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Old 04-13-2007, 07:44 AM
 
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ok, call me silly. i just dont understand the mexican thing. i have read that they stand on the corner waiting for work and outside of home depots. They offer really cheap labor. but, never higher one as a house keeper or nanny. illegal...legal. how do you know?? and why is it so important. i am really not trying to be funny. someone please help me understand the turmoil. if you higher someone and they turn out not to be legal, do you get arrested. please explain
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:10 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Most cities do not allow "day laborers" to congregate just anywhere anymore. They now have "day labor centers". If your needing something like sod laid or such you can pull up and say, "I need 3 guys that can do heavy yard work". They will race each other to see what 3 jump into the back of your truck first. These centers are actually staffed and do also make sure that the workers get treated fairly. If someone repeatedly comes by for workers and they don't pay what they said they would or not at all it will be known. As for them being "illegal" or "legal", you really won't know unless you ask them but since you are going thru the proper channels to "hire" these people you are okay. You would NOT go to a day labor center for someone to come clean your house.
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:18 AM
 
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so there are employment centers for illegal workers? we are moving to dallas this summer. we would like to hire some temporary help to unpack the truck. can you find the centers in the phone book and do they charge an hourly rate or flat fee. thanx
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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One is in Plano, downtown Plano off of Ave K around 15th St. Another in Garland at Miller and Saturn. You can pay them by the hour and yes you can hire some to help unload the truck.
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:25 AM
 
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cool. thanx mom. my hubby is applying to the plano police dept. hopefully all will work out well. we dont want him to get arrested for anything. (at least not until after he gets hired) im so excited. i have been reading postings off and on for awhile. you and socketz and gopadge always have good info. i am sure there are a lot of us who read your postings and apprieciate them.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:21 PM
 
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If you Google "Plano Day Labor Center", you can find out more specifics. They very plainly say that they don't check for legal status but that the responsibility lies with the employer. Do yourself and your husband a favor and check for legal status. Why take a chance? After all, hiring illegals is illegal, and it would be contradictory for your policeman husband to go against the law. Surely, the people at the center could give you advise on making sure you only hire legal workers.
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:54 AM
 
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thanx scholar for the info. will do.
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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One is in Plano, downtown Plano off of Ave K around 15th St. Another in Garland at Miller and Saturn. You can pay them by the hour and yes you can hire some to help unload the truck.
I remember years ago (as in the early 90s) there were Mexicans standing out in the morning along Avenue K in Plano near Park/15th. Wonder if they were part of the "day labor center."
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:57 PM
 
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thanx scholar for the info. will do.
You're welcome! Happy moving!
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:51 AM
 
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cool. thanx mom. my hubby is applying to the plano police dept. hopefully all will work out well. we dont want him to get arrested for anything. (at least not until after he gets hired) im so excited. i have been reading postings off and on for awhile. you and socketz and gopadge always have good info. i am sure there are a lot of us who read your postings and apprieciate them.
You will not get arrested for hiring a day worker who is not a citizen of this country.
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