Alabama's Immigration MissPublished: Sep 25, 2012 10:00 am By: JASON L. RILEY
"Alabama was one of five states last year that passed Arizona-style laws to crack down on illegal immigration. Lawmakers sold the legislation to the public as a way to boost employment for native-born workers, who presumably were being elbowed out of the workforce by illegal aliens.
Restricting undocumented labor would "put thousands of native Alabamians back in the work force," said Republican state Sen. Scott Beason, a sponsor of the bill, at a news conference last year. But that's not what has happened since the law took effect. Instead, Alabama experienced a work shortage in the poultry industry and elsewhere and subsequently turned to African and Haitian refugees to do jobs once largely performed by legal and illegal Mexicans who were scared off by the new law."
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