to be hired by contractors. "Hiring illegals at Kennedy Park is a criminal activity. It is against the law," said Paul Streitz, a founding member of Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control. Streitz' group wants the United States to close its borders, enforce existing immigration laws — and to send undocumented immigrants back to their homelands. Streitz...
  • Nonprofits fear bill will shut down labor centers

    01/04/2006 11:33:01 AM PST · by JZelle · 16 replies · 533+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-4-06 | Keyonna Summers
    Nonprofit groups would be forced to close their day-laborer centers under legislation that would require them to check and report the legal status of the workers they help, said Maryland's largest immigrant advocacy group. Kim Propeack, spokeswoman for CASA of Maryland Inc., said her group's day-laborer centers "and other worker centers would in a large part be forced to shut down" if a bill offered by U.S. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. becomes law. The Wisconsin Republican's legislation would extend legal-status verification beyond those who directly employ illegal aliens to public, private, for-profit and nonprofit agencies that help immigrants find...
  • Leaders discuss day laborer center

    12/22/2005 4:17:24 AM PST · by chambley1 · 22 replies · 587+ views
    Potomac News ^ | Wednesday, December 21, 2005 | DANIEL GILBERT
    In spite of legal proceedings that threaten to shut down a day laborer center funded by Herndon and Fairfax County, some policy and community leaders have moved on to the topic of who should pay for such a center. Demetrios Papademetriou, president of the Migration Policy Institute, had a simple answer to that question, speaking at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. "Who should pay for shelters for day laborers? Whoever benefits," Papademetriou said. "And we all benefit. Houses are being built. Goods and services are being produced by day laborers. The benefit is to the community, and...
  • Lake Forest, CA, Day Labor Protest on ABC World News Tonight (PICS)

    12/18/2005 7:53:15 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 21 replies · 587+ views
    Lake Forest, CA day labor site protests have already been featured in a AP Story: Saturday, December, 17, 2005, ABC World News Tonight sent a film crew to film the Lake Forest, CA day labor protest in action. The story will focus on the website and is supposed to air Monday or Tuesday, 12/19/05 or 12/20/05. Micah's Way, a charity which feeds the illegals. Would you want to walk through this? "I'll take two" this guy said as he picked out two laborers. Day Laborer Pick up Tough Guys "You are never going to win" this lady yelled...
  • Stalking the Day Laborers

    12/02/2005 8:00:25 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 45 replies · 1,194+ views
    Time Online ^ | Nov. 28, 2005 | TERRY MCCARTHY
    The Minutemen could be heard before they were seen. First came the bullhorns barking "This is America, not Mexico" and "No work today. The Minutemen have arrived." Then the group of two dozen men and women, holding U.S. flags and cameras in their hands, turned the corner and started bearing down on Hispanic workers waiting for jobs outside the Macehualli day-labor center in northern Phoenix, Ariz. Sensing trouble, some took refuge behind the gates of the center, and others melted away down side streets. As the laborers fled, the protesters tried to take pictures of their faces. "This is our...
  • Gaithersburg eyes day-laborer panel

    10/19/2005 11:22:06 AM PDT · by JZelle · 200+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-19-05 | Keyonna Summers
    Gaithersburg officials are looking to form a task force to decide how to deal with scrapped plans for opening a day-laborer center in the city. Mayor Sidney Katz and City Council members will hold a work session next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the task force's duties, composition and application process. The session will be broadcast on Gaithersburg's public access Channel 13, or Channel 95 in the rest of Montgomery County. Those chosen for the task force will help determine how to deal with day laborers who loiter outside Grace United Methodist Church.
  • U-Haul sign angers day laborers

    10/09/2005 2:53:25 PM PDT · by Gomez · 69 replies · 5,626+ views
    A sign urging the customers of a San Rafael business not to hire day laborers has angered and frustrated local workers, who say it's making it harder for them to find a job. But employees of U-Haul on East Francisco Boulevard who posted the sign say they're only trying to protect their customers - and themselves - from the risks involved in hiring undocumented workers. The large cardboard sign, on display in the moving company's customer service area for the past three days, reads "Please do not hire illegal laborers. We have had numerous reports of injuries, thefts and damages...
  • It's harvest time in the Central Valley, but where are the farmworkers?

    09/18/2005 2:03:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies · 2,250+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2005 | George Raine, Chronicle Staff Writer
    It's the middle of harvest season for California raisin grapes, and only half of the farmworkers needed are in the fields. What holds for raisin grapes is happening widely in California agriculture. In the Central Valley alone, there is a shortage of from 70,000 to 80,000 workers to bring fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables to market, according to an estimate by the trade association Western Growers. Some growers are planting fewer acres than normal as they scramble to save the season. Western Growers is worried that the lack of workers -- mostly immigrants from Mexico and Central America -- could...
  • Minutemen influence claimed - fears force day labor organizational meeting to close to media

    08/28/2005 3:17:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies · 603+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 28, 2005 | EDWARD HEGSTROM
    The Minutemen aren't scheduled to patrol the streets of Houston for another month, but already they're having an effect among day laborers. A day labor organizational meeting scheduled for Saturday had to be closed to the media because the workers are afraid, organizers said. The leaders also say they have noticed that fewer contractors are picking up workers from the corners where day laborers, most of them undocumented immigrants, gather, which they also attribute to fear of the Minutemen. "They're very scared," Maria Jimenez, a leader of the Coalition Against Intolerance and for Respect, said of the workers. The coalition...
  • Herndon Approves Day Labor Center - hiring illegal but will not ask laborers status

    08/18/2005 1:14:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies · 1,406+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2005 | Lisa Rein
    ...In recent weeks, radio talk shows, cable news and Internet blogs fumed that taxpayer money would help immigrants who might be in the country illegally. They advised rounding up such immigrants instead. Some supporters of the site countered with accusations of racism. But at its core, the debate reflected the struggle in Herndon and other Washington suburbs to integrate a steady flow of new immigrants -- those here legally and illegally. "This has been a horrendously difficult issue," Mayor Michael O'Reilly said. He said every worker has a constitutional right to "stand on a street corner whether they have documents...
  • labor hiring-hall emotions run high in Herndon - 120 sign up to speak; hearing continues tonight

    08/17/2005 5:10:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies · 603+ views
    HERNDON -- They came early and stayed late last night, waiting for a chance to share their feelings with the Herndon Town Council on a proposal that has deeply divided this town of 22,000 near Dulles International Airport. Whether the town should spend taxpayer dollars to set up a hiring hall for day laborers, many of them illegal immigrants, drew an overflow crowd to Town Hall. Stoked by talk-radio hosts, more than 120 people signed up to speak at a public hearing, many of then arriving hours before the meeting was to begin. By late last night, the public-comment period...
  • As construction business climbs, wages are falling

    08/14/2005 3:29:24 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 40 replies · 1,102+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 8/14/2005 | Ruth Morris
    Edilais Saintelus has been able to pull himself up a little by working in construction, but his paycheck still never stretches quite far enough. A Haitian immigrant, he shares a small house in Fort Lauderdale with his wife and her two children, and his pride is the cluster of 20 trees in the yard, including a glossy-leaved mango. They make him feel rich. But when he puts his hands in his pockets, "I know I'm poor," said Saintelus, who earns $12 an hour building trusses. "We call that money because there is no other name for it, but that's not...
  • Kilgore backs detention of illegal aliens - denounces funding for immigrant day laborer centers

    08/08/2005 12:20:00 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 64 replies · 1,781+ views
    RICHMOND, Va. - Republican gubernatorial candidate Jerry Kilgore on Monday denounced public funding for immigrant day laborer centers and supported a proposal to give police authority to indefinitely detain arrested illegal immigrants and turn them over to federal immigration authorities. "To use taxpayer dollars to make employment of those who are here illegally is to further encourage that illegal behavior," Kilgore said.
  • Day labor center proposal stirs national debate - Illegal Alien Labor At The Center

    08/08/2005 7:31:27 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 32 replies · 941+ views
    Day labor center proposal stirs national debateBy Samson HabteExaminer Staff WriterIt's not every day that a state legislator is featured on a national cable news program.But there was Prince William County Del. Scott Lingamfelter last week, appearing on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" to discuss a proposal to build a day laborer hiring center in Herndon - a plan critics say will encourage illegal immigration."My position is we should not be spending taxpayer money to finance that which is really subsidizing what is an illegal activity," said Lingamfelter, a Dale City Republican.Lingamfelter's cameo should not have been surprising: The day laborer...
  • Day laborer move sought (Houstonians react -"is way worse than it was three or four years ago")

    07/31/2005 11:31:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies · 1,056+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 1, 2005 | EDWARD HEGSTROM
    With observers planning to focus critical attention on Houston's immigrant day laborers, advocates are scrambling to organize the men who gather on street corners throughout Houston. A newly reopened day labor center in the Second Ward has drawn some, but not all, workers off nearby corners, and a volunteer working with the city has proposed a comprehensive solution to the problem. Attention has increased since the Arizona-based Minuteman Civil Defense Corps announced that it will begin observing Houston street-corner job markets beginning in October. A regular police community meeting near Shepherd and Washington last week drew more than 70 residents...
  • (California) SOUTH: Day-labor site protested

    07/31/2005 12:16:06 PM PDT · by occutegirl · 18 replies · 565+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Sunday, July 31, 2005 | SUSAN GILL VARDON and ELIZABETH BROTHERTON
    AGUNA BEACH – A protest near a day-labor site stopped just short of violence Saturday, marking another turn in a long-running dispute that touches issues of immigration and race. About 150 people, some shouting messages decrying illegal immigration and others speaking out in favor of immigrants, nearly came to blows. Police stepped in on several occasions to keep protesters apart. One man was arrested for carrying a concealed dagger, said Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jason Kravetz.
  • Illegal Immigration Town Hall

    07/31/2005 12:10:16 PM PDT · by occutegirl · 8 replies · 749+ views
    Senator Bill Morrow | July 26, 2005
    From: Senator Bill Morrow Subject: Illegal Immigration Town Hall THE DEFENSE OF OUR NATION BEGINS AT OUR BORDERS Senator Bill Morrow presents THE ILLEGAL IMMIGATION CRISIS: A frank discussion on how Illegal Immigration affects * Health Care * Homeland Security * Education * Economy * Environment featuring CONGRESSMAN TOM TANCREDO (of Colorado) Chairman, Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus James W. Gilchrist Founder, MinuteMan Project Dr. Madeleine Cosman, Esq. Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Medical Lawyer & Health Care Expert Pete Nuñez Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, U.S. Attorney Thursday, August 11, 2005 7 - 9 pm Carlsbad Community Cultural Arts Center...
  • Video From The Border, Campo, CA

    07/29/2005 7:36:04 PM PDT · by occutegirl · 16 replies · 1,245+ views
    Web Radio USA ^ | 7/28/05 | Web Radio USA
    Check the second one. (strong langauge)