Remembering Immigrant Workers’ Contributions to Rebuilding After Hurricane Katrina

To remember and honor the important role that immigrant workers, many undocumented, played in rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina, the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans organized a prayer service marking the 15th anniversary of the storm.

Hurricane Katrina Homeowners and Immigrant Workers Speak Out for Fair and Compassionate Immigration Reform

NEW ORLEANS, LA - “We simply could not be where we are on the road to recovery [from Hurricane Katrina] without the labor of undocumented immigrants, and like tens of thousands of New Orleans homeowners, I am eager to stand in solidarity with the immigrant workers who helped rebuild our city,” says homeowner Mary Baudouin, whose Mid-City home stood in four feet of Katrina floodwater for three weeks.