Day-Laborer Protesters, Backers Clash at Popular SB Hiring Spot

Stephen Wall, San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernadino), Dec. 4

SAN BERNARDINO—The debate over illegal immigration reached the streets Saturday morning, as groups clashed at a popular gathering spot for day laborers seeking work.


“You’re a drain. You’re a tax on our economy,” shouted Jared Turner, a 26-year-old Perris resident.

“We are taking our land back,” replied Ron Gochez, a 23-year-old UCLA graduate student who came to support the day laborers. “You don’t like it, but it’s the reality.”


Tony Quayle, a 22-year-old Highland resident, said he can’t cope with the illegal invasion.

“I’m a minority in my own country,” said Quayle, carrying a large American flag on his shoulder. “I was a minority in the high school I went to. I’m tired of learning a second language to earn more money when English is the language in this country.”



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