Frere Speech of Day Laborers in El Cajon

After learning that El Cajon police officers issued numerous citations to day laborers merely for remaining in one place on city sidewalks, in violation of a particular municipal code section, the ACLU wrote to the El Cajon city attorney explaining that the code section is unconstitutional on its face or as applied. We demanded that the city immediately stop enforcing the code provision and dismiss all citations under it.

The city attorney promptly responded that the city “has initiated efforts to immediately suspend enforcement” of the code section at issue, and those “citations issued but not formally resolved will be dismissed.”