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More than a dozen immigrant day laborers interviewed by the Sun say work has sputtered to a near halt in the past few months, and that making ends meet is becoming a more difficult task... Many of the immigrant day laborers came to the New York area to earn money and send it back to their native countries - transfers known as remittances. Now, many say they can no longer afford the transfers and some are reporting hunger and bouts of homelessness... Some immigrants interviewed by the Sun said they would return to their homeland as soon as they earned enough money for a one-way plane fare.
Immigration2007b · Thu, 11/08/2007 - 21:04 · Importance: 1