BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A new report says Alabama is home to
between 85,000 and 120,000 illegal immigrants.

The study was released Tuesday by the Pew Hispanic Center.

It's an attempt to count a group of people who are hard to document and move frequently, making it difficult to get a more exact population estimate.

The report estimates that Alabama's illegal immigrant population
has more than doubled from about 40,000 in 2005.

Two decades ago, an estimated 5,000 illegal immigrants lived in the state.

The numbers for Alabama may sound large, but the report says
other Southern states including Florida, Georgia and North Carolina have far greater numbers of illegal immigrants.


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  • by Janie Location: Dothan on Apr 16, 2009 at 12:10 PM
    I believe it! Check out the trailer parks on Saunders Rd. and Walmart- Southside on a weekend. Hispanics are everywhere!!
  • by William Location: Enterprise on Apr 16, 2009 at 11:17 AM
    They tout that statistic like they're proud of it. If people can't see the social-economic ramifications of this problem then we're all in for a rude awakening.
  • by becky Location: ozark on Apr 16, 2009 at 09:41 AM
    if we would stop making their life so good and giving them , medical and putting up with it maybe they would stop coming
  • by CYNTHIA Location: ENTERPRISE on Apr 16, 2009 at 09:29 AM
    I's time for another Operation Wetback. The U.S. has already had two. One during the Depression and another after WWII.
  • by Janie Location: Dothan on Apr 16, 2009 at 08:53 AM
    I beleive it! If you don't go by the trailer parks on Saunders Rd. or go to walmart southside, especially on a Friday & Saturday. They are everywhere.
  • by Jim Location: Rural Daleville on Apr 15, 2009 at 10:40 PM
    Round them up and ship them back to where they came from.....
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