Immigrants face uncertainty after Colorado floods

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

EVANS, Colo. (AP) Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally returned to their mobile home parks in flood-ravaged Colorado to find that there was little left to salvage -- not the water-damaged cars, not the old family pictures and not the sheds carried away by the rushing waters.

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