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WWNO News Features
Tue August 30, 2011
Immigrants Who Rebuilt New Orleans Left Unprotected
By Eve Abrams
New Orleans, Louisiana – In the six years since Hurricane Katrina, a noticeable increase of Latino immigrants have come to New Orleans to work. Many of them have done the backbreaking jobs gutting, cleaning, and rebuilding our city, but for these newcomers, New Orleans hasn't always lived up to its room-in-the-bowl-of-gumbo reputation. How New Orleans accommodates these -- its newest and most vulnerable citizens-- is one barometer for the kind of place a rebuilt New Orleans hopes to be. Eve Abrams reports.