Skip to comments.Day labor battle brewing: Minutemen, Casa of Maryland set stage for showdown in Takoma Park
Posted on 02/24/2006 12:23:08 PM PST by tgslTakoma
An organization trying to stop illegal immigration started work in the downcounty last week, photographing contractors who pick up day laborers in Wheaton and making plans to expand to Silver Spring and Takoma Park.
And while Stephen Schreiman, president of the Maryland chapter of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, said his group would work covertly for the time being, Casa of Maryland, a workers rights group that runs day laborer centers in Silver Spring, Wheaton and Takoma Park, said it would take the opposite approach...
We are going to target them in a specific way, said Executive Director Gustavo Torres. Casa representatives will go out with cameras and video cameras to record the Minutemen, but that will only be the first step, he said.
Then we are going to picket their houses, and the schools of their kids, and go to their work, Torres said.
In this area, the commercial sector hasnt been harmed in the sense of people being deprived from work because of the day laborers being here, he (Erwin Mack, Takoma-Langley Crossroads Development Authority) said. Consequently, while there are issues with their right to be in the United States, thats not what were concerned about. Were concerned that they wait in an area that doesnt hurt our commercial properties.
Schreiman said his group plans to turn its findings over to local and state law enforcement, though he said he was not aware of Takoma Parks status as a Sanctuary City. Takoma Park law prohibits any employee, including its police officers, from assisting or cooperating with federal investigations or arrests related to immigration issues.
Thats blatantly a criminal act as far as Im concerned, Schreiman said. That means theyre aiding and abetting the transport and hiring of illegals, if they refuse to cooperate.
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The only way I can figure is that Casa will have people following the children as they walk to school.
I wonder if Takoma Park Police will go after the Casa people who are stalking young children?
Just shout "Los Federales" and watch 'em scatter.
"Casa of Maryland" is an affiliate of la raza.
What's with this 'sanctuary city' nonsense? I've never heard of such a thing! What good are the police if not to be able to assist in fed investigations?! Outlandish!
Why not contact Senor Gustavo Torres himself, and let him know what you think?
Casa of Maryland Inc.
310 Tulip Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912-4339
I think when they picket their houses they should be met by some armed Americans who ain't going to take it anymore. Threats against children are obscene. Perhaps these folks are also child molesters and pediphiles?
This is suburban Maryland. One of the "guns are evil" nexus in the US.
No way of knowing for sure.
Nobody within our local governments seems to even care to find out whether they are in this country legally.
If we knew their immigrant status then we could check their background for criminal records. But around here (in Takoma Park and Montgomery County, MD), everybody wants to give 'em great big hugs, free education, free meals, rent assistance... they don't care if they may be criminals.
Sorry to hear that. But do they think child molesters are okay? Perhaps folks should ask the mayor that question when they call? To threaten children should be a big red flag...perhaps it is only their spokesperson, but who knows.
Totally understand. You know we have those folks here in Texas also.
Trust me Mr. Torres, that is NOT a good idea.
Takoma Park is filled with crazy liberals. They are always coming up with some Loonie idea or another.
It's even worse than the rest of suburban Maryland. I think dope smoking there is required by law.
That is called stalking, and the first police officer that sympathizes with the MM will use it. I hope.
Where I come from, this is a declaration of war. Threatening our children is completely out of line, even for the criminal alien lobby. I wonder if the Quisling Brigade will come around to defend these disgusting threats by criminal aliens?
No, if you shout "Los Federales," they tell you to go F yourself, and give you the finger. They know better.
I have a rule you make my child cry, I will make you cry!
I can just feel it: the economy, tension in the air, we have a huge powderkeg and lots of people are juggling matches
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