BUSINESS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

More Americans Now Turning To Day Labor Jobs Once Held By Illegal Immigrants

Growing ranks of U.S. citizens are heading to street corners and home improvement store parking lots to find day-labor work usually done by illegal immigrants.

The trend is most pronounced in regions where hot construction markets have collapsed, says Abel Valenzuela Jr., a professor of urban planning at the University of California-Los Angeles.

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