Since Alabama introduced the nation's toughest anti-illegal immigration law, "unintended consequences" has mace life more difficult not only for undocumented immigrants, but also to documented, legal residents of the state. The new law, known as HB 56, has made every day activities like renewing a driver's license, teaching in public schools, or even helping an illegal immigrant with charity difficult or potentially criminal activities.
Alabama State Senator Gerald Dial, the Republican majority whip representing east Alabama’s 13th District, explains more about the immigration issue and how the bill can be fixed. Reverend Paul Zoghby of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Foley, Alabama says he has lost more than 20 percent of his congregation since the law was passed. He talks about what undocumented immigrants have experienced.