Critics: Oyster Bay law singles out day workers
Immigrant and civil rights activists marched to Oyster Bay Town Hall Tuesday to protest a law they say discriminates against day laborers.
The law bans people from standing on sidewalks to look for work and applies to potential employers as well. Those in violation face a $250 fine.
Town Supervisor John Venditto says the law is a matter of public safety.
The New York Civil Liberties Union says it clearly targets day laborers. Activists say they?re going to ask the town to repeal the law. If that doesn?t happen, they say there?s talk of a lawsuit.
Venditto says he hasn?t yet enforced the law because day laborer crowds have recently decreased.