HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say a Houston day labor center that faced closure when the city pulled its funding will remain open for another year with $100,000 in private funding.
The East End Worker Development Center was the only city-funded day labor site before its city contract ended Friday.
Critics in City Hall say the site encourages illegal immigration because it's a popular place for illegal workers to gather and seek employment.
But Mayor Bill White supported a fundraising effort to keep the center open.
Supporters say day labor sites provide a safe and controlled environment for workers to wait for contractors, rather than at street corners or retail parking lots.