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From this: A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the city of Redondo Beach's 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 two city intersections. The 2-1 majority noted that Redondo Beach allowed the day laborers an alternative forum to...
Emily Bazar of USA Today offers "Unemployed U.S.-born workers seek day-labor jobs" (link): Growing ranks of U.S. citizens are heading to street corners and home improvement store parking lots to find day-labor work usually done by illegal immigrants. The trend is most pronounced in regions where hot construction markets have collapsed, says Abel Valenzuela Jr., a professor of urban planning at the University of California-Los Angeles. "You had many, many unemployed construction workers who found themselves without any permanent or stable work," he says. "Some of them have gone on to seek...
NYT: subsidize unemployed illegal alien day laborers to keep them in U.S. until economy improves - 12/30/08
The New York Times offers the editorial "Immigration Riddle" (link), 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 Rise Over Immigrants" by Elissa Gootman from that year, where they admit that "most are also illegal aliens" (link). Now, per the NYT,...
Miriam Jordan/WSJ: American workers "crowding out" Hispanic immigrants (most illegal aliens) - 12/20/08
Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal offers "U.S. Workers Crowding Out Immigrant Laborers" (link). The great majority of Americans prefer that, when a job is available, it goes to an American rather than a foreign citizen, whether legal immigrant or illegal alien. However, the brains of neither the profits-at-any-cost types nor many "liberals" aren't wired that way; both groups would gladly take things away from U.S. citizens in order to give them to illegal aliens. Both groups think Americans are too fat and happy; the WSJ types are thinking only of their profits; and, the "liberals" are...
The Washington Post explicitly supports illegal immigration, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that on October 7 they printed a short article called "How to Hire a Day Laborer" by Gary Jacobsen, who's also a columnist for the Potomac News, a former Marine Corps colonel, and a former low-level college professor (mysite.verizon.net/resqxf3p).
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".
Judi Hasson of MSNBC Money offers "Dirt-cheap day labor". On the first page, she lists all the downsides of hiring day laborers, which she acknowledges are probably here illegally, even refering to the "underground economy".
"We Are America" debates in Chicago/Socialist Worker/Sam Jordan/[[June 9, 2006]]/ link Describes a [[June 4, 2006]] meeting of that the We Are America Alliance in Chicago. Reports that those attending included:
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.
Executive Director of Casa de Maryland.
Washington Post/May 15, 2006/Darryl Fears/ link
The previous post "PBS's Hypocrisy Revealed: PBS station opposes day-laborer center" discussed WETA's reaction to a day-laborer center that was located near their headquarters in Shirlington in Arlington County, Virginia. There have been several reports on this center and on WETA's reaction to it. See also "Heights of hypocrisy" and this bit of socialist indoctrination as part of a class from George Mason University. The center is partially paid for by taxpayers, and partially by unnamed foundations. Whether the Rockefeller Foundation is one of those benefactors is unknown. From August 2003...