A rally supporting Redondo Beach Police for arresting day laborers illegally soliciting work on public land is being planned.
"We are coming to Redondo Beach in response to the judge's restriction on the Police Department and city officials," stated a member of the Save Our State organization that is planning the rally. "The Police Department was responding to complaints by business owners being harassed by these day laborers. We need to show we support the Police Department in their efforts, and send a visible message to the government that we will not be ignored, we will not be overrun." ... The Beach Reporter, January 06, 2005, Rally planned to oppose day laborers
Rep. Foley: Time To Stop Illegal Alien Day Labor
"Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) today urged Jupiter, Florida town officials to reconsider the development of a Labor Resource Center which would act as an employment office for unlawful immigrants in Jupiter," Foley's office said in a statement released today. "We can't have our government trying to stem the tide of illegal immigration on one hand and promising free job placement in the other," said Foley in the statement. Foley's office also released the letter he sent to Jupiter town officials. ... Stein Report, December 22 2004, Rep. Foley: Time To Stop Illegal Alien Day Labor
Worker Verification Program Extended To All 50 States
The Department of Homeland Security this week published notice that the pilot worker verification program is now available to businesses in all 50 states. "This notice announces the expansion of the Basic Pilot Program to all 50 states. This notice also announces that the USCIS is offering Web-Based Access for the Basic Pilot Program to all employers volunteering to participate in the Basic Pilot Program," the agency said. The web based access will begin next July. Stein Report, December 21, Basic Pilot Program Exteded To All 50 States -- Citizenship and Immigration Services, December 20, 2004, Notice
San Bernardino, CA, reluctant to allow day labor hiring site
They have been embraced in Rialto, Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona and dozens of other cities.
But San Bernardino has balked at opening a day labor center for immigrants and others to seek work in a safe and controlled environment.
Mayor Judith Valles said there are liability issues associated with city-sponsored day labor hiring sites.
"You have to consider what are the legal ramifications," Valles said in an interview last week in her City Hall office. "Who ultimately is responsible? If a laborer messes up on the job, who's going to be liable?" ... San Bernardino Sun, December 19, 2004, SB reluctant to allow day labor hiring site
I would like to report a crime:
It is unlawful for a person or other entity to hire an alien knowing the alien is unauthorized to work in the United States. If an employer acts with reckless disregard, ignoring media reports or reports from other individuals
and does not get supporting documentation that the person they are hiring has the proper work visas, they are breaking Federal Law.
It also is a felony for any person to conceal, harbor or shelter from detection any alien in any place, including any building or means of transportation, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the alien has come
to, entered, or remained in the United States on an illegal basis. "Harboring" includes any conduct that tends to help an alien to remain in the United States unlawfully.
These laws are being broken every day on Center Street in Jupiter. This law also applies to the Town of Jupiter. ...
TCPalm, December 19, 2004, Jupiter labor center would be a crime
Day Laborer Site Protest
Saturday, December 4th, 8 am - 10 am
1055 W. 21st Street
San Bernardino CA 92405
See American Patrol Courtesy Announcement
A Virginia law that allows local police to detain undocumented immigrants could mean deportation for nearly a dozen day laborers. .... eleven of the workers could not prove their identities. .... and they could be turned over to federal authorities for deportation. wtopnews, Oct. 31, 2004, Day Laborers Charged With Loitering Now Face Deportation
Wilmer Yarleque Ordinola, 44, a suspected mass murderer and an alleged member of a paramilitary death squad, was found guilty on immigration fraud. He is wanted in Peru in connection with at least 26 murders, including nine students and an 8-year-old boy. He was working in construction in Virginia, and is from Peru. The Washington Post, October 1, 2004, Man Found Guilty in Va. Sought by Peru in Killings
Oscar Siquina-Riscajche, 23, was arrested on charges of Rape 1 and Sex Abuse 1. Detectives say that he raped an 11-year-old girl, that she may have been drugged before the rape occurred, and that he often had contact at his apartment with other young girls. The little girl is now 8 months pregnant. According to police, Siquina-Riscajche worked in construction installing windows, and is from Guatemala. Washington County Sheriff, September 28, 2004, Man Arrested for Impregnating an Eleven-year-old
David Montiel Cruz, 26, was found guilty on all counts in the kidnap and rape of a 9-year-old girl. Cruz worked as a day laborer and is from Mexico. Union-Tribune, September 14, 2004, Guilty verdict in rape and kidnap of San Jose girl
Eduardo Zavala, 26, was charged with 20 counts of sexual battery for having sex with a 12-year-old girl. Zavala is from Mexico, and possibly an illegal alien. He worked in construction as a roofer. St. Petersburg Times, August 26, 2004, Man accused of sex with girl, 12
Arturo Armando Lupian, 22, has been indicted on a murder charge in the traffic death of an 8-year-old girl. Police charged Lupian with driving under the influence, and the police report lists Lupian at fault in a four-car crash that led to the young girl’s death. He is an illegal alien from Mexico, who worked in construction and had a Tennessee driver license. The Decatur Daily, August 1, 2004, Lawyers seek bond for illegal immigrant charged in accident -- The Decatur Daily, August 1, 2004, Thanks for caring
Porfirio Jimenez, 39, was charged with murder, kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a 10-year-old boy on May 20, 2001. Court records show that Jimenez, a day laborer, has been arrested three times. In December 1998, he was charged with threatening a man with a paring knife. On June 30, 2000, he was arrested for trying to steal rings off a man's finger. In February 2001, he was charged with soliciting without a permit, after he went door-to-door looking for landscaping work. He has been described as an illegal alien from Honduras. CBS, July 17, 2004, No Change Of Venue In 2001 Murder Case -- The New York Times, June 9, 2001, An Immigrant, a Friendly Boy, and a Murder on a Riverbank
Police say Genaro Garcia, 24, doused himself, his estranged 18-year-old girlfriend and her three small children, ages 2½; 1½, and 8 months old, with gasoline, and set them on fire as he drove them in his car. All five died from their injuries. In June, Garcia was arrested and released the next day after a domestic dispute. According to LaVeda Allen, sister of the deceased 18-year-old, Garcia was an illegal alien from Mexico, and worked as a roofer. Sacramento Bee, July 15, 2004, Man sets woman, 3 children on fire -- Seattle Times, July 15, 2004, "Horrific agony" in Pierce County killings
Antonio Escobar, 31, a day laborer was arrested for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting two women. One of the women recognized him from his work as a carpenter in her home. He is from Guatemala. News12, June 24, 2004, Day laborer charged with raping two Greenlawn women