Current event six article 10-09-2011

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Alabama's immigration law prompts alarm The bulk of the law, the nation's strictest, is now in effect. Some praise it as 'attrition through enforcement';  others see a humanitarian crisis. Reporting from Leeds, Ala.—  Alabama's estimated 130,000 illegal immigrants are worried. They are confused. And in some cases, they have  disappeared. They have disappeared from classrooms and from tomato fields. Last week, some had disappeared from the Guadalajara Jalisco restaurant, a former diner now serving Tex-Mex  fare to a largely American-born clientele in this sleepy town east of Birmingham. Manager Fredy Vergara had lost three of his 12 employees, and more workers said they planned to leave soon,  fleeing in fear of Alabama's new immigration law. Waiter Ever Salas struck out for Washington state. Elbia Manzilla, for Texas. A hostess named Joana was a legal  resident, but her parents were not, Vergara said. They would probably head out soon for Chicago. On Wednesday afternoon, the regulars were rolling in for the lunch rush, and Vergara's staff was making do,  serving up enchiladas and chile rellenos, brisk and courteous. "But all we're thinking about," said Vergara, a legal resident from Colombia, "is immigration." The bulk of the new immigration law, the nation's strictest, is now in effect after being upheld Sept. 28 by a  federal judge. Among other things, the law requires police to check the immigration status of suspects and turn illegal  immigrants over to federal authorities. It requires school officials to demand birth certificates from students 
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