Judge rules against immigrant workers living in tents in Farmingville
A Supreme Court judge ruled Wednesday that the immigrant workers evicted from their Farmingville home cannot return.
About a dozen of the residents have been sleeping in tents in the backyard awaiting the judge?s ruling. They were evicted last week after a restraining order shut the two-family house down. The immigrants filed a motion to allow 11 people back into the home. However, the judge said that would pose a fire hazard.
Activists for the immigrant laborers say they expect many more evictions like this throughout Suffolk County. They plan on appealing the verdict. The owner of the house is scheduled to appear in court in September.
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