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According to a Pew Hispanic Center report, in 2005, 56% of illegal immigrants were from Mexico; 22% were from other Latin American countries, primarily from Central America; 13% were from Asia; 6% were from Europe and Canada; and 3% were from Africa and the rest of the world.
Exodus follows ruling upholding state's tough law cracking down on illegal immigration
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Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home this week, afraid that sending the kids to school would draw attention from authorities.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 of Hispanic parents, some of whom told officials they planned to leave the state to avoid trouble with the law, which requires schools to check students' immigration status.
"In the case of this law, our students do not have anything to fear," Casey Wardynski said in halting Spanish. He urged families to send students to class and explained that the state is only trying to compile statistics.
Police, he insisted, were not getting involved in schools.
A school worker in Albertville — a community with a large poultry industry that employs many Hispanic workers — said Friday that many families might leave town over the weekend for other states. About 22 percent of the community's 4,200 students are Hispanic.
Originally posted by RelentlessLurker
im sure theres plenty of legal hispanic students that didnt bat an eyelid.
Originally posted by ShadowMonk
reply to post by RelentlessLurker
My racist little brother and I are both legal immigrants, and we laugh until we cry every time we see those buses roll through Walmart or Home Depot. They've been doing it every 6-8 mo. around here for a couple of years, and the numbers are always thinning, but it's never any less funny. There's always a couple that try to run, which is even funnier when they realize that there's a handful of squad cars outside as well.
It's nothing personal, but if we had to wait in line, so do you.
Originally posted by usmc0311
I think that this is a terrible situation to have happen. People that come here illegally just want a chace at a better life. Yes some that come are criminals but for the most part their just seeking refuge from terrible living conditions. Forget that your americans for a minute and think like human beings for a change. I garantee that if you had to live in some of the places these people come from you would be grabbing your families and high-tailing it straight to the USA. The reason our countries so messed up right now is not from illegal immigrants stealing jobs. The reason is beacuase we have corrupt governments who continue to allow the degradation of our societys in order to gain and maintain controll of the masses. Someday we will live in a world that knows no borders and where people can just get along amd treat each other like human beings. The question is, how long is it going to take?