"Terrified by Alabama's
strict new immigration crackdown, parents living in the state illegally
say they are doing something that was unthinkable just days ago —
asking friends, relatives, co-workers and acquaintances to take their
children if they're arrested or deported. Many illegal immigrants
signed documents in the past week allowing others to care for their
children if needed, assistance groups say, and a couple living illegally
in nearby Shelby County extracted a promise from the man's boss to send
their three young children — all U.S. citizens — to Mexico should they be jailed under the law."
Associated Press, Oct. 9, 2011.