Ala. Loses Workers As Immigration Law Takes Effect

AP
Alabama immigration law
Alabama immigration law

By Phillip Rawls


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away many construction workers, roofers and field hands in the country legally who do backbreaking jobs that Americans generally won't.

The vacancies have created a void that will surely deal a blow to the state's economy and could slow the rebuilding of Tuscaloosa and other tornado-damaged cities.