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City ordinance on day laborers soliciting work is constitutional: appeals court - 06/10/10

... ordinance allowing for the arrest of day laborers who approach automobiles soliciting work. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower-court decision. The appeals court said the city's ordinance, modeled after a Phoenix law upheld by the same court, was a reasonable response to traffic problems that officials said day laborers soliciting work caused at...

USA Today: Growing number of Americans among day laborers - 12/01/09

... more." ...Citizens are replacing immigrant day laborers who had trouble finding work and returned to their home countries, says Antonio Bernabe, senior organizer of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). An earlier study from Valenzuela found that about 75% of day laborers are illegal aliens, although there are regional variations. That means that doing immigration...

NYT: subsidize unemployed illegal alien day laborers to keep them in U.S. until economy improves - 12/30/08

... a plea to keep illegal alien day laborers in a Long Island community during the economic downturn rather than taking actions to cause them to return to their home countries. The town of Huntington Station (together with Hagedorn Foundation and the Long Island Community Foundation), has been paying for a day laborer center operated by the Family Service League since around 2001. See " Tempers...

Miriam Jordan/WSJ: American workers "crowding out" Hispanic immigrants (most illegal aliens) - 12/20/08

... California at Los Angeles who studies day laborers. "Employers are also paying less than in previous years," he says...

Washington Post: "How to Hire a Day Laborer" (Gary Jacobsen) - 11/08/07

... said 'illegal aliens;' I said 'day laborers.' A day laborer could be a college kid trying to earn extra money," Jacobsen said... He's right about that. On the other hand, the location where he picked them up is apparently a famous day laborer hangout (the 7-Eleven at Prince William Parkway and U.S. Route 1), and they seem to have conducted their entire conversation in Spanish. Now, certainly...

Pamela Constable/WaPo promotes CASA de Maryland, illegal activity - 08/30/07

Pamela Constable of the Washington Post offers a slab of pro-illegal immigration propaganda in "Sometimes, A Labor Day/A Trailer in Gaithersburg Is a Haven For Immigrants Hoping for a Better Life". Some of it has been discussed here, including this extremely inflammatory quote she offers from one of the "immigrants": "A guy hired me the other day to do some painting. I got in his van and right...

Judi Hasson/MSNBC: how to hire (most likely illegal) day labor - 08/10/07

... lists all the downsides of hiring day laborers, which she acknowledges are probably here illegally, even refering to the "underground economy". Then, on the second page, she gets down to business and tells people how to engage in illegal activity: What are the chances of a homeowner being caught? "Virtually none at all," says San Diego attorney Jeff Isaac, who calls himself "a lawyer in...

LULAC, MALDEF, ACLU, business groups fight Texas immigration bills - 02/16/07

A new, apparently unnamed coalition has been formed in Texas to fight state bills designed to reduce illegal immigration. The coalition is using the standard pretext that immigration is a federal responsibility. Of course, they realize that the feds have abrogated their responsibilities; were the feds to enforce the laws, they would push for more local control. Passing the buck to the federal...

Gustavo Torres - 11/22/06

... Pledge of Allegiance. Even the day laborers at the meeting, many of whom have previously admitted that they are in the USA illegally, stood up in respect for the US flag and recited the Pledge as best as they could.

"Liberals" get "liberalism" fed back to them by the shovelful - 02/18/05

... the various facilities, and the day laborers. "I don't want the incidents to happen," she said. Rockefeller also complained that the location of a day-laborer camp would complicate security around the studios of the "NewsHour," public broadcasting's signature daily news program. High-profile guests begin arriving at the studios shortly after noon each day, Rockefeller said, and would likely be...