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In Alabama Town, Obama Immigration Move Brings Hope and Sneers

Posted on AllSides November 22nd, 2014
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Residents here have long grown accustomed to the bright flourish of Hispanic flavor that has come to define their otherwise traditional Southern downtown: The bustle of La Popular, the supermarket stocked with coconut and mango, across from the sober white steeple of the First Baptist Church. The restaurant called El Sol King Pollo, with its tripe tacos and menudo, across Main Street from the Paisley Patch Boutique, with its gingham backpacks and monogrammed gifts for children.

The wave of Latinos hit this small North Alabama town in the 1990s. Many...

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