From Nov. 15 came this Newsmax summary of a Der Spiegel article on illegal aliens doing rebuilding in New Orleans:
...Tracing the responsibility for the clean up job is a similar to solving an alphabetic puzzle. UDR, it seems, was retained by KBR (formerly Kellogg, Brown & Root), which in turn is a subsidiary of Halliburton. KBR hired UDR to handle the Belle Chasse cleanup.
Relaxation of federal regulations involving employment policies allowed Halliburton/KBR and its subcontractors to hire undocumented workers and pay them meager wages (regardless of what wages the workers may have otherwise been promised). The two policies have recently been reversed.
Halliburton/KBR spokesperson Melissa Norcross told Der Spiegel. "In performing work for the U.S. government, KBR uses its government-approved procurement system to source and retain qualified subcontractors," she said in an e-mail.
"KBR's subcontractors are required to comply with all applicable labor laws and provisions when performing this work."