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Slipping Away: Livelihood and Way-of-Life Fade for Immigrant Fishermen in the Gulf

“It ain’t no more about commercial fishermen, it’s about becoming an oil company man,” says a local fisherman with Spanish roots who is feeling the impact of the BP oil spill and the clean-up effort.

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Special Report: Amid Oil Spill Crisis, U.S. Authorities Search for Undocumented Immigrant Cleanup Workers

Federal immigration officials have been visiting command centers on the Gulf Coast to check the immigration status of Hispanic response workers hired by BP and its contractors.