Fallout from the state’s harsh law addressing illegal immigration is being felt on a number of levels.
June 1, 2012Armando Macias, 43, cuddles with his daughter, Lesly Macias, 3, on the floor of their trailer in Albertville, Ala. They had to sell their furniture to pay bills. Last year Alabama passed the harshest law against illegal immigrants in the nation. Many families fled the state. The Macias family stayed, but they don't feel welcome. They claim the system is prejudiced against Latinos. Armando Macias is from Mexico and has been in the United States for 23 years. His wife, Nora Terrazas, 34, has been here for 12 years. They have two children Lesly Macias, 3, and Joshua Macias, 9 months.Sarah L. Voisin/The WASHINGTON POST
With the Supreme Court expected to rule this month on a similar Arizona law against illegal immigrants, Alabama’s towns and businesses are grappling with the consequences of their state’s tough measure.