70 Legal Construction Workers Lose Jobs To Cheap Illegal Aliens In AlabamaBy Digger / April 12, 2006 06:39 AM An Alabama employment agency that sent 70 laborers and construction workers to job sites in that state in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina says the men were sent home after just two weeks on the job by employers who told them "the Mexicans had arrived" and were willing to work for less. Linda Swope, who operates Complete Employment Services Inc. in Mobile, Ala., told The Washington Times last week that the workers -- whom she described as U.S. citizens, residents of Alabama and predominantly black -- had been "urgently requested" by contractors hired to rebuild and clear devastated areas of the state, but were told to leave three job sites when the foreign workers showed up. "After Katrina, our company had 70 workers on the job the first day, but the companies decided they didn't need them anymore because the Mexicans had arrived," Mrs. Swope said. "I assure you it is not true that Americans don't want to work. 70 Legal Construction Workers Lose Jobs To Cheap Illegal Aliens In Alabama : Diggers Realm Where was Obama and other black leaders when this was happening? I heard of a bill that will banned construction companies from hiring illegal aleins. When I get more I will get back to you.