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Old 05-19-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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Josue Vega was one of thousands of immigrant workers who flocked to New Orleans in 2005 in hopes of finding a rebuilding job in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
He worked seven days a week and earned more than twice his normal earnings. But with work now down to three days a week, the 20-year-old is planning to go home to Honduras.
"My goal is to be here until November, and then never come back," he said. "I've had enough."
Immigrant workers in New Orleans start leaving (broken link)
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Oh well.

Good riddance to lawbreakers.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:56 PM
 
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Adios, illegals!
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: California
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Oh well.

Good riddance to lawbreakers.
They rebuilt that city. Both parties benefited from them being there: the city and the immgirants themselves.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:16 AM
 
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They rebuilt that city. Both parties benefited from them being there: the city and the immgirants themselves.
Trust me, if they weren't there the city would have been rebuilt -- by American/legal workers.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:21 AM
 
Location: southern california
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odd that the citizens of new orleans relyed on foreigners to rebuild their city. didn't jessie jackson give a speech on that?
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:34 AM
 
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President Bush suspended The Davis-Bacon Act to allow cheap labor to rebuild New Orleans.

Bush Suspends Pay Act In Areas Hit by Storm
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Trust me, if they weren't there the city would have been rebuilt -- by American/legal workers.
Thank you, David . . . excellent point.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:37 AM
 
Location: California
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Trust me, if they weren't there the city would have been rebuilt -- by American/legal workers.
That place was a disaster. The city was in a state that the needed all the help they could get. Even now, the city isn't doing too good.

The racist mayor they had over there was the one that made the speech I believe. Nagin.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:38 AM
 
Location: California
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President Bush suspended The Davis-Bacon Act to allow cheap labor to rebuild New Orleans.

Bush Suspends Pay Act In Areas Hit by Storm
Oh yeah, Bush...that guy who let all the black people drown.
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