Alabama’s new strict immigration laws have come under scrutiny and caused fear among many immigrant communities in the state. Media outlets have reported immigrants fleeing the state or removing their children from the school system, for fear of having authorities ask for their documentation. A recently published piece in The Republic, a Columbus, Ohio, newspaper, reveals that the fear is concentrated among Hispanic immigrants. While the law is not designed to target Hispanics, large groups of Vietnamese and other South Asian immigrants do not seem as concerned that the laws will affect them, the story reports. Despite the intentions of the law, it appears that immigrants communities themselves feel it is targeting Hispanics.

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