"Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools
in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law
cracking down on illegal immigration. Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn
their children from classes or kept them home...
"Over a month after the nation’s toughest immigration law took effect in
Alabama, hundreds of Hispanic students are still missing from the
state’s public school system – and they are likely gone for good." - Politico, Nov. 2, 2011 .