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Sunday, November 20, 2005

PG County to open "day-laborer" center in Langley Park

(Updated December 27, 2005)
"Regional leaders mull day labor issues"
Gazette, November 18, 2005 (by Caroline Zaayer, Capital News Service)

"Day laborers seen as a local issue"
Times, November 18, 2005 (by Keyonna Summers, The Washington Times)
. . . "Local governments need to find solutions for local issues," said J. Walter Tejada, Arlington County Board member. "For those who want to talk about immigration, please run over to [Capitol] Hill and talk to the legislators there in Congress and the president. They're the ones who can make that type of legislation come through."

Prince George's County Council member Will Campos, a Democrat, agreed.

"A lot of day laborers are in fact undocumented, and even though immigration is a federal issue, that fact alone isn't going to get rid of this situation," he said. "So you can either choose to let it go or do something about it because if you leave it to the federal government, you may be waiting for quite a while."

[. . .]

Prince George's County, within six months, will open its first day-laborer center in Langley Park, Mr. Campos said.

"This is not a Hispanic issue. This is a social issue," Mr. Campos said, noting that U.S.-born Hispanics and immigrants and illegal aliens from Africa make up a small percentage of laborers.

"Meeting in D.C. Signals Concern for Day Laborers' Lot"
Post, November 18, 2005 (by Timothy Dwyer, Washington Post Staff Writer)


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