Nicholas Milano speaks with Valentina Rodriguez inside of his office at Niko Services for Immigrants Wednesday in Fort Payne, Ala. Milano meets with local Hispanics who are concerned or affected about the immigration law and offers advice or legal council. Rodriguez, who is in the country illegally, is trying to change the last name of her child, but is unsure if she is going to be able to do so to do so because of new law bars state courts from enforcing contracts involving illegal immigrants.
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published Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
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The full provisions of Alabama's new immigration law have yet to be implemented, but already its impact in the immigrant community -- including fear -- is considered much larger than in other states with similar get-tough measures.