Lack of translators makes oil spill claims process arduous for Southeast Asian immigrants
- Organization: al.com
- Author: David Ferrara
- Document Type: Article/News
- Creation Date: Monday, August 23, 2010
- Submitted: Monday, August 23, 2010
- Attachment(s): LINK
Hundreds of non-English-speaking seafood industry workers endured an arduous claims process in south Mobile County - an area heavily populated by immigrants from Southeast Asia - because of what one volunteer group identified as a lack of translators.
Oil spill claims czar Ken Feinberg, who takes the reins from BP today, promised that he would smooth out the process for non-English-speakers in Bayou La Batre.