Private Funds Save Houston Day Labor Center

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.


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