Immigrants Face Uncertainty After Colorado Floods

EVANS, Colo. (September 27, 2013)--Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally have returned to their mobile home parks in flood-ravaged Colorado to find little left to salvage.

Their vehicles are water-damaged and the rushing water carried away everything from old family pictures and sheds.

The destruction, however, was only the beginning of what's been a nightmarish two weeks.

The immigrants didn't have flood insurance, and because they are not citizens or legal residents and don't have family members who are they won't get the federal government's help.

How quickly they can rebuild their lives with the help of volunteer groups and independent donors will have long-term ramifications on the Weld County industries that depend on their labor, from meatpacking plants and farms to construction and hotels.


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