Day Laborers

Day Laborers site in Farmingville, Long Island, NY

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Day Laborers site in Farmingville, Long Island, NY
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Updated - July 2, 2007 2:19 PM - Pacific Time


A day laborer [Raul Salvador Marin, 33] who used a 6.6-pound rock to beat a young woman about the face and head before sexually assaulting her in rural Trabuco Canyon was sentenced today to 46 years to life in prison for the 2004 attack that put her in a coma and left her with disabling injuries. North County Times, Day January 12, 2007, Daylaborer gets 46 years to life for brutal attack on woman, January 12, 2007

Freehold, NJ, Mediation in a case centering on the borough's treatment of Latino immigrants who come here to find work has reached "fish-or-cut-bait" time, according to the court-appointed mediator. - Borough officials said they created the zone more than five years ago to prevent day laborers from waiting for work in other public places around town. Higgins said it came to attract up to 300 men on a weekday morning. - But borough officials said the site became a magnet for illegal employment. Besides, they argued, Consolidated Rail Corp. of Philadelphia did not want workers gathering so close to the railroad tracks because they worried about liability issues. Asbury Park Press, April 18, 2005, Mediator: Talks over muster zone near conclusion

A popular grocery store is closing its doors after more than 25 years serving Redwood City residents.
Key Market, located near Fifth Avenue and El Camino Real, shut its doors yesterday much to the surprise of some customers. The closure is not a surprise to employees since management began talking about it four months ago. Members of the Dehoff family, who own the chain of four grocery stores, have cited an increase in day laborers in the neighborhood as a prime reason for the closure. Daily Journal, April 6, 2005, Market closes in RWC

Miguel Ortiz, aka Benito Uraga, 25, has been charged with four counts of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree criminal sexual act (formerly known as sodomy), two felony counts of burglary, and terrorizing the woman with a kitchen knife and threatening to kill the woman's pre-teen daughter. The victim hired the day laborer to do some household cleaning for her. In 2003, a bench warrant had been issued for him in connection with a criminal trespass case. Ortiz worked as a day laborer and is an illegal alien from Mexico. The Staten Island Advance, February 24, 2005, 18-count indictment in illegal immigrant's rape trial

Jupiter Neighbors Against Illegal Labor
Rally for quality of life in Jupiter's neighborhoods

When: Saturday, January 29, 2005, 12:00 to 3:00
Where: Jupiter Jubilee -- Jupiter Community Center on Indiantown Road -- Jupiter, FL
(Meet at 11:30 in the High School parking lot by the football field)

Mexico is seeking to block the execution of Jose Ernesto Medellin, who was sentenced to death for kidnapping, raping and murdering a 14-year old and a 16-year-old girl in 1993. Medellin worked as a day laborer and is from Mexico. San Diego Union Tribune, January 26, 2005, Mexican government files brief in U.S. death penalty case -- Texas death row information

David Montiel Cruz, aka Enrique Sosa Alvarez, 26, was convicted of kidnapping and repeatedly raping a 9-year-old girl, and was sentenced to 102 years in state prison. Judge Rene Navarro said, "In 18 years of being part of this distinguished bench, I have never encountered (a crime) as vicious as this." Cruz, who was previously convicted of auto theft, worked as a day laborer, and is an illegal alien from Mexico. San Francisco Chronicle, January 22, 2005, Life term for man who raped, kidnapped girl -- Mercury News, January 22, 2005, Rapist's term: 102 years -- VDARE, June 12, 2003, That San Jose Abductor Was A Guess What. (Hint: The Media Won't Tell You.) (more on Cruz)

Protesters back Redondo Beach day-laborer arrests
About 50 people say illegal immigrants are ruining the economy and stealing jobs.
In an effort to support the city's recent attempt to crack down on day laborers -- many of whom are in the country illegally -- a group of about 50 anti-illegal immigration demonstrators waved signs in Redondo Beach on Saturday. Photos January 16, 2005

The planned opening of Loop 202 in Chandler this spring is creating a sense of urgency among city and business leaders to rid the downtown of day laborers.
Officials expect the freeway will turn Arizona Avenue into a new gateway to Chandler, and people would think poorly of the city by seeing dozens of day laborers gathering daily along the street. ... East Valley Tribune, January 9, 2005, Chandler frets over day laborers

A new intelligence law, and now a court ruling, have further strengthened the US government's power to strip a person of his citizenship even if he committed the crime after naturalization.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed the government to strip a Haitian-American restaurant owner of his citizenship even though he was indicted, arrested and convicted after naturalization. ... The DAWN Group, 06 January 2005, New law allows deportation of naturalized US citizens


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