As construction faltered, many Hispanics returned to fields

Image by Flickr user Donnaphoto Image by 20090405-fields.jpg It's a job few would miss.

As the nation's home-construction bubble deflated in Charleston and around the country, both legal and illegal builders were forced to look for other work.

And for many Hispanics that has meant returning to the picking fields they had fought so hard to leave.

It's a story that The St. Petersburg Times has picked up on, and used the case of an undocumented immigrant who had called Charleston home, until the construction work disappeared.

Go read about it.

Hat tip to The Charleston City Paper for coming across this story.

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