Last year, when Arizona passed their controversial immigration law, there was a significant exodus of illegal immigrants leaving the state. A number of businesses found themselves having to clean up their practices of hiring of illegals.
Now Alabama is starting to see some effects of their new immigration law. After the federal appeals court upheld all but four provisions of the Alabama law, it is considered to be the strictest in the nation. Among those provisions that were upheld by the courts is the requirement instructing the teachers and administrators of public schools to verify immigration status of students.
Consequently, a significant number of Hispanic students from throughout the state have been absent from school. Some families say they will keep their kids home from school while many others have said that they will have to leave the state.
The exodus in Arizona and Alabama demonstrates that stricter immigration laws will work and reduce the number of illegals entering the country. If every state enacted similar laws and Obama and the Department of Justice enforced the federal laws already on the books, illegals wouldn’t have any place to go except back to their own countries.