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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Shocker: Tough Alabama Immigration Law already Working

I hope Mr. Rick Perry is taking notice because what a variation of he avoided pushing through his state Legislature in a Special Session this past June, got through Alabama's Legislature (and a Federal Judge); and it's working. Schools there are seeing a Hispanic students disappearing, presumably because those students, their parents, or both are in the country illegally. Meanwhile, Rick Perry signed a Bill that granted in-state tuition to illegal aliens and declared anyone who disagreed with such a bill is without 'a heart.'

Via AP/The Blaze:
Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state’s tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.

Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home this week, afraid that sending the kids to school would draw attention from authorities.

There are no precise statewide numbers. But several districts with large immigrant enrollments — from small towns to large urban districts — reported a sudden exodus of children from Hispanic families, some of whom told officials they would leave the state to avoid trouble with the law, which requires schools to check students’ immigration status.
As far as I can tell, there are only two reasons why these children would be pulled out of school.

1.) Their parents have something to hide
2.) Their parents are the victims of fear-mongering from the left

In either case, the new law is already causing people to flee the state.
Local and state officials are pleading with immigrant families to keep their children enrolled. The law does not ban anyone from school, they say, and neither students nor parents will be arrested for trying to get an education.

But so far, many Spanish-speaking families aren’t waiting around to see what happens.

A school worker in Albertville — a community with a large poultry industry that employs many Hispanic workers — said Friday many families might leave town over the weekend for other states. About 22 percent of the community’s 4,200 students are Hispanic.

“I met a Hispanic mother in the hallway at our community learning center this morning, where enrollment and withdrawal happens. She looked at me with tears in her eyes. I asked, ‘Are you leaving?‘ She said ’Yes,’ and hugged me, crying,” said the worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not an authorized spokeswoman.
I'm sorry but I have an extremely hard time believing that this new law would cause LEGAL residents in the US to flee the state.

Then again, they can always head over to Texas. We've got in-state college tuition available for them.

h/t The Blaze

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