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Latinos Get Little Thanks For Rebuilding New Orleans
NPR ^ | December 10, 2011 | Richard Gonzales

Posted on 12/10/2011 7:24:55 AM PST by moonshinner_09

Since Katrina, the Hispanic population in the New Orleans metro area has skyrocketed by more than 33,000 people. That's a 57-percent increase in the past decade, much higher than the national average.

They came for the construction jobs — and they've chosen to stay. Often, you can find about a dozen Latino men hanging out near a home improvement store looking for work near a mostly black neighborhood.

Yohanni Castillo, 38, a carpenter from Honduras, says he's been here since the early days of Katrina.

"Carpentry, demolitions, any kind of construction," he says. But lately, he says there's been less work available.

Castillo says the main problem is that employers want workers who have the papers to prove they're here legally. Right after Katrina, no one really cared. The other problem, he says, is that sometimes he doesn't get paid the wages he's been promised.

And everybody here can tell you the same story, Castillo says, because it's happened to everyone.

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KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; katrina
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These illegals should understand nobody ever said life was fair. Everybody who could helped out in regard to Katrina
1 posted on 12/10/2011 7:25:04 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
Latinos Get Little Thanks For Rebuilding New Orleans

Thanks. Now go home.

2 posted on 12/10/2011 7:29:01 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: moonshinner_09

“They came for the construction jobs — and they’ve chosen to stay. “

A continuing gift from Dubya, Rove, and the rest of the Open Borders traitors in the GOP. New Orleans follows in the footsteps of SoCal, another formerly American region. Say adios.


3 posted on 12/10/2011 7:29:45 AM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: Pelham

They can’t be force than the native New Orleans savages who shot at police, murdered and raped in the streets and looted every store they could.


4 posted on 12/10/2011 7:32:17 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: Mikey_1962

Did they get a salary while they were doing it or was it pure good hearted benevolence?

Thank you ceramics worker for the cup I’m drinking my coffee out of. If you were a Latino so much the better.


5 posted on 12/10/2011 7:32:36 AM PST by DManA
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To: moonshinner_09
I find it interesting the Spanish speaking population traveled there to find work while the indigenous population sit on their a$$es waiting for others to do the wok for them.
6 posted on 12/10/2011 7:32:52 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: moonshinner_09
Of course that will happen. New Orleans is a Chocolate City!
7 posted on 12/10/2011 7:33:17 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: moonshinner_09

Thank the locusts’?


8 posted on 12/10/2011 7:34:41 AM PST by jetson
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To: OldMissileer

You are not supposed to notice things like that.


9 posted on 12/10/2011 7:34:49 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: moonshinner_09

They want to be thanked for driving down the wage and keeping American workers from doing the job??? Oh, and again, they are now hanging out at the home depot..lol..why don`t they hire themselves? Non productive community...Stagnation and demise of the area due to illegal status, go home.


10 posted on 12/10/2011 7:35:25 AM PST by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: moonshinner_09

Blacks are waiting for no show union jobs. Between unions, illegals, and go-with-the-flow crony capitalist, wages will never be market driven in a regional market.
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11 posted on 12/10/2011 7:38:41 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Mikey_1962

I know liberals and even some here might flame me. But, here goes. The young black men in New Orleans could have worked towards rebuilding the city. Given the scope of the disaster, there was a great need for people whether they had particular job skills in construction or not. It could have been a learning opportunity for on the job training for some. Instead, we saw illegals do work. It was a lost opportunity, which could have saved some from a life of gang life.


12 posted on 12/10/2011 7:39:21 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: OldMissileer
"I find it interesting the Spanish speaking population traveled there to find work while the indigenous population sit on their a$$es waiting for others to do the wok for them."

Absolutely true. My husband went down there to help out and quickly got disillusioned because nobody was interested in helping themselves.

13 posted on 12/10/2011 7:39:27 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: moonshinner_09

A) you don’t get “thanks” for working, you get pay.

B) if you’re in the country illegally, you have zero legitimate complaint. you are breaking U.S. law by being here.

in the duh category, employers are an important enforcement point. if there is little to no enforcement of hiring illegal aliens, that creates a magnet that will pull illegals to the U.S. Enforcement on businesses is easy compared to chasing individual people around. A President just has to nod their head ok to enforcement by businesses and the jobs for illegals will dry up to very little.


14 posted on 12/10/2011 7:39:29 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Blacks are waiting for no show union jobs. Between unions, illegals, and go-with-the-flow crony capitalist, wages will never be market driven in a regional market.
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15 posted on 12/10/2011 7:39:34 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Mikey_1962

Why the hell should we thank them? Did they work for free?

They came here to work and were paid for the work they performed. And now that the work is done, they need to get the f*ck out my country.


16 posted on 12/10/2011 7:40:23 AM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: moonshinner_09
"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
17 posted on 12/10/2011 7:43:14 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: moonshinner_09
I wish NPR would preface these articles with instructions on which coddled and privileged entitlement minority is superior in each instance, I get so confused in how I'm supposed to think.
18 posted on 12/10/2011 7:43:36 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: moonshinner_09
they expect to be thanked for taking jobs and soaking up welfare resources???

19 posted on 12/10/2011 7:45:07 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

My wife went as a Red Cross nurse to Biloxi. The Red Cross was a mess, but the ladies would take teir own time to drive to a Wal Mart about 50 miles away and get the stuff people needed. The people were grateful for the help and cleaning up the mess. Different culture.


20 posted on 12/10/2011 7:46:40 AM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You’re right in what you said as it pertains to the situation. Ideally young blacks(I like to call them ‘’homey’’/the homies’’) could have been trained to do the work themselves but thanks to forty plus years of living on Uncle Sam’s welfare plantation homey not only doesn’t want to work, he doesn’t know how. As to Mexican illegals, they’ve destroyed their own country and show absolutely no desire to stay in it and fix it. Instead they break into our country, destroying it in the process and then bitch and moan(as they’re making money) that they aren’t appreciated and Americans are ‘’racist’’.


21 posted on 12/10/2011 7:48:17 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Why should any ethnic group or race get thanks for something. Did they ALL work on it? I’m hispanic/latino, do I deserve thanks for it? No! This is stupid and insulting. Thank the people who did the work, but hey, you paid for their work and I believe that is the only thanks I get for what I do. I hate this pandering crap.


22 posted on 12/10/2011 7:52:59 AM PST by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Did they rebuild it for free? Or did they get money in exchange for goods and services? Is work for money a quality admirable only in illegal aliens? So many questions...


23 posted on 12/10/2011 8:00:12 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: moonshinner_09

How about us taxpayers, gonzales, you dips*. WE PAID FOR ALL OF IT!


24 posted on 12/10/2011 8:01:53 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: bigdirty

Feel free to move here to SoCal and give us a first hand report.


25 posted on 12/10/2011 8:03:17 AM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: Mikey_1962
Latinos Get Little Thanks For Rebuilding New Orleans

Let's change that up a little, shall we?

White Conservatives Get Little Thanks For Providing Tax Dollars To The Welfare System And Keeping America Afloat.

26 posted on 12/10/2011 8:04:56 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: PieterCasparzen

“A President just has to nod their head ok to enforcement by businesses and the jobs for illegals will dry up to very little.”

Instead we have had a string of Presidents fighting to force a second illegal alien amnesty on the country.


27 posted on 12/10/2011 8:07:33 AM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: moonshinner_09

Before they took down the moldy sheetrock in my mom’s house, they also stole everything of value from it.

Luckily for her, she got the maximum insurance payout.


28 posted on 12/10/2011 8:10:34 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: OldMissileer

Not exactly. Many, many black people - entire neighborhoods - lost their homes, and had to relocate far away with their families because they had no place to live. The Hisp were then brought in as troops - no families - and housed in trailers. Interesting.


29 posted on 12/10/2011 8:13:16 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The young black men had nowhere to live.


30 posted on 12/10/2011 8:14:34 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: moonshinner_09
They came for the construction jobs — and they've chosen to stay.

LOLOL! They came into this country illegally and have CHOSEN TO STAY? NPR is revolting.

31 posted on 12/10/2011 8:18:07 AM PST by montag813
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To: Pelham
Instead we have had a string of Presidents fighting to force a second illegal alien amnesty on the country.

Just think. Our next president will continue down that same path whether Obama is there or not.
32 posted on 12/10/2011 8:19:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
"My husband went down there to help out and quickly got disillusioned because nobody was interested in helping themselves."

We have neighbors who went down to help. He a retired banker, she a liberal gal from a wealthy family. Volunteering for the Red Cross, she encountered a black woman who had three sons all in their 20s living with her. Each one had plasma flat screens in their rooms and all the electronics and flashy sport shoes you could imagine. The living room was filled with leather furniture, a mega flat screen and a 400 gallon salt water aquarium.

When our friend arrived the woman let her have it because their checks were late. She's still a bit soft, but not the liberal she was.

33 posted on 12/10/2011 8:20:12 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Wow, that’s one way of spinning it! I remember hearing a black union contractor say “We started rebuilding and then one day they said, ‘You can leave now. The Mexicans are here.’” Because guess who’s cheaper? They came and took the black guys’ jobs and now the black guys are ungrateful. Well, I’ll be damned!


34 posted on 12/10/2011 8:24:22 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: OldMissileer

No, no, no, no... the indigenous population was willing. There were black contractors on the job at first. But they were UNIONIZED, see. Too expensive.


35 posted on 12/10/2011 8:25:58 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Presumably they got paid... Isn’t that the thanks you are SUPPOSED to get for work?


36 posted on 12/10/2011 8:26:41 AM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: moonshinner_09

Thanks! Now go the f@ck home to Mexico and take your anchor babies with you.


37 posted on 12/10/2011 8:28:44 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Mikey_1962
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Latinos Get Little Thanks For Rebuilding New Orleans


Did these ILLEGAL PUKES GET PAID ????

Yes ....

Now ... get your Stinky ILLEGAL Butts out of the CRESCENT CITY ...

and then SWIM BACK across the RIO GRANDE !!!!!!




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38 posted on 12/10/2011 8:28:54 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne
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To: PieterCasparzen

I get a “thank you” every two weeks. It’s called a paycheck.


39 posted on 12/10/2011 8:31:35 AM PST by mrsloungitude ( USMC Mom)
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To: moonshinner_09

The international history of New Orleans: Spanish, French, American and now Mexican. Please pass the Meundo Etouffee please.


40 posted on 12/10/2011 8:34:11 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: moonshinner_09

If they received a paycheck while “rebuilding New Orleans”, they were thanked. They should be thanking the American taxpayers for all of the money they earned here.


41 posted on 12/10/2011 8:35:57 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: moonshinner_09

The illegal bastards were paid weren’t they? That’s all they are here for anyway. A real thanks would have been to arrest and deport them immediately on completion, fine them the amount of money they stole from taxpayers and deport their anchors with them. F them.


42 posted on 12/10/2011 8:37:02 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: moonshinner_09

So, let me understand this.

A majority of the “residents” of sections of New Orleans lay around and live off the government dime. They refused to leave during the hurricane and in the aftermath, while the levies were collapsing. They were trapped and had to rescued because they were too fat to get into school buses, according to Mayor Chocolate Nagin.
Then, after the government isn’t there to rescue them, give them luxury accommodations and free money to spend on McDonalds, strippers, fancy clothes, cigs and beer they blame whitey.
They abandoned their homes and brought crime to the cities that welcomed them in. They were offered meager accommodations from the government and overstayed their welcome everywhere, standing with their hands out demanding more from everyone.

During all this, some people decided to seize the opportunity and take the available jobs, earn a living through hard work. They never asked for anything for free and in most cases were under paid and worked incredibly long hours. They did this while the actual residents were sitting on the sidelines, partying and complaining that the government and their fellow citizens aren’t doing enough.
Not feeling sorry for the illegals, just offering some perspective.

Who would you want as your neighbor?

The lazy assed pigs too ignorant to get out of town, too fat to fit into school buses, too lazy to get back to the business of rebuilding their lives and too stupid to get jobs with a penchant for partying way too much and demanding the taxpayers subsidize their lives. Bitching about something that happened six years ago blaming it on a guy that had nothing to do with it..

or someone that works hard, expects nothing from the government and wants to be left alone.


43 posted on 12/10/2011 8:39:19 AM PST by newnhdad
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To: kabumpo; OldMissileer
"Not exactly. Many, many black people - entire neighborhoods - lost their homes, and had to relocate far away with their families because they had no place to live."

You're getting warmer. 'Forced to relocate' is a more apropos term. Plenty wanted to stay and rebuild, but they got packed off to other states.

44 posted on 12/10/2011 8:41:10 AM PST by moehoward
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To: cripplecreek

“Just think. Our next president will continue down that same path whether Obama is there or not.”

Exactly. The Treason Lobby is as powerful a part of the Republican establishment as it is the Democrat. Dubya, Rove and company weren’t an aberration, they are typical of the Republican establishment’s desire to make borders meaningless.


45 posted on 12/10/2011 8:45:03 AM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I knew some idealistic twits who went down there to help make it right after “Bush abandoned them”. I told them that they were wasting time, energy and possibly risking their lives for people who would not help themselves. They called me the various liberal names for people who don’t agree with them and went. After they came back early and disillusioned they avoided me like I had the plague. Witless idiots. Some people don’t deserve help and the illegal greasebags don’t deserve any thanks.


46 posted on 12/10/2011 8:45:17 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

My niece was lucky when she went to help. They went to Slidell I think it was. She said it was really a matter of helping out with odds and ends because the locals had everything under control.


47 posted on 12/10/2011 8:50:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: kabumpo
“The young black men had nowhere to live.”

I heard the “utes” moved to Houston, TX and tried their gangbanger, doper ways there — like the NOLA ‘hood. Texas threw them in prison. Surprise! No free passes for you.

As far as the “Chocolate City” occupants and illegals in NOLA go, they'll be killing each other over gang turf and drugs in no time. Competition will be fierce, but thanks to Obama’s and Holder's DoJ, DHS, and DoS — the Mexican gangs are much better armed than the local “gangstas”. Have a nice day, boys.

48 posted on 12/10/2011 8:53:49 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: moonshinner_09

Tough. Americans get no thanks for building America.


49 posted on 12/10/2011 8:54:15 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: kabumpo
Many, many black people - entire neighborhoods - lost their homes, and had to relocate far away with their families because they had no place to live.

I've never heard of a racist hurricane - but it sounds like you're saying Katrina only targeted blacks in New Orleans?

50 posted on 12/10/2011 8:55:59 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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