Day laborers are claiming victory after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the city’s request to reconsider a circuit court ruling that struck down its solicitation ordinance. The law, which was overturned, made it illegal for day laborers to request work from motorists while standing on the sidewalk. “We’re very happy that the court has sided with workers, and sided with common sense,” said Jorge-Mario Cabrera, director of communications at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. “The court rejected xenophobia and rejected arguments that have nothing to do with the very elemental task of looking for a job.” – NBC Los Angeles 02.22.2012

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