Employers could be required to register. They could post wage bonds.

This case really represents a national crisis. Advocates at the national level are receiving many phone calls [about] workers who've been recruited in one state to the post-Katrina region to do reconstruction.

We certainly have more attorneys and resources than we've had in the last 12 years [and] we are filing larger claims. We could triple our legal staff tomorrow and still not have enough legal staff to handle all the cases that we see.

Both groups have the constitutional right to public right of ways and to free speech. But one group's rights cannot infringe upon one another, and that's what legal observers are there for.