Here is a perfect example of why companies love South Carolina so passionately
and why workers will always be under their heal in this third world state. This
story comes from an associate in North Carolina. And remember – this could be
you some day.
Eliberio Rodriguez and his brother were working on construction job for a company
in Myrtle Beach recently, when a wall fell on Rodriguez, giving him severe spinal
injuries. When the company was informed of the accident, both brothers were fired.
Being unable to walk or work, Rodriguez was forced to return to Mexico.
Centro para la Defensa Migrante, a Mexican workers' rights organization, helped him
find a lawyer who is pursuing his case, but now the court is requesting him to be
present at his hearing in the U.S. CDM will help with filling the visa application and
all the lobbying that needs to be done for this situation, but there is no money for him
to return to South Carolina.
Eliberio Rodriguez is still unemployed and is unable to walk normally. He will need to
pay for transportation from his house to the consulate for his visa interview and back
home. Then, if he is accepted, he will need transportation to S.C. and back. He will
also have some preliminary expense for his application and miscellaneous costs,
including food. His friends estimate that he will need at least $2500 to take care of
A group in N.C. Is helping with the fund raising. Can you make a donation? If so,
Sandy Smith-Nonini, PhD
American Board of Pediatrics
& Research Assistant Professor
Dept. of Anthropology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Ph: 919-286-7396; c: 358-6341
Address: 2030 Englewood Ave.
Durham. NC 27705