Home Depot, Others Required To Make Day Laborer Shelters in LA

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    Day laborers are individuals who aren't employed full-time. They are employed just for a day, usually, and work through labor centers. Employers who need a person for a single day go to these labor centers and pick up the people they need to work that day.

    In California, many of these day laborers are mexican nationals in the U.S. illegally who are paid in cash.


     
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    A "labor center" in San Antonio is a street corner.:lol:
     
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    It's a convenience store, shopping mall, or home depot in Florida. However, there are also day labor agencies that serve as hubs for day laborers in many places. In some areas, the spots where day laborers congregates become public nuisances. I used to "walk the gauntlet" of day laborers at a local convenience store where I'd gotten in the habit of stopping for coffee. Over a couple of years, it went from 2 or 3 guys each morning to 15 or 20. I speak enough Spanish to know that rude comments were being made about me, even though I'm just a stupid guera, and I finally complained to the manager. I have nothing against Latinos, I've spent my career working with inner city Chicanos and Latinos, but some of the "mojados" are pigs. Totally sexist attitudes.
     
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    Hell--you can't even get into some Home Depots in Austin without getting hassled by a crowd of illegals wanting to get paid cash for digging a hole.
     
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    So now companies are being forced to build shelters for people that shouldn't even be here. That makes no sense whatsoever.
     
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    It's LA--what do you expect ?
     

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