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Day Worker Center's Marroquin named 'local hero'

Original post made on Sep 16, 2013

For those who are familiar with Maria Marroquin, the charismatic director of the Day Worker Center of Mountain View, it's hard to describe her without using platitudes.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:59 AM

Comments (17)

Posted by Mr. DeCorum, a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 16, 2013 at 10:50 am

Kudos to this lady!

Posted by Susan, a resident of Castro City
on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Maria is a truly precious human being who I am proud to call a friend! The Day Worker Center has been a quiet addition to the neighborhood. Visitors are welcome to stop in and say hello and see the Center for themselves. It is impressive and very friendly. Much success in the future!!!

Posted by George, a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm

A criminal is still a criminal. I sympathize with the "workers", but it is/was their choice to come here... better they stay in their home country and revolt/organize/demonstrate for better lives there...

What is she doing to raise the standards in her native country ?

Posted by LM, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Our congratulations to Maria! She is truly a special human being.

Posted by Doug, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm

And George what are you doing to help the country your parents immigrated from. Use your energy to be positive and supportive.

Posted by Hmm, a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm

She is a director? Who is paying for her salary? Must be the taxpayers.

ICE should be called?

Posted by Wendee , a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Sep 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm

So glad that Maria is in Mountain View. This is long overdue. Maria, thank you for all that you do to make MV a better place.

Posted by Mr. DePortum, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 16, 2013 at 6:29 pm

She is operating an ongoing criminal enterprise, I N S where are you?

Posted by Nick, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm

How is she celebrated as a hero? Her heroics:
- Supporting criminal activity
- Taking away jobs from American citizens (including many who have waited for years to become citizens, rather than to cross the border illegally and skip the line)
- Reducing tax revenue by supporting cash-only transactions
- Bringing more crime to Mountain View

Someone should call INS, as well as the IRS on those who hire these illegals.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 16, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Daniel, seriously dude? OK, we get it. The MV Voice likes to push its political view on illegal immigration, but really? You might want to have a little discretion.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm

"She understands the people she supports because that's who she is" Much the same way as the Unibomber understand Al-Queda.

She is no hero. She is a criminal abetting other criminals.

Posted by WagTheirTails, a resident of Bailey Park
on Sep 16, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Maria Marroquin not MarroQUEEN has high aspirations. Should try to run Dog Shelters where Dogs Wait and WagTheir Tails to New Owners.

Worker has to share $40.00 an Hour? with How Many People?

How MarroQUEEN manage to convince these workers that this is the best place for them.

Publish it right here. Maybe some citizens would like to read that same offer given to the Day Workers, again and maybe they would like to be added to the list of Day Citizens/Workers.

Posted by Steve, a resident of another community
on Sep 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm

The United States is truly the land of opertunity. Where else in the world could a criminal attain respectability by helping other criminals continue there illegal activities?

Posted by Steve, a resident of another community
on Sep 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Sorry, not 'there', but 'their'

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Where else in the world could a criminal attain respectability by helping other criminals continue their illegal activities?


Posted by to steve, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 25, 2013 at 10:57 pm

what is opertunity? I would really advice you to learn how to write before you try to make an argument. Just shows how people are so ignorant!!

I dont know why people can't just be supportive.

BTW to the ones that say that why can't they help citizens who need the help the answer to that is because they are not seeking help instead they are just filing for unemployment and going to the streets asking for money intead of working for it.

Posted by USA, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Oct 28, 2013 at 7:44 am

Marroquin should be deported she has no right to be in this country. It is a sad day in America when the government cares more about illegal aliens then it does for it's citizens. Shame on Obama and the politicians that are allowing this to happen. The American citizen is fed up and will not tolerate this illegal alien invasion any longer. Obama and his cronies have divided the country and the illegal aliens will never get the respect they want. No matter if the illegal aliens get amnesty they will not be respected in this country. This people are brazen, demanding and are breaking the laws of this nation. This illegal aliens should be deported!!!! NO to illegal immigration!!!!!

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