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Joseph B. Atkins

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781934110805

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.001.0001

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Immigrants from a Deeper South

Immigrants from a Deeper South

(p.210) Chapter 12 Immigrants from a Deeper South
Covering for the Bosses

Joseph B. Atkins

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the increasing number of Mexican immigrants arriving in the South. The Latino population has been doing the dead-end jobs in the Southern states that most of the people living there would reject, including the hazardous job of rebuilding the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast. It notes that most of the Latino workers also do their work in dangerous conditions and they are often underpaid. It adds that one out of four of these Latino workers is undocumented, so when they don’t get paid, they have nowhere to go, because they were not officially employed in the first place.

Keywords:   immigrants, Latino workers, dead-end jobs, Gulf Coast, Latino population

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