This blog is intended to go along with Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, by John R. Weeks, published by Cengage Learning. The latest edition is the 12th (it came out in 2015), but this blog is meant to complement any edition of the book by showing the way in which demographic issues are regularly in the news.
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Alabama Revisited--After the "Self-Deportations"
I'm here in Atlanta at a meeting at Emory University. Since Atlanta is close to Alabama (the freeway road signs point to Birmingham and Auburn, for example), I was taken by the immediacy of a report forwarded to me by Ruben Rumbaut at UC-Irvine. He describes the story as a bridging of Irresistible Forces and Immigrant America (shameless plugs for our books, but there it is). This follows up on the incredibly restrictive laws against undocumented immigrants passes in Alabama a couple of years and subsequently upheld by the courts, as I noted at the time. The story is lengthy and detailed and worth the effort to read--and I need to catch a taxi to the airport...