Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Alabama Immigration Law’s Surprise Result

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"Republican state Senator Scott Beason, a sponsor, said at a news conference last year that the restrictions on undocumented workers would “put thousands of native Alabamians back in the work force.”  Instead, it caused a labor shortage that resulted in the importation of hundreds of legal African and Haitian refugees, and Puerto Ricans, according to interviews with workers, advocacy organizations and businesses." - Bloomberg, Sept. 24, 2012.