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BP Oil Mess Leaves Gulf Vietnamese Jobless, Prey to Boat Scams

A line of jobless fishermen snakes out to the sweltering sidewalk from a small white-brick building where Boat People SOS, a Vietnamese-American advocacy group, is dispensing food vouchers.

Here in Bayou la Batre, Alabama, the BP Plc oil disaster that began in April with a rig explosion hit the area’s many Vietnamese especially hard.