La. sheriff fears illegal immigrants helping with Gulf oil spill cleanup
NEW ORLEANS -- A sheriff in suburban New Orleans has asked federal authorities to investigate reports that illegal immigrants are working on the Gulf oil spill cleanup effort.
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Jack A. Stephens said Wednesday that he asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement weeks ago to look into the reports.
This looks like much ado about nothing. But after Hurricane Katrina, there were scores of reports (and even a few criminal prosecutions for fraud) that contractors were using illegal aliens and exploiting them.