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123 Hispanics withdraw from Albertville schools

26 students leave Boaz school system

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 4:15 pm

Absentee and withdrawal rates have been up at Albertville and Boaz schools since a federal judge upheld Alabama's new immigration law.

According to Albertville Superintendent Ric Ayer, 123 Hispanic students have withdrawn from the city school system as of Monday. A total of 58 were absent on Monday, that is down from the 107 absent on Friday.

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  • bamabadboy posted at 3:01 pm on Mon, Oct 10, 2011.

    bamabadboy Posts: 285

    Triple B has spoken. So there's nothing left to say on this subject.

  • bamabadboy posted at 3:00 pm on Mon, Oct 10, 2011.

    bamabadboy Posts: 285

    123 withdraw, Why? Because their parents KNOW they are not here legally. Know what I call that? A good start.

  • Exaggie posted at 12:36 pm on Wed, Oct 5, 2011.

    Exaggie Posts: 53

    Is it true , that in our current system that you can not fail a Hispanic student if he ., she can"t pass English class?

  • beasowl posted at 12:02 am on Wed, Oct 5, 2011.

    beasowl Posts: 21

    The corporate world has obviously outbid the People.

  • beasowl posted at 11:48 pm on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    beasowl Posts: 21

    so yes, if your gut instinct is to give them water...shouldn't your soul also want them to have a better life whether it's in Alabama or elsewhere?

  • Billy Bob posted at 11:29 pm on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    Billy Bob Posts: 30

    Beasowl, what color is the sky on your planet?

  • Mike Lockwood posted at 9:00 pm on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    Mike Lockwood Posts: 432


    For your info the border patrol and the ranchers and farmers on the border have always helped the illegals and kept many from dying from dehydration. I say help in that they do make sure they have water and if need be some food so that they will survive. At the same time many of the ranchers and farmers will turn the illegals position into the border patrol so that they can be deported. So to answer your question the government has saved more illegals from dying of lack of water than their own governments have.

    As for can people come from other states to work; of course they can do you know what a migrant worker is. Do you also know that there is a temporary VISA program that allows farmers to request those workers to pick their crops?

    The problem is many farmers don't want to fill out the paperwork to have legal workers. They also do not want to pay the required extras that are required by law for the legal workers.

    As for who wants a bigger government, the liberals have always pushed for bigger government and have increased what they think the government should do. Iwill say that both parties have grown the government in the past but only one is currently pushing to reduce that size now and it sure isn't the liberals.

  • beasowl posted at 5:13 pm on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    beasowl Posts: 21

    Can workers that live in another state be brought to Alabama to work?

  • beasowl posted at 5:10 pm on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    beasowl Posts: 21

    So if the government tells a thirsty "illegal" man who is about to die of dehydration, that he can't have a sip of water . Are we suppose to allow that?

  • beasowl posted at 5:07 pm on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    beasowl Posts: 21

    Republicans are the people who really want a big government, the liberals would just like more reform in our current laws.

  • GUDWAR posted at 4:52 pm on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    GUDWAR Posts: 508

    again you people dont get it. im not doing a morality play around here. in six months time we will see the effects of this some good some bad. only time will prove or disprove anything someone has said. again im not in the morality business

  • Mike Lockwood posted at 3:28 pm on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    Mike Lockwood Posts: 432

    The fact is the chicken plants aren't going to close and the illegals aren't running off to Georgia as you posted bbb. They passed their law before Alabama did and illegals have been leaving their state just as fast as they have been leaving here.

    If an illegal runs off with a vehicle and doesn't pay then the owner/lien holder has every right to repo the vehicle just like they always have.

    They may be moving to other states and not back to their countries of origin however what is going to happen when all the illegals from Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina, flood into Tennessee or the other border states? I will answer for you; the legal residents will be pushing their legislators to follow the lead of Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia and passing their own laws forcing the illegals into even fewer states until every state has their own laws pushing the illegals out or until the fed decides to enforce the laws already on the books and force most of the illegals to self deport.

    Obviously you didn't go down to Wayne's Farms open house and hiring fair. It even made he New York Times and they reported that huge crowds of whites, blacks and hispanics were there filling out job applications.

    To think a real job is going to disappear just because illegals leave is ridiculous. You can look at every occasion where mass firings or mass deportations of illegals have occured and you will see that as soon as the jobs were opened legal residents were in line to take them. The same will hold true in this state and every other.

    The doom and gloom that people continue to preach on the mass exodus of illegals is just another load of bs! I was in Arizona when that state passed its law and saw thousands of illegals flee the state. Guess what Arizona is still there and more businesses are moving in.

    Economically speaking there is no need for 11 million mostly uneducated illegals in this country. We aren't having a second coming of the industrial revolution and we sure don't need to outsource anymore jobs to people that don't belong here.

  • bbb1979 posted at 2:50 pm on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    bbb1979 Posts: 1

    While, I agree they should not be here illegally I am very scared to think of what this state is going to lose. How many rental homes will be emptied, how many cars will be taken and no longer paid for at their new residence. How many chicken plants will close and leave the American citizens that work there unemployed and their jobs moved to Tennessee or Georgia because that is where all of these people are moving to. They are not moving back to Mexico, just other states.....

  • KMART1968 posted at 2:08 pm on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    KMART1968 Posts: 11

    The Sandman nailed it! Very well said.
    It's time to wake up and smell the enchiladas. This cry of prejudice has been going on way too long an is so worn out and tiring.

  • PPCorella posted at 11:49 am on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    PPCorella Posts: 1

    I wholeheardtly agree with you TerryN. What is it about "illegal" that most liberals don't get?

  • Ctop posted at 11:14 am on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    Ctop Posts: 12


    You have taken what I said out of context as you have what is recorded in Romans 13:1. If you get anarchy out of what I wrote, I am not sure you are sane.

  • gandalf posted at 10:37 am on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    gandalf Posts: 13

    Ctop, if you want a scripture reference concerning the law and it's legitimacy ... how's this?

    Romans 13:1 "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. "

    We are a nation of laws, not of man. Our laws are intended to protect the liberty of citizens. What you are pushing is anarchy or mob rule.

  • DangYankee posted at 9:48 am on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    DangYankee Posts: 11

    SO VERY TRUE SANDMAN!!!! Thank you for making that very valid point! I would be interested to see also how much of OUR money is sent back to these other countries. I think people would be shocked and amazed. Also, a dollar amont on services they recieve (food assistance etc) and also curious as to how much is never paid to the hospitals as well by "illegals" (regardless of color).

  • DangYankee posted at 9:43 am on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    DangYankee Posts: 11

    Sorry, not everyone will enter heaven. We WILL no less be judged. Secondly, this is not about race but, HEY, if you can't come up with a logical arguement for why people should not obey the LAW, let's play the race card out of desperation. The law does not need the bible to defend it. (seperation of church and state remember? No 10 commandments in the courtroom?) So please don't use the bible to make YOUR point now. If we want to make this about race we can. Why am I, a white legal American, Why am I, a white, legal American, expected to show birth certificate, social security card, AND valid up-to-date blue slip to enroll my child in school? Are they racially profiling me when I walk in because I have white skin? I'm just asking.....discuss....

  • Ctop posted at 6:28 am on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    Ctop Posts: 12

    While we are all entitled to our own opinion, we are not entitled to our own facts. Those who are using the Bible to defend the law need to try reading the Bible. According to Scripture we are all citizens of a heavenly kingdom, brothers and sisters in Christ, members of one body, etc. Our true citizenship is in heaven, not in a man-made system of national identities. When God looks at us, He does not check our earthly citizenship to determine our heavenly eligibility...


  • prestonbeckett posted at 1:37 am on Tue, Oct 4, 2011.

    prestonbeckett Posts: 27

    I agree too, I don't so much encourage a " witch hunt' on undocumented citizens and I don't necessarily think it will be. But Alabama should have the right to enforce a law the government seemingly neglects too.

  • GUDWAR posted at 5:59 pm on Mon, Oct 3, 2011.

    GUDWAR Posts: 508

    teeryn who you goona go after when the hispanics are gone. just saying

  • TerryN posted at 4:27 pm on Mon, Oct 3, 2011.

    TerryN Posts: 290

    Wouldn't even be news if the Federal government would have upheld the U.S. Constitution the past 20 years. Alabama had to do it for them.