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Old 09-12-2011, 08:10 AM
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Default Sick Immigrant Workers from Ground Zero Afraid to Seek Help

If we ever needed an illustration of immigrants doing jobs Americans simply won't do, here is the quintessential example. The Wall Street Journal reports In the months after the Sept. 11 attacks, Nayibe Padredin cleaned offices around ground zero, clearing thick layers of dust so lower Manhattan could get back to work. Three months into the job, she began to have coughing attacks and headaches, struggled to get air and found herself easily fatigued. But she kept working, reasoning that she needed the money. Hundreds of low-paid cleaners toiled alongside her, many of them also Spanish-speaking immigrants. Now Padredin and...

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