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Day labor battle brewing: Minutemen, Casa of Maryland set stage for showdown in Takoma Park
Gazette.net ^ | February 22, 2006 | Sean Sands

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...

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‘‘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.

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‘‘In this area, the commercial sector hasn’t 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, that’s not what we’re concerned about. We’re concerned that they wait in an area that doesn’t hurt our commercial properties.”

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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 Park’s 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.

‘‘That’s blatantly a criminal act as far as I’m concerned,” Schreiman said. ‘‘That means they’re aiding and abetting the transport and hiring of illegals, if they refuse to cooperate.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aliens; casademaryland; daylaborers; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; takomapark
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So how does Casa de Maryland plan to find out where the Minutemen's kids go to school?

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?

1 posted on 02/24/2006 12:23:12 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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‘‘Then we are going to picket their houses, and the schools of their kids, and go to their work,” Torres said.

How wonnerful.

2 posted on 02/24/2006 12:26:12 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: tgslTakoma

Just shout "Los Federales" and watch 'em scatter.


3 posted on 02/24/2006 12:26:51 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (I grew up in a slum, when I got to college it had become a "ghetto".)
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To: tgslTakoma

"Casa of Maryland" is an affiliate of la raza.


4 posted on 02/24/2006 12:30:02 PM PST by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: monkeywrench
And majority-funded by Montgomery County taxpayers' dollars, too
5 posted on 02/24/2006 12:32:55 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

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!


6 posted on 02/24/2006 12:36:50 PM PST by Froufrou
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To: tgslTakoma

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

(301)-270-7471 (voice)
(301)-270-8659 (fax)


7 posted on 02/24/2006 12:36:56 PM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: tgslTakoma

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?


8 posted on 02/24/2006 12:37:51 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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This is suburban Maryland. One of the "guns are evil" nexus in the US.


9 posted on 02/24/2006 12:40:19 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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Perhaps these folks are also child molesters and pedophiles?

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.

10 posted on 02/24/2006 12:44:33 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Tijeras_Slim

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.


11 posted on 02/24/2006 12:44:58 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: tgslTakoma

Totally understand. You know we have those folks here in Texas also.


12 posted on 02/24/2006 12:46:11 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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‘‘Then we are going to picket their houses, and the schools of their kids, and go to their work,” Torres said.

Trust me Mr. Torres, that is NOT a good idea.

5.56mm

13 posted on 02/24/2006 12:48:32 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: tgslTakoma

Takoma Park is filled with crazy liberals. They are always coming up with some Loonie idea or another.


14 posted on 02/24/2006 12:52:50 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It's even worse than the rest of suburban Maryland. I think dope smoking there is required by law.


15 posted on 02/24/2006 12:54:12 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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Casa will have people following the children as they walk to school.

That is called stalking, and the first police officer that sympathizes with the MM will use it. I hope.

16 posted on 02/24/2006 12:54:28 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (My pug is on her war footing.)
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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?


17 posted on 02/24/2006 1:20:37 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Mikey_1962

No, if you shout "Los Federales," they tell you to go F yourself, and give you the finger. They know better.


18 posted on 02/24/2006 1:21:28 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: M Kehoe; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; antisocial; archy; backhoe; Badray; Bernard Marx; B4Ranch; ...

CW2

Ping


19 posted on 02/24/2006 1:23:57 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee
Harm one hair on my child's head you would be better off to have a millstone round you neck and cast to sea because that would be a quicker way to go

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

20 posted on 02/24/2006 1:27:43 PM PST by vrwc0915 ("Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants,)
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