Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Day laborers busted on 69th Street

The police arrested 10 immigrants on Tuesday on charges that they blocked a sidewalk at a popular gathering place for day laborers in Jackson Heights, Queens, the chief spokesman of the Police Department said.

The arrests came in response to repeated calls from neighborhood residents complaining about the laborers —most of them undocumented — who congregate every day at the intersection of Broadway, 37th Avenue and 69th Street, said the spokesman, Paul J. Browne.

“Police responded to community complaints about them blocking the sidewalk and congregating,” Mr. Browne said, adding that there were 50 to 60 workers at the location on Tuesday morning before the arrests.

“We responded and asked them to disperse,” Mr. Brown said. “All but 10 of them did.”


Police, Responding to Complaints, Arrest 10 Men at Day Laborer Gathering Place

A diminutive Mexican woman pushing a 2-year-old boy in a stroller appeared at the intersection, tears dampening her cheeks. She said her husband was one of those arrested.

He had called her on his cellphone as the police started asking the men for identification, said the woman, who gave only her first name, Olivia.

She said that both she and her husband were in the country illegally and had four children, all of whom had been born in the United States. She said she was afraid that her husband was going to be deported.

“He’s the one who works,” Olivia said, sobbing. “Who’s going to support the four children now?”


That's an easy one to answer. American citizens and legal immigrants, that's who. Of course, you could go back home with him...

Photo taken on Long Island, where not everyone thinks sanctuary policies are a good idea.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah the privilege of this occurring not too far from the JH historic district!

When residents complain the police are dispatched pronto!

Come to my nabe where about as many as 40 day workers congregate on Northern Blv'd. in the 160s.

Although now down to about 20
the police don't bother doing anything!

Maybe we'll get landmarked and things will change.

It also helps that former deputy beep Peter Magnanni lives in J.H.

Could that be one of the reasons they got historic district status so damn quick?

Anonymous said...

Just heard on the radio
at about 6:00 AM this morning:

Two "ILLEGALS" we're involved in the attempted shooting of a police officer with his own gun near 21st Street and Jackson Ave. in LIC!

They were fare evading when
approached by the cops.

The one man who fired at the officer faces 25 years to life in prison (at taxpayers' expense)!

Anonymous said...

Amnesty, acceptance amounts to rewarding lawbreakers. If illegal, you have broken Federal law. Does Federal law no longer stand for anything - local police must be given strong tools to uphold, local, state and Federal laws. We cannot choose which laws to abide by - all laws are to be abided by!

Illegals in some quarters are literally spiting in our faces knowing they are protected.

Anonymous said...

Correction:

There were some conflicting reports.

The shooting incident seemed to have occurred near the Queensbridge
Projects subway station.

Taxpayer said...

Illegal aliens.
Illegal voter registration.
Illegal voters.
Illegal weapons used to shoot, kill police.
Illegal tenants.
Illegal auto registration.
Illegal drivers' licenses.
Illegal welfare recipients.
Illegal drug users.
Illegal workers.
Illegal overcrowding our schools.

What's the common denominator?

The impudent Commissar Death and taxes, who now wants an illegal extra term (and then on and on) for himself and his cronies.

Maybe if we dump the Commissar while the dumping can still happen, all the other illegal people and events can be curbed.

Wade Nichols said...

She said that both she and her husband were in the country illegally and had four children, all of whom had been born in the United States. She said she was afraid that her husband was going to be deported.

“He’s the one who works,” Olivia said, sobbing. “Who’s going to support the four children now?”


Crocodile tears!

These are the typical "sob stories" that the media focuses on in order to generate sympathy.

They want to keep both "the baby and the bath water" - they expect us taxpayers to pay for the baby, and they dump the bath water on the taxpayer as well!

faster340 said...

That picture and the gestures those 2 guys are making are exactly what they think of the United States. They should be kicked back to their own country by the large size 15 boot of justice!

Anonymous said...

Rather pay for immigrants and social services than send my tax money to what Eisenhower described as the military industrial complex. You racists on queenscrap have interesting politics. When you bitched about taxes going to wars? Silly modern day fascists. Stop complaining, by 2050 more people will be speaking Spanish in a country where it was originally Mexico. HAHA - cultural insecurity is reallyyyy funny huh?

italian girl said...

I must agree with wade on this one. Those are crocidile tears.

Nobody cares about your plight lady! Everyone's got their own problems. If you can't afford to live here without your husband, then maybe you should leave. Children move all the time, all over the world. Your kids will be fine in Mexico.....where they belong.

Anonymous said...

"Italian girl"

...and you will be fine in Italy, where you belong.

Queens Crapper said...

We don't bitch about going to war on this site because the focus here is quality of life and the role the local government plays here. The only war that NYC has declared is on the people who live here who make less than a million dollars. However, I know a bunch of Queens weeklies that would love to hear from you about your views on foreign wars.

italian girl said...

'"Italian girl"

...and you will be fine in Italy, where you belong.'


What you obviously fail to realize, anonymous, is that my grandfather came here LEGALLY in 1924. He sailed on the S.S. Taormina and was sponsored by a relative in New Jersey.

Key word: legally.

In response to where I belong. It's right here, in Queens, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I never realized Queens Crap was so racist. Thanks for reinforcing the idea that Archie Bunker is alive and well in Queens. I'll never read your blog again, even though I live in Jackson Heights (and yes, I'm Anglo, since it seems to matter to you).

Kurt said...

I frequently walk down Broadway between Steinway and 46th St, where about 50-100 day laborers "congregate." I have to say that in two years I have never once had a problem or seen a problem with any of them.

Anonymous said...

I walk up 69th Street to Woodside Avenue to get the #7 express at 61st Street every morning. The day laborers are lined up, when a woman passes by they made lewd gestures and make disgusting comments. Women should not be made to feel intimidated commuting to work.

Queens Crapper said...

What exactly is racist about not wanting people here who jumped the line in front of those who came here legally? What is racist about pointing out that we don't have enough money to pay for our own services let alone services for people who shouldn't be here in the first place?

Anonymous said...

"I have to say that in two years I have never once had a problem or seen a problem with any of them."

Kurt is part of the problem. He should call INS when he sees this.

Anonymous said...

"We don't bitch about going to war on this site because the focus here is quality of life and the role the local government plays here. The only war that NYC has declared is on the people who live here who make less than a million dollars. However, I know a bunch of Queens weeklies that would love to hear from you about your views on foreign wars."

Unfortunately war does affect our economy and it certainly does trickle down to local government. Look at the current crises now - look at the gas prices - you are telling me this has nothing to do with war?? I can guarantee you that if there was no war more money would be directed to local public schools. That in turn would create a better environment and infrastructure for our children, thereby creating a well informed citizenry which is good for the economy which is a local issue as well. Instead of taking cheap shots against "illegals" why don't you go after NAFTA and Bill Clinton who signed it?? He sold out American jobs for cheap labor and that pushed down real wages in Mexico thus creating the surge for more "illegals." Connecting the dots is simple.

Italian girl... change your name to NYC girl - I have seen people on queenscrap blast on issues such as Mexican pride and I have also seen a post with subtle racism of course of advertisements in Spanish. Why do we not go after some1 for being proud of being "Italian"- after all, this is "America." Not Italy -

Queens Crapper said...

Yes, this is why when we had billions of dollars in budgetary surplus, the council and mayor chose not to spend money for basic stuff. Your argument holds no water. And please show me where you saw posts about advertisements in Spanish or Mexican pride because I don't recall either of these.

italian girl said...

No, I like "italian girl". If I was Mexican, I'd call myself "mexican girl". I am proud of my ethnicity and other groups should be proud of theirs. I don't think anyone here pounces on someone for being proud of where they come from. We just want people to obey the laws and come here legally. It's so simple.

Anonymous said...

"Unfortunately war does affect our economy and it certainly does trickle down to local government."

The subprime mortgage crisis has nothing to do with Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. It has to do with good old American greed and poor financial forecasting.

CJ said...

I am not without compassion, but I have reached the end of the line with undocumented illegal aliens.

Both political parties have done nothing to enforce the laws regarding the flow of people coming to and staying in this country illegally. They both have their own selfish reasons for doing so. Unfortunatly, when government breaks down in such a manner chaos results. Most people are losing faith in our government, and if you believe the polls, it gets worse every day.

Will armed conflict in the streets of our cities be the final legacy of our republic?

Come to our country. Become Americans. You are welcome. But first, show you are willing to respect our laws by coming legally.

Anonymous said...

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23286149-2703,00.html


THE Iraq war has cost the US 50-60 times more than the Bush administration predicted and was a central cause of the sub-prime banking crisis threatening the world economy, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.

The spending on Iraq was a hidden cause of the current credit crunch because the US central bank responded to the massive financial drain of the war by flooding the American economy with cheap credit.

"The regulators were looking the other way and money was being lent to anybody this side of a life-support system," he said.

That led to a housing bubble and a consumption boom, and the fallout was plunging the US economy into recession and saddling the next US president with the biggest budget deficit in history, he said.

Professor Stiglitz, an academic at the Columbia Business School and a former economic adviser to president Bill Clinton, said a further $US500 billion was going to be spent on the fighting in the next two years and that could have been used more effectively to improve the security and quality of life of Americans and the rest of the world.

MMM HMMM

Queens Crapper said...

Well why should they when our mayor is saying they not only should come here illegally, but are welcome to stay in NYC where we have a budget crisis that only he can fix?

Wade Nichols said...

Stop complaining, by 2050 more people will be speaking Spanish in a country where it was originally Mexico. HAHA - cultural insecurity is reallyyyy funny huh?

New York was once part of Mexico? Wow! I must have missed that lecture during my social studies classes. Could you enlighten us more on your vast historical knowledge? I'm sure the present day Mohawks and other Indian tribes that made up the Iroquois Confederacy would like for you to enlighten them as well.

As for Spanish? You mean one of the EUROPEAN romance languages that is derived from Latin?

I'll never read your blog again, even though I live in Jackson Heights (and yes, I'm Anglo, since it seems to matter to you).

Goodye to you! (As the group Scandal once sang!) We won't miss you! I wonder if you live on 69th Streeet? And no, it doesn't matter if you're Anglo. Queens Crap readers are the least racist people around - we hate everyone equally!

I can guarantee you that if there was no war more money would be directed to local public schools.

If memory serves me correctly, the only other country that spends more money then the U.S. on education in the world is Switzerland. Do you really think "throwing good money after bad" is going to improve anything?

Instead of taking cheap shots against "illegals" why don't you go after NAFTA and Bill Clinton who signed it?? He sold out American jobs for cheap labor and that pushed down real wages in Mexico thus creating the surge for more "illegals."

Your "economic thesis" doesn't make any sense. You say that Bill Clinton sold out Americans, by sending American jobs to Mexico. You then say that these new jobs in Mexico pushed down real wages in Mexico. You then say that Mexicans are thus coming into the U.S. illegally, since their real wages have been pushed down. Now, if there's no jobs in the U.S., since Clinton "sold out Americans", and the jobs in Mexico pay too low, why would the Mexicans want to come illegally to the U.S., since you say that they're aren't any jobs?

Maybe you should have received the Nobel Prize in Economics instead of Paul Krugman? Your "analysis" is so convoluted that you'd probably confuse the Nobel committee, and they'd give you the prize just to get you out of their sight!

Anonymous said...

nice financial analysis from an aussie paper, but subprime mortgages got started when bill clinton was in office, well before we went to war.

Anonymous said...

"Stop complaining, by 2050 more people will be speaking Spanish in a country where it was originally Mexico. HAHA - cultural insecurity is reallyyyy funny huh?

New York was once part of Mexico? Wow! I must have missed that "

I think it says COUNTRY - NOT CITY - READ PLEASE

"Your "economic thesis" doesn't make any sense. You say that Bill Clinton sold out Americans, by sending American jobs to Mexico. You then say that these new jobs in Mexico pushed down real wages in Mexico. You then say that Mexicans are thus coming into the U.S. illegally, since their real wages have been pushed down. Now, if there's no jobs in the U.S., since Clinton "sold out Americans", and the jobs in Mexico pay too low, why would the Mexicans want to come illegally to the U.S., since you say that they're aren't any jobs? "

ahhhh the simple minded fascist - What type of jobs went to Mexico? MANUFACTURING jobs buddy - how much do they pay in Mexico?? Look at the price of the Daily News - so what would you do? Work in a "maquiladora" on the Mexican border earning a few bills for a 15 hour day or clean an office for a few hours and make a couple of hundred?? Mexicans are not coming to the U.S. to work at an office - what a fool

Anonymous said...

Not to mention the subprime thing was based on the theory that housing values would continue to rise. Oops, they didn't.

Anonymous said...

From an American then.. lol

n an interview today with ThinkProgress, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) directly tied today’s fiscal crisis to the Iraq war:

The Iraq war has driven us deeply into debt. We borrowed $700 or $800 billion to finance that war, mainly from foreign companies, which have flooded our markets with investments — many of them in the big problem areas we talked about, like subprime mortgages. So they have just compounded the problem and we have invited them in, because of the debt that we have. This has been the first president in the history of America to ask for a tax cut in the midst of a war. He made the debt situation even worse.

Durbin also commented on the ballooning size of the debt, noting, “The accumulated debt of America from the beginning of this country to today is about $9.7 trillion.” But between the rescue of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Bear Stearns, and now the bailout package, “the accumulated exposure added to the national debt over the last several weeks equals the entire debt that we have accumulated in the history of this nation.” Watch it:

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/09/26/durbin-iraq-economy/

Anonymous said...

This is a good start. Time to keep the pressure on!

italian girl said...

"I walk up 69th Street to Woodside Avenue to get the #7 express at 61st Street every morning. The day laborers are lined up, when a woman passes by they made lewd gestures and make disgusting comments. Women should not be made to feel intimidated commuting to work."

And another thing, what's up with that? Can anyone explain why Hispanic guys act as though they've never seen a female before?

Anonymous said...

"mainly from foreign companies, which have flooded our markets with investments — many of them in the big problem areas we talked about, like subprime mortgages."

Yes, it's the U.S.' fault that foreigners made really bad investments! HOW DARE WE!!!

Anonymous said...

""I walk up 69th Street to Woodside Avenue to get the #7 express at 61st Street every morning. The day laborers are lined up, when a woman passes by they made lewd gestures and make disgusting comments. Women should not be made to feel intimidated commuting to work."

And another thing, what's up with that? Can anyone explain why Hispanic guys act as though they've never seen a female before?"

LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL HAHAHAHAHAH I SEE COPS AND CONSTRUCTION WORKERS DO THE SAME? AND THEY ARE WHITE AND BLACK.. so?

italian girl said...

"LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL HAHAHAHAHAH I SEE COPS AND CONSTRUCTION WORKERS DO THE SAME? AND THEY ARE WHITE AND BLACK.. so?"

Not like Hispanic guys, buddy. The types you mentioned above are more of the staring variety.

Anonymous said...

right.. so now there are different levels of sexual harassment? lol - please do tell.. have you seen and longitudinal analysis on it? Or are you on the eugenics side?

Wade Nichols said...

I think it says COUNTRY - NOT CITY - READ PLEASE

New York's not part of the U.S.? Wow! Again, I've learned a lot about economics AND geography, all in one hour!

Look at the price of the Daily News - so what would you do? Work in a "maquiladora" on the Mexican border earning a few bills for a 15 hour day or clean an office for a few hours and make a couple of hundred??

Even more disjointed, schizophrenic rantings from a moron! I strongly suspect this is our old buddy "SALVATORE", back from the "DEAD", turning some Halloween "TRICKS" on us! He's so ashamed of his simpleton SCREEDS, that he doesn't wish to sign his name any more!

What the hell does the price of the Daily News have to do with the price of tea in China?

Where in NYC can you "clean an office for a few hours and make a couple hundred"? Please let me know, because I'm obviously in the wrong line of work, and would like to apply for that job!

Mexicans are not coming to the U.S. to work at an office - what a fool

Who's the fool? You just said that "Mexicans are cleaning an office a few hours for a couple hundred". Now you say they're not working at an office? How can they "clean the office for a couple hundred", yet NOT work at an office?

Now I'm really interested in this job. According to you, I can: clean an office for a few hours, earn a couple hundred, and I don't even have to work in an office!

Sign me up! I want that job!

ahhhh the simple minded fascist

I am NOT a simple minded fascist! I'm a SOPHISTICATED, DEEP THINKING FASCIST! Get it right!

As for you, the great Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno had some words for people such as you. He called them - asini pedanti!

italian girl said...

"right.. so now there are different levels of sexual harassment? lol - please do tell.. have you seen and longitudinal analysis on it? Or are you on the eugenics side?"

Boy are you weird. You must be a guy or a very ugly girl. No studies necessary, honey. Pure experience.

georgetheatheist said...

I was in my bank the other day renewing a Certificate of Deposit. The bank officer offered me all kinds of "goodies" among them a Home Equity Loan with - get this - an adjustable rate mortgage. With the financial crisis at hand, why is this instrument still being allowed to be offered?

CJ said...

georgetheatheist said...
I was in my bank the other day renewing a Certificate of Deposit. The bank officer offered me all kinds of "goodies" among them a Home Equity Loan with - get this - an adjustable rate mortgage. With the financial crisis at hand, why is this instrument still being allowed to be offered?
******

Good question George.

I have a question as well. How many mortgages are owned by illegal imigrants? And if they cannot repay their mortgages, will they just walk away from their debt and leave the taxpayer on the hook?
Does anyone think this is an insignificant problem?

Queens Crapper said...

Since you brought it up...Mortgage Prospects Dim for Illegal Immigrants

Note how the guy in the beginning is a sous chef in a fancy restaurant. But they only do jobs Americans don't want...

Anonymous said...

When I went to obtain a mortgage from my local bank, I had to submit a copy of my passport in order to file my application. When I asked why, the woman stated that because of the Patriot Act, the bank wanted to make sure that I was the person obtaining the mortgage. How do illegals get past this rule and how do they purchase their properties?

Anonymous said...

I frequently walk down Broadway between Steinway and 46th St, where about 50-100 day laborers "congregate." I have to say that in two years I have never once had a problem or seen a problem with any of them.

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Sure. I also walk down that street and am repulsed by the stench, urine, food, whistling and general seediness these people bring.

Then they pour out of their basements on Halloween and like a plague of locusts run amuck through the biz district basically shutting down Steinway Street.

Anonymous said...

These illegals have been congregating on 69th Street in Woodside for years. I've never seen a police officer attempt to tell them to move. What about loitering laws? Why aren't they enforced. The police won't chase them because we live in a Sanctuary City and Bloomberg lets the illegals do as they please. He doesn't care that the neighbors have to put up with their urinating in the streets, noise and litter. Isn't it wonderful that we are so diverse? He wouldn't tolerate the situation if it happened in Manhattan. That is the only borough he cares about.

miles mullin said...

Go Wade! If I were to guess I would think you have a background in business and are well traveled.

So refreshing to hear from someone who is a bit wordly.

Just stay off that Grey Poup mustard and you should be ok!

Anonymous said...

What about loitering laws? Why aren't they enforced. The police won't chase them because we live in a Sanctuary City and Bloomberg lets the illegals do as they please.

not bloomberg as much as the machine. look up the word 'tweed' on this website and you will understand.

the machine wants the stable middle class to move. immigrants, particularly illegals, do not vote or participate in the process and do not complain.

the typical hack would dream of having an entire disctrict full of 'em.

Anonymous said...

I am horrified that illegal immigrants are standing on street corners forcing down hourly wages for American citizens. Why are all these people allowed to be here?
they flout laws that citizens have to respect.
they get away with so much nonsense, lets start with the anchor baby, jackpot baby scams.

Stop the government handouts to illegal aliens and they will not come to the US, they will be forced to work to better conditions in their own countries.

In the past two or three years Queens has been flooded with refugees from Nepal. I consider these people, nice as they may be, the shock troops, They are here to destabilize our core communities and to let working people of Queens know it's not our country anymore.

Illegal Aliens are the favored child of rich people,politicians and criminals. They work for so little and are so quiet unlike Loud Americans, they are so malleable. Ohh, let them shove cocaine up their asses to come to the US,so drug dealers can make big money.

the drunk day laborers behaviors are threatening to women. I know some who will not go to Jackson Heights or Coron due to their hositility towards American women. I have personally witnessed their open public urination many times.

consider this, the illegal alien males stand out on the street corners congregating, egged on by those who would Hispanify the US. If the same number of black American and white American males congregated on a particular street corner every day the riot squad would be called out. Those citizens would be not have the same civil rights as the illegal aliens.

Hell, send them all back home.

Taxpayer said...

"The bank officer offered me all kinds of "goodies" among them a Home Equity Loan with - get this - an adjustable rate mortgage. With the financial crisis at hand, why is this instrument still being allowed to be offered?"

It is still being offered because the bank officials know better then any politician how many moron illiterates there are.

Bank officials also know the number of politicians and bank officials who are jailed each year.

It's no skin off the nose of any politician or bank official to see people thrown out of a house during a foreclosure.

Illiterate morons are daily opportunities for politicians and those who want to make some money off them.

Illegal aliens who never learn to read or write English are illiterate morons who will sign any document that asserts that the bank official gave them all the information necessary to make an informed decision.

The banker gets his/her bonus and/or commission. The politician takes credit for providing "affordable housing".

Who's the fascist?

Anonymous said...

Where is the Federal Government in all this? Why don't the Feds intervene? After all, these people are breaking American Laws. Where is the State Department? I can't go to Canada on vacation without a US Passport, yet these illegals have carte blanche to travel wherever they want with no consequences. Something is terribly wrong here!

georgetheatheist said...

BTW, the bank was Citibank. (With a 4% yielding 6 mo. CD. What's up there?)

Anonymous said...

Racism is about racial prejudice. It is not about being fed up that our tax dollars are going to people who are here illegally. When will you ignorant people learn?

Anonymous said...

Most hispanic guys are sempre horny and would get an erection just walking past Dunkin Donuts!

(A lot of them are closet queens too
and over compensate by mucho machismo gestures).