New York Times
In the Times' "Room for Debate" column, Peter Spiro of Temple's Beasley School of Law responded to a question about the constitutionality of Alabama's new law which requires schools to ascertain the immigration status of their pupils. The law will result in dislocation and hardship for these non-citizens, but at the same time it may actually end up serving the interests of this group, wrote Spiro. "Across the state line in Georgia, farmers are bleeding money as they find themselves with no one to bring in the harvest. As Alabama faces a similar dislocation, it may come to appreciate undocumented aliens, too," he wrote.