Help Save Manassas has started a project to document what we believe are felony violations of state and federal law resulting from the employment of illegal aliens at day labor sites in Prince William County.  It is a federal felony to employ illegal aliens, and a state felony to hire unlicensed contractors to perform work in home remodeling or other construction tasks.  Help Save Manassas members are taking photos and video of persons hiring day laborers for the purpose of turning this evidence over to state and federal law enforcement authorities.

If you would like to assist in this project, please contact us.  We will be documenting activity at several sites in the county during weekday and weekend mornings when volunteers are available.  The more volunteers we have, the better coverage of these sites we can maintain.

Day laborer sites encourage the presence of illegal aliens by providing them with a ready means of obtaining unlawful employment. Day laborer sites harm local businesses, create unsafe conditions for residents, and are a blight of litter, public urination, and the destruction of landscaping. Several day labor sites are active in our area, and Help Save Manassas is obtaining documentation about these sites so that our elected officials can be made aware of the true scope of this problem.

Manassas City

Due to effective enforcement of loitering laws, Manassas City does not appear to have any day laborer sites.

Manassas Park

Manassas Park has one day laborer site adjacent to the police station, which keeps this problem somewhat under control.

Prince William County

Prince William County has multiple informal day laborer sites because the county police department refuses to enforce loitering laws and is generally unresponsive to business owners who ask for police assistance in restoring order at their business locations. Here is a partial list of those day laborer sites that we are keeping an eye on:

  • 7-11 at Coverstone Drive, Near Rt 234: This immigrant-owned business has suffered terribly from day laborers that took over this property and an adjacent vacant commercial property.  Help Save Manassas has focused on assisting this business owner and have finally gotten police to respond.  We continue to monitor this location, and are reporting both loitering and trespassing day laborers as well as the individuals and companies that are hiring day laborers at this site.
  • 7-11 on Old Centerville Road and Somersworth Drive, in the Yorkshire area: about ten day laborers are observed daily, but so far no incidents of criminal behavior (other than violating loitering restrictions) have been noted.  Help Save Manassas occasionally monitors this location.
  • 7-11 on Route 1 across from Giant at Marumsco Plaza: About a dozen day laborers regularly congregate at this 7-11. The business owner does not appear to be doing anything to combat the problem.
  • 7-11 at Longview/Prince William Parkway and Route 1: Several dozen very aggressive day laborers regularly congregate at this 7-11. This location has had some fencing installed and police have arrested several day laborers.  Help Save Manassas occasionally monitors this location to report unlawful activity to law enforcement.
  • 7-11 on Dumfries Rd. across from the Wellington Giant: New reports indicate that this has become a day laborer site, and we are awaiting confirmation.

Help Save Manassas Crime Prevention Team

Help Save Manassas has started to actively monitor these day laborer sites during both weekdays and weekends to collect evidence of unlawful activity and provide that evidence to the following agencies:

  • Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Northern Virginia Gang Task Force
  • Virginia Department of Taxation

All persons who pick up a day laborer have their license plate and identifying information about themselves and their vehicle recorded, and that information is provided to the appropriate agencies above. 

IF YOU INVITE A DAY LABORER INTO YOUR VEHICLE, YOU WILL BE RECORDED AND YOU WILL BE REPORTED.  STATE AND/OR FEDERAL AGENCIES MAY DETERMINE THAT PROBABLE CAUSE EXISTS TO PROSECUTE YOU FOR FELONY VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW.



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