The New (Gringo) Face Of Day Labor

The Las Vegas Sun has an article of the recent trend of U.S. citizens’ joining the ranks of immigrants who stand in store parking lots, hoping to be picked up for work:

It sounds like a George Lopez joke: “Times are so bad that I saw an Anglo day laborer standing outside Home Depot the other day.”

Except it’s true…In the latest sign of the Las Vegas Valley’s economic free fall, U.S. citizens are starting to show up in the early mornings outside home improvement stores and plant nurseries across the Las Vegas Valley, jostling with illegal immigrants for a shot at a few hours of work.

2 Comments on "The New (Gringo) Face Of Day Labor"

  1. We terk ther jerbs!

  2. User 00 Alpha | Nov 18, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    This has been happening for a long time. I myself have been there repeatedly for over ten years now.
    The only difference is that now this is happening to the “middle class”.
    Us folks at the bottom have been in dire straits for over a decade.

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