Los Angeles Times

They helped clean up wreckage of 9/11. Now they face threat of deportation

NEW YORK - Within days of the terror attack that destroyed the World Trade Center, word spread in the immigrant neighborhoods of New York that workers were desperately needed to aid in the cleanup. The job would pay cash, about $10 an hour - no questions asked about Society Security cards or immigration status.

Then 32, Carlos Cardona had watched with horror from a construction site across the bay in Brooklyn. Although his construction job paid a little better, he felt he ought to pitch in to help the country where he'd lived since his teens (having moved here illegally from Colombia), where he was married to a U.S. citizen

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times1 min read
Goalie Cal Petersen Signs Contract Extension With Kings
LOS ANGELES - Cal Petersen signed a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings worth $858,833 annually. The contract pays two ways, at the NHL and minor league levels, for next season and one way for the following two seasons. Petersen,
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Team In No Hurry To Move Julio Urias From His Current Bullpen Role
PHILADELPHIA - The Los Angeles Dodgers' need for a reliable, conventional left-handed reliever was never more obvious than in the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. The score was tied with Jackie Bradley Jr., a left-handed batte
Los Angeles Times4 min readSociety
Citing New Evidence, Judge Angrily Denies Bail For Leader Of La Luz Del Mundo Church
LOS ANGELES - The leader of La Luz del Mundo church remained impassive in a Los Angeles courtroom as a witness for prosecutors described a video that he alleged showed Naason Joaquin Garcia participating in a sexual threesome involving a minor. State