The laborers meet in Gompers Park, at Pulaski and Foster each morning, trying to get hired for construction jobs. On a recent day, activist Eric Rodriguez says Chicago Police and immigration raided the park and hauled off seven workers. One was freed and the other six are being deported. “What we’re afraid of is that it’s a new attitude that the city is having,” said Rodriguez. He says this doesn’t even happen in Arizona. William Davis is one of the laborers. “It’s only one guy that’s here and the rest of them are scared to come back because they are afraid that immigration is going to come over here and grab them again,” said Davis.

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