Alabama Immigration Law

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --

Parents living in Alabama illegally say they are terrified by the state's strict immigration crackdown, and advocates say some are making plans for others to take care of their children if they are arrested or deported.

Social worker Jazmin Rivera says she helps dozens of Spanish-speaking immigrants fill out paperwork each week. Many immigrants sign power of attorney forms that allow someone else to care for their children if needed. Rivera says people are scared and want to make sure their children are cared for.

State Sen. Scott Beason, a key Republican sponsor of the new law, says such concerns never were raised when lawmakers considered
the measure. He says such stories may be designed to build sympathy for illegal immigrants.


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  • by n,a Location: n,a on Oct 23, 2011 at 06:03 AM
    First I can understand were yall are come from but key me say this if they get a cdl and come from Mexico and do a crime do u know they won't force them to pay out to pay out any money just like swift and that one who killed that family in new jersey come to fine out he was not suppose to be in the us but they did not to him the federal government says sorry for ur lost but we can't make them pay sorry
  • by broke system Location: tally on Oct 10, 2011 at 05:54 PM
    we need to close off the floodgates and send as many illegals back to their country. It would be cheaper to fly them home now than what it will cost the citizens of this country further down the road. No more scholarships either, whats up with that. Citizens first!!! Send home the anchor babies too , another huge drain on our system. Citizens First!!!
  • by Georgia Mom Location: Whigham on Oct 10, 2011 at 03:42 PM
    All states should enact laws to deal with illegal aliens and enforce them since the federal government has failed to take action. Within the Medicaid and other government agencies that deal with them it is 'understood' that they use several different names, with a selection of falsified documents to use as needed. If an American citizen were to file an insurance claim using a false identity or use a false ID and name for employment that American would face criminal charges but I challenge you to find one (1) illegal alien who has been charged with that crime in the state of Georgia. God bless the legislators of Alabama and other states who have taken a stand, it is about time! Oh and to Jennifer, didn't understand what the dental issue is all about unless you're wanting the US taxpayers to pay your boyfriends dental bill....do like the rest of us working folks with and without dental, save and make payments. It is time to stop the gravy train for folks who live off the US taxpayers, past time!
  • by Jennifer Location: California on Oct 10, 2011 at 10:51 AM
    As a 5th generation U.S. citizen and I'm in a mixed status relationship with a man who doesn't even speak his native language. He has a lot of anger and so do I. We are now going through the process and will many years before he gets any chance at becoming what he wishes. He is barred from becoming a U.S. citizen because of his parent's crimes. He didn't commit the crime his parents did, as he was just 5 years old when he came to America. I have paid out over $4,000 in dental bills as he has gone without dental his whole life. He had to a have a crown placed but other then that his teeth are surprisingly in great shape the dentist noted. What Albama has done to hard working U.S. citizen families in my situation requires us to become single parents and shed more tears. The system is broken and we need it fixed now!
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Oct 10, 2011 at 07:34 AM
    Go home illegal alien. The problem is from a choice you made not to comply with US law. It's your fault not ours. You violate US law, now you want it to protect you? Go home. Do it the right way..
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