"The opening of a day laborer center is aiding and abetting illegal aliens, which is a violation of federal law," Turner said.
The center was created by the city in 1997 so that day laborers would not have to seek work on city streets.
"What is racist about wanting our laws enforced?" asked Evelyn Miller of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform. "We are for legal immigration. We are opposed to illegal immigration. We think it's an invasion of our country."
A similar protest at the day labor center Dec. 10 resulted in the arrest of a Save Our State member for allegedly shoving a counter-protester.
On Saturday the tables were turned, as a counter-demonstrator was arrested for battery for allegedly shoving Turner into the street.
Later, the counter-protesters turned their chants on police officers, calling them racists for not arresting Turner as well.
The counter-protesters are a loose coalition of groups who joined together in opposition to Save Our State as it began to target Home Depot stores and the labor centers, said Behzad Raghian of Los Angeles.
Save Our State needs to be exposed for its racist views so that it is not seen as a legitimate group, Raghian said.
"They are not going to the federal building, they're not protesting the government telling them to deal with illegal immigration," Raghian said. "They come out here and target the weakest members of our society, the people who are most threatened with deportation."
One solution to the issue of illegal immigration is amnesty for all workers who have come the U.S., Raghian said.