Hispanic students leave Alabama schools

Many undocumented pupils stay away from school after court ruling upholds tough new immigration laws.


    Many Hispanic students have started to leave schools in the US state of Alabama after a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new immigration laws.

    The laws require new pupils to provide birth certificates when registering. However, many students who were born in the US remain undocumented.

    Now, some Hispanic families have started leaving the state, despite assurances that children will not be denied an education.
    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from the city of Birmingham in Alabama.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.