Illegal immigrants affected by Hurricane Katrina should have "protected humanitarian status," representatives of Latin American and Caribbean communities said Tuesday in an appeal to the White House.I'm sure our "American" president would love to give those kind-hearted cheap laborers as much assistance as he can sneak by the American people. It's our job to make sure that doesn't happen: we need reconstruction jobs to go to Americans, not to illegal aliens. This article also includes a quote from the National Council of La Raza.
The groups said the protection is needed because immigrants fearing deportation, including some with U.S.-born children, are not seeking help at shelters because officials are asking for Social Security numbers in order to enter.
"The immigrants are the invisible victims of the hurricane," said Gloria Saucedo, of Hermandad Mexicana of Los Angeles, Calif., whose group is a member of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, which is pushing for immigration reform...
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