Saturday, October 08, 2011

Hispanics leave school in face of Alabama's tough immigration law

Immigrant families are moving out of Alabama or at least keeping their kids home from school, because of the new laws. - - Donna Poisl

By Mark Guarino, Staff writer

Hispanic students did not show up for school in noticeable numbers Thursday and Friday in Alabama following a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday that upheld several provisions of a harsh state law restricting illegal immigration in the state.

The absence of Hispanic students has many education leaders worried that immigrant families are withdrawing their children from school to prevent state authorities from looking into their legal status.
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