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Unformatted text preview: representation. In the 1990, Mexican immigrants accounted for 3.3% of the construction workforce, but by 2004 the percentage had grown to 17%. In fact, approximately 40% of the workers who aided in the reconstruction of the pentagon, post 9/11, were of Latin origin. Rodriguez characterizes the U.S. immigration policy as hypocritical, because Washington refuses to grant citizenship to the very individuals who aided in the post Katrina reconstruction efforts....
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- Spring '08