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Posted: 3/4/2006 11:15:25 PM EDT
Better yet, call homeland INsecurity, they will probably want to sponsor these illegals

Day laborers race across nation to raise awareness
Susan Abram
Staff Writer
Mar 4, 2006
www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3567592
Day laborers from North Hollywood will join those from across the nation today for a two-month race from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic to bring awareness to migrant rights.
Twelve core runners expect thousands to join them along the way. The 3,000-mile run begins in Santa Monica and winds through Los Angeles with a stop at the Federal Building for a rally, before continuing on through Arizona, Texas and Washington, D.C, and ending in New York City.

"It's not only a run, it's a protest against injustice, against labor exploitation," said Oscar Paredes, a labor organizer from New York City, who is one of the core runners. "It's about the hate out there from the paramilitary groups and the Minutemen along the border. We want to tell them, you have to stop the hate."

Day laborers, mostly Hispanic men without legal citizenship documents, have been at the center of immigration debates. The Senate Judiciary Committee began crafting an immigration bill this week to tighten U.S. borders, while President George W. Bush's proposed temporary-guest-worker program has been met with less than enthusiasm.

Locally, about 125 protesters - both opponents and proponents - rallied outside a day labor center next to a new Home Depot in Burbank in January.

The National Day

Laborer Organizing Network is sponsoring the run to call for immigration reform and recognize that about 12 million undocumented immigrants are in the United States, according to the agency.

Along the way, the runners hope day-laborer supporters will participate. Runners will stop at work sites, talk to community members and hold marches and ceremonies.

"The slogan of this is running for dignity and running for peace," said Antonio Bernabe of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. "The experience of running in a marathon brings us together. We will be from different cultures, running as equals, going in the same direction. The challenge is huge, but the message we are sending is huge. We want unity and understanding."
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:16:35 PM EDT
In a perfect world, ICE would be waiting for them at the finish line.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:19:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
In a perfect world, ICE would be waiting for them at the finish line.



If ice was doing their jobs they would be waiting for them at the starting line
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:20:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/4/2006 11:20:48 PM EDT by RockHard13F]

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
In a perfect world, ICE would be waiting for them at the finish line.



If ice was doing their jobs they would be waiting for them at the starting line



With rope.

-Ben
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:21:35 PM EDT
Gee..Criminals have given the authorities the exact route where they can find them and they still sit on their asses?

The system really works.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:23:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Gee..Criminals have given the authorities the exact route where they can find them and they still sit on their asses?

The system really works.



If you are an illegal, it does
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:24:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
In a perfect world, ICE would be waiting for them at the finish line.



If ice was doing their jobs they would be waiting for them at the starting line



Easier to handcuff them when they're all exhausted from running...
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:24:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
In a perfect world, ICE would be waiting for them at the finish line.



If ice was doing their jobs they would be waiting for them at the starting line


Word!
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:29:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
In a perfect world, ICE would be waiting for them at the finish line.



If ice was doing their jobs they would be waiting for them at the starting line



Easier to handcuff them when they're all exhausted from running...



As long as they DO handcuff them instead of stealing their paychecks like they have been doing
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:45:54 PM EDT
Hopefully snipers will pick them off along the way.
Link Posted: 3/4/2006 11:53:51 PM EDT
Don't races like this usually have TAXPAYER PAID POLICE PROTECTION?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 12:05:53 AM EDT
I guess it true what they say about Mexico doing badly in the Olympics...
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 1:49:41 AM EDT
They should do pretty good at this since they're used to such indurance running.



Is Mag-Light a sponser for this event.



I better stop before I get a , I have alot of them.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 2:17:49 AM EDT
*shakes head*

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 4:01:52 AM EDT
they are just doing the cross country race that americans won't
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 4:07:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By heron163:
they are just doing the cross country race that americans won't



does that make them "race-ists"?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 4:34:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 4:41:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:
Better yet, call homeland INsecurity, they will probably want to sponsor these illegals

Day laborers race across nation to raise awareness
Susan Abram
Staff Writer
Mar 4, 2006
www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3567592
Day laborers from North Hollywood will join those from across the nation today for a two-month race from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic to bring awareness to migrant rights.
Twelve core runners expect thousands to join them along the way. The 3,000-mile run begins in Santa Monica and winds through Los Angeles with a stop at the Federal Building for a rally, before continuing on through Arizona, Texas and Washington, D.C, and ending in New York City.

"It's not only a run, it's a protest against injustice, against labor exploitation," said Oscar Paredes, a labor organizer from New York City, who is one of the core runners. "It's about the hate out there from the paramilitary groups and the Minutemen along the border. We want to tell them, you have to stop the hate."




now they've gone and done it, the GOP doesn't want organized illegal alien labor, they want cowering in fear illegal alien labor.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 3:05:27 PM EDT
Day laborers seek change in law
Cara Solomon
Seattle Times reporter
March 5, 2006
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002845074_daylabor05m.html
One by one, the day laborers bent over their banner in the parking lot of the CASA Latina Workers Center in Seattle. They wrote words of encouragement and drew images of inspiration, from hearts to trees to the tools of the construction trade.

"I feel proud of people like you," one worker wrote. "We're with you."

More than a thousand miles away, 12 day laborers were beginning a cross-country run in California. In stops across America, they are hoping to promote immigration reform that is both "realistic and inclusive"; to highlight the way day laborers, some of them in this country illegally, contribute to the national economy; and to denounce the harassment and discrimination they say migrants are facing every day.

The Day Laborers Run for Peace and Dignity comes at a time of intense debate over undocumented workers. Some say they are costing the country too much in health and education expenses. Others say they fill a crucial niche in the low-wage sector of the nation's economy.

The U.S. House of Representatives already has passed an immigration-reform bill which would, among other things, make it a crime for churches and other groups to help illegal immigrants, and would require employers to verify immigration status. The U.S. Senate started its own debate on immigration last week.

"We have a lot to talk about," said Pedro Jimenez, 36, an organizer with CASA Latina, a nonprofit agency that educates low-income Latino workers. "The most difficult thing is that no one wants to listen to us."

The day laborers in Seattle did what they could on Saturday, gathering for a short rally and a symbolic run around the neighborhood.

They carried signs that read "U.S. Needs Our Labor, We Need Our Dignity." They made a video presentation, thanking the runners for their effort. And they collected $122.52 in a cookie tin to support the cross-country trip.

Faustino Morales Catalan, 56, said the runners will show Americans the honest, hard-working face of the day-laborer community.

"We don't want them to think we came to cause problems," Catalan said.

Day workers represent only a fraction of the 11 million undocumented workers in the country. But they are arguably the most visible, looking for work on city streets and in parking lots. And their numbers are growing.

In 1999, when CASA Latina began its day-worker program, there were only about 75 laborers looking for work on Seattle streets. Hilary Stern, executive director, said there are about four times as many now.

Many of them look for work through CASA Latina's program, set up with help from the city and the Belltown Business Association. A dispatch office on Western Avenue connects employers with laborers every morning. Employers can also put in a phone request for workers, and the group will deliver workers to sites.

Catalan himself has been handing out fliers, advertising that service.

"It stops us from having to be outside and make a bad impression," he said.

While Catalan said he feels his work is respected and appreciated, other day laborers have reported harassment. Pramila Jayapal, executive director of Hate Free Zone Washington, said some face pickets at their work centers. Others find their children getting bullied at school.

"In this climate, they've been targeted around the country," said Jayapal, who attended the rally.

Jimenez, the community organizer, said he felt that pain when he was an undocumented worker in Texas. He worked 16-hour days on a farm, he said — and was beaten during the day and locked up at night. The farm was miles from civilization. And he did not see any way to leave.

Jimenez is married now, with two young children and a salary that supports them, and another child back in Mexico. He spoke quietly to a stranger on Saturday, rarely making eye contact. But he gave a passionate speech to the day laborers at the rally.

And as he reflected on the run for Peace and Dignity, Jimenez could do nothing but smile.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 3:41:36 PM EDT

originally posted by mikejohnson
does that make them "race-ists"?



No, just La Raza.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 3:45:35 PM EDT
i love how they're "migrants" and "day laborers"

is it now not PC to call them ILLEGAL FUCKING ALIENS?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:22:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RichardM308:

originally posted by mikejohnson
does that make them "race-ists"?



No, just La Raza.



la raza=the race

Hmmmm..........
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:28:44 PM EDT
They're illegals.

Citizens that choose to come to this country legally and "play by the rules" deserve the same freedoms us naturalized Americans get.

Citizens that choose to come to this country illegally and refuse to "play by the rules" deserve jack shit.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:29:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
They're illegals.

Citizens that choose to come to this country legally and "play by the rules" deserve the same freedoms us naturalized Americans get.

Citizens that choose to come to this country illegally and refuse to "play by the rules" deserve jack shit.



Welcome aboard
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:40:39 PM EDT
It sounds like they want to form a Union. Now I've heard everything.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:43:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
It sounds like they want to form a Union. Now I've heard everything.



Its gonna get a WHOLE lot better worse
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:45:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
It sounds like they want to form a Union. Now I've heard everything.



Its gonna get a WHOLE lot better worse



the illegals that make up the janitorial services at U Miami are on strike right now. They demand a "living wage" and health benefits.

i think they're going to get a quick lesson in capitalism real quick. they have 0 skill and their jobs are in high demand. SEEEYA
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:54:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
It sounds like they want to form a Union. Now I've heard everything.



yep, 'labor exploitation'

pfft. if they feel they are being exploited WHY THE FOOK DID THEY COME HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?

MEXICO IS THAT WAY *points to the south* GO HOME IF YOU ARE FEELING YOU'RE BEING EXPLOITED


JEEZ!

I'm getting madder and madder every time I read about this crap.
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