Immigrants struggle to cope in Sandy's aftermath
Groups that are part of the National Day Labor Organizing Network have also brought day laborers to do volunteer cleanup activities on weekends. El Centro del Inmigrante is trying to become a hiring center for day laborers, making sure that they work in safe and secure conditions.
‘‘A center like that is urgently needed,’’ Mercado said. ‘‘We feel that now, after Sandy, this is the right moment to do it.’’