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Large hispanic populations moved to New Orleans after Katrina to fill out the reconstruction jobs.  Now a new catastrophe is employing recent immigrants. The number of hispanic workers (many of whom aren’t here legally) working clean-up jobs has caght the eye of Louisiana Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  “It’s like, ‘round everybody up and leave the oil on the beach,’” said Darlene Kattan, Director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. “In a catastrophic situation like this, I think we should be more well-reasoned.”

(Image by Annie Correal)

http://news.feetintwoworlds.org/2010/06/04/special-report-u-s-immigration-authorities-crack-down-on-gulf-oil-spill-cleanup-workers/