Few Americans Take Immigrants' Jobs In Alabama

By Jay Reeves and Alicia A. Caldwell


ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) -- Potato farmer Keith Smith saw most of his immigrant workers leave after Alabama's tough immigration law took effect, so he hired Americans. It hasn't worked out: Most show up late, work slower than seasoned farm hands and are ready to call it a day after lunch or by midafternoon. Some quit after a single day.